Signature Chefs Auction is a food sampling extravaganza that pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs, restaurants and bakeries while raising money for the March of Dimes. In addition to the display of food from the culinary talents of the finest local establishments, tens of thousands of dollars in live auction packages will be presented and a great cause will be celebrated which allows for an opportunity to entertain clients or socialize with friends. We also promise an evening full of fun, entertainment and surprises. Join us to help give every baby a fighting chance to survive.
New in 2014:
For the first time, chefs will compete to take home the 2014 Top Signature Chef Award. Judges score exactly what you taste so your palate will experience the very best of what the competition has to offer.
Chair: Michael Fisher, President & CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Honoree: Louis Muglia, MD, PhD., Co-Director Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Ambassador Family: The Siroky Family
Fund the Mission:
Both Signature Chefs Auction guests and supporters who are unable to attend the event are invited to Fund the Mission: an opportunity to make a donation directly to the March of Dimes. Each gift is 100% tax deductible and helps the March of Dimes carry out it's mission through research, advocacy, community programs, and professional education on the local, state, and national levels. Those interested in funding the mission have several options when donating by mail, phone, or in-person at the event.
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #1
Rock ‘N’ Roll in Style
You may have been to Riverbend but never like this. As a VIP, you and five of your friends will attend a concert in the Private Box Suite at Riverbend Music Center. With this VIP treatment, you’ll really get a “taste” of the good life when you experience the RSViP Restaurant and Club, three VIP passes for parking and VIP access to The Backstage Patio. And with the Ohio River in the background, there’s no better place to enjoy a concert. Package includes one concert during the 2015 season. Excludes Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews and other selected Riverbend concerts.
Courtesy: Riverbend Music Center
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #2
Oh Mickey, You’re So Fine – For 6 Days and 5 Nights!
You’ll be the hippest parents or grandparents around when you give the little ones the best holiday gift ever, a vacation to Walt Disney World! Enjoy four complimentary hopper passes to zoom in and out of Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animated Kingdom. This package also includes a place to rest your head for 5 nights at a Disney Moderate Resort which can be booked or upgraded at any time or even extended.
Courtesy: Travel by Design and Brad & MacKenzie Curt
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #3
A Capital Experience from the Chef Himself
Tickle your taste buds for an evening! Take the night off from the kitchen and enjoy dinner served especially for you and five guests at The Capital Grille. Chef David Himmelberger will treat your party to an extravagant and superb five course dinner with wine pairings in The Capital Grille’s private board room. Your appetite will truly know satisfaction. Dinner valid Mon. – Thurs. excluding holidays and December. Gratuity not included. Expires 10/31/15.
Courtesy: The Capital Grille
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #4
Here and There to the Windy City – A Baseball Lover's Dream
Fly round trip jet shuttle service for two to the Windy City of Chicago so you and your guest can catch the home team take on the Cubs at the notorious Wrigley Field. Then it’s back to the Queen City where its first class seats in Great American Ballpark; four diamond seats that is. Topped off with a souvenir Budweiser mega-cooler with wheels, this package provides all the baseball, brats and beer your can handle!
Courtesy: Anheuser-Busch, Stella Cidre, Fox Sports Marketing and Ultimate Air Shuttle
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #5
Fun in the Sun in Palm Beach County
It’s time to pack up the kids in the car for some fun in the sun! Travel south to this Florida beach get-a-way and relax for five sunny days and four starry nights in Palm Beach County. This top floor Highland Beach condo sleeps six and is across from your gated private beach on the breezy Atlantic Ocean.
Courtesy: Victory Wholesale
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #6
Black Beans, Bourbon, and Buena Vista Social Club
Enjoy a night of authentic Cuban cuisine, super premium American Whisky, and Grammy winning Latin music at the home of Chef, Suzette Fisher and Cincinnati Children’s CEO, Michael Fisher. Andale, andale!
Date to be mutually arranged in the next 6 months for party of 10.
Courtesy: Michael & Suzette Fisher
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #7
Vegas, Baby! At a Moment’s Notice…
Here’s your chance for two to fly the friendly skies to the city of lights – Vegas, baby! Get away for the weekend. And while you’re there, just in case you happen to need some shut eye between poker hands, sleep like “The Donald” at Trump International Hotel for two nights in one of his “Superior King Rooms.” Just make it back to work by Monday or… You’re Fired!
Airline tickets may be used separately from hotel and are valid in the 48 contiguous US states/Alaska/Canada/Caribbean/Mexico. Airline tickets are valid one year from date issued.
Courtesy: Trump International Hotel, United Airlines
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #8
2015 Signature Chefs VIP Experience
This package includes a VIP table for 8, a personal table server, your choice of two bottles of champagne or wine, a floral arrangement, a night of guest photo and a swag bag of surprises for each guest. Expires: 11/5/15
Courtesy: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #9
Big Apple Experience
Whisk your best friend or that special someone away on round trip jet shuttle service to New York City (via Morristown, New Jersey). You will enjoy your choice of two orchestra row seats to any one of these Tony Award winning productions: Jersey Boys, Book of Mormon or Kinky Boots. Next, take in a New York Mets baseball game with another pair of tickets. There’s something for everyone in the city that never sleeps.
Courtesy: Anheuser-Busch, Stella Cidre, Rick Steiner Productions and Ultimate Air Shuttle
LIVE AUCTION PACKAGE #10
From the Board Room to the Back Yard
The Painted Chef, David Cioffi, has you covered for your next event! Corporate function, graduation party or perhaps you would rather sit down with a small group of your closest friends for an extravagant five course meal. Whatever your style, the Painted Chef will create your next memorable experience.
Courtesy: The Painted Chef
Sponsorship Opportunities are also available! For more information, contact Carey Rennekamp, Sr. Community Director at (513) 370-5004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions (parking is complimentary) to Horseshoe Cincinnati
From Indianapolis, IN: Take I-65 S and merge onto I-74 E/I-465 E/US-31 N/ IN-37 N via Exit 106. Merge onto I-74 E via Exit 49 toward Cincinnati. Merge onto I-75 S toward Lexington. Take the Seventh St exit, exit 1E. Turn slight left onto 7th St W. Turn left onto Broadway St. Horseshoe Casino is on the right.
From Dayton, OH: Take I-75 S to exit 1E, Seventh St. Turn slight left onto 7th Street W. Turn left on Broadway St. Horseshoe Casino is on the right.
From Columbus, OH: Go south on I-71 S. Take the Gilbert Ave/US-42/Reading Rd exit 2. Merge onto Gilbert Ave/US-22/OH-3S via the ramp on the left. Turn right onto E Court St. Take the 1st left onto Reedy St. Take the 1st right onto Egglestong Ave. Turn right onto Broadway St. Horseshoe Casino is on the right.
From Lexington, KY: Take I-75N toward Louisville/Cincinnati. Take the Fifth St exit, Exit 1C. Turn slight right onto W 5th St. Take the 1st left onto Elm St/ US-42 N. Turn right onto 7th St. Turn left on Broadway St. Horseshoe Casino is on the right.