2nd Annual Signature Chefs & Master Mixologists Gala

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Date(s) - 11/08/2012
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

El Cortez





A Night at the Speakeasy

Join us for our Second Annual Signature Chefs & Master Mixologists Tasting and Auction on Thursday, November 8 at the El Cortez Apartment Hotel!

The El Cortez was built in the roarin’ 20s and remained San Diego’s tallest and most glamorous building for over a decade. Continuing in the tradition of its earliest years, our event will be brimming with bold beverages, fine foods, and excellent company for a wonderful cause. So find your favorite flapper dress or a classic suit and join us for a night at the speakeasy that is sure to be the bee’s knees.

Mark your calendars for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs and Master Mixologists, A Night at the Speakeasy on Thursday, November 8, 2012, chaired by Michele Arthur and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade.

Helmed by Co-Lead Chefs Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room and Andrew Spurgin, the March of Dimes 2nd Annual Signature Chefs Auction convenes stellar Chefs and marvelous Mixologists for an evening of culinary extravagance Prohibition-style at San Diego’s landmark, El Cortez. Sip and sample creative concoctions and delightful delicacies while bidding on the most exclusive and experiential culinary auction items.

All proceeds support the work of the March of Dimes to help improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

To reserve your Signature Chefs table, discuss sponsorship or participation opportunities, please contact Amber Lingle at alingle@marchofdimes.com or 858.300.6402.

Lead Chefs:
Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room
Andrew Spurgin

Andrew SpurginChef Consultant
Bernard GuillasMarine Room
Alex CarballoStone World Bistro
Hanis CavinCarnitas’ Snack Shack
Tommy GomesCatalina Offshore
Matt GordonUrban Solace
Ilan HallThe Gorbals
Katherine HumphusBo-Beau Kitchen
Rachel KingSearsucker
David MeadeNobu
Dawn ParksThe Wild Thyme Company
Javier PlascenciaMision 19
Kaitlin RamosSt. Germain Bistro
Participating MixologistEstablishment
Michael EspositoSnake Oil
Jeff JosenhansGrant Grill
Shane McKnightBest Beverages
Guillermo SauzaTequila Fortaleza
Chris SimmonsSmoke & Mirrors
Ian WardPick & Rocks
Aaron ZieskePrepKitchen
Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, Chair
Michele R. Arthur, Chair
Shannon Bartlett
Sheri Kraus
Ruth Malero
Beau Mailloux
Laurie Mitchell
Mitch Mitchell
Dawn Parks
Wendy Segal
Marie Tahan Daniels
Stacey Thomas
Patsy Tomlin
Danitza Villanueva
Caroline Wohl

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