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Top Chefs serve-up culinary delights for hope

DC’s top chefs and bartenders did more than just satisfy hungry tummys…they served up hope for a great cause! Held at the DC Ritz Carlton, the 2010 Signature Chefs auction of DC featured more than 30 of Washington’s most prestigious chefs for an evening of culinary tastings, divine drinks, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event go to the March of Dimes’ local programs – including Mama & Baby Bus and NICU Family Support.

Chef Geoff Tracy and his wife, MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell signed copies of their new cookbook, ‘Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for your Baby and Toddler.’

 Culinary tastings ranged from savory meat dishes, to vegetable soups, to mouth-watering chocolate dessert bars.

2010 March of Dimes National Ambassador Joshua Hoffman ate a specially-made grilled cheese sandwich before sharing his story with the crowd.

2010 Honorary Chef Ris Lacoste, executive chef and owner of Ris, served a flavorful salad at the event.

Live and silent auction items included unique dining packages, event tickets, hotel stays and weekend getaways.  Auctioneers went paperless, using BidPal to bid on auction items.

Redskin Star Andre Carter and his wife Bethany, along with former Redskin Derrick Frost came out to support the March of Dimes. Other notable guests included Chef Rock Harper of Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Carla Hall of Top Chef,  and saxophonist Ski Johnson.

By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG

We're about to get 'EXTREMELY' tasty!

Calling all foodies: get your utensils ready because ‘A Night of Extreme Taste’ is coming to DC! On September 30, chefs and bon vivants will gather at the DC Ritz Carlton to celebrate the Jerome Girardot Foundation‘s 2nd annual event. 

  Check out some of the featured chefs!

‘A Night of Extreme Taste’ will feature 28 of the nation’s most talented celebrity chefs, over 13 savory stations, and a grand showpiece made entirely of chocolate.  Guests will have unlimited access to tasty treats and a chance to mingle with top chefs… a culinary experience of a lifetime!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Join OMG: Signature Chef Event to Heat Up October

The OMG pick of October!

Calling all bon vivants, chefs and foodies of DC to join me next month for the ultimate food social of the Fall! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26 as Signature Chefs Auctions come to the DC Ritz-Carlton

Silent Auction DC features 20 of DC’s top chefs, gathering for an evening of culinary delights, fine wine and good company. The March of Dimes event will include live and silent auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways.

The 2010 honorary chef is Ris Lacoste (pictured), Executive Chef and Owner of Ris. WJLA-TV news anchor Leon Harris will serve as master of ceremonies.

SPECIAL: General admission seats are $150 (a $50 discount). REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Event guests get a special treat as the Ritz-Carlton DC is offering special room rates of $359 for Tuesday night, October 26.  Call 800.241.3333 before Tuesday, September 28 to request reservations.

Find out more by visiting the March of Dimes event website or at Sak’s Facebook eventSignature Chef’s Facebook event and Twitter.

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