Recognized as one of Washington’s most unique and anticipated events, the 33rd Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is a fundraiser with a unique Capitol Hill flavor. 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":
Gourmet Gala Co-Chairs: Dianne Isakson, Georgia, and Dr. Carolina Reyes, California.
2015 Celebrity Judges: Celebrity Judge Chair Chef Ris Lacoste of Ris; Chef Jamie Leeds of Hanks Oyster Bar; Chef Spike Mendelsohn of Bearnaise; Chef Matt Parrilli of the National Democratic Club; Chef Jeff Tunks of Passion Food Hospitality.
Regional Sponsors: Aflac, American Chemistry Council, BlueCross BlueShield Association, BNSF, General Motors, Koch Companies Public Sector, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Southern Company, The Home Depot and Volkswagen.
Benefactors: AARP, Amway, Anheuser-Busch, BP America, Inc., Chevron Corporation, Comcast NBCUniversal, CVS Health, Fluor, McGraw Hill Financial, Merck, Pfizer, Primerica, PSEG, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., The Coca-Cola Company and United Parcel Service.
Supporters: AbbVie, American Medical Association, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Dominion Resources, Inc., Hogan & Lovells, Honeywell International Inc., Marathon Oil Corporation, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, National Association of Broadcasters, PWR, Shell, Time Warner Cable, The Boeing Company and Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America.