Recognized as one of Washington’s most unique and anticipated events, the 32nd Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is a fundraising dinner with a unique Capitol Hill flavor. Nearly 40 Washington notables, including U.S. Senators and Representatives, participated in this competitive cook-off as Celebrity Chefs, preparing and serving their favorite dishes. They were judged by locally acclaimed professional chefs with awards given to the following "Chefs" for six categories of achievement:
Gourmet Gala Co-Chairs: Mrs. Bobbi Barrasso, Wyoming, and Mrs. Marty Hinojosa, Texas
Finance Co-Chairs: Mr. Ken Cole, Pfizer and Mr. Dean Aguillen, Ogilvy Government Relations
U.S. Senators/Spouses: The Honorable Mark Begich, Alaska; The Honorable Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut; The Honorable Roy Blunt, Missouri; The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Georgia; The Honorable John Cornyn, Texas; The Honorable Mike Enzi, Wyoming; The Honorable Deb Fischer, Nebraska; The Honorable John Hoeven, North Dakota; The Honorable Johnny Isakson, Georgia; The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota; The Honorable Joe Manchin, West Virginia; The Honorable Jim Risch, Idaho; The Honorable Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania.
U.S. Representatives/Spouses: The Honorable Robert Aderholt, Alabama; The Honorable Sanford Bishop, Georgia; The Honorable Vern Buchanan, Florida; The Honorable Steve Cohen, Tennessee; The Honorable Mike Conaway, Texas; The Honorable Joe Crowley, New York; The Honorable Elijah Cummings, Maryland; The Honorable John Dingell, Michigan; The Honorable Lloyd Doggett, Texas; The Honorable Bill Flores, Texas; The Honorable Joe Garcia, Florida; The Honorable Gene Green, Texas; The Honorable Doug Lamborn, Colorado; The Honorable Dave Loebsack, Iowa; The Honorable Billy Long, Missouri; The Honorable James McGovern, Massachusetts; The Honorable Mark Meadows, North Carolina; The Honorable Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi; The Honorable Bill Posey, Florida; The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, California; The Honorable Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania; The Honorable Mike Thompson, California; The Honorable Filemon Vela, Texas; The Honorable Ed Whitfield, Kentucky; The Honorable Ted Yoho, Florida.
Benefactors: Airlines for America, Alpha Natural Resources, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, BlueCross BlueShield Association, BP America, Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast NBCUniversal, CVS Caremark, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Merck, NextEra Energy, Peabody Energy, Sanofi Pasteur, Shell, Southern Company, and United Parcel Service.
Supporters: AbbVie, Aflac, American Medical Association, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Association of American Railroads, The Boeing Company, Cheniere Energy, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, CSX, Dean & Maria Aguillen Foundation, Dominion Resources, The Duberstein Group, Herbalife, Hogan & Lovells, Honeywell, Marathon Oil, Marathon Petroleum Company, McGraw Hill Financial, Ogilvy Government Relations, PG&E, TE Connectivity, US Telecom, United Technologies Corporation, and Walmart.