Every year diets are checked at the door when it comes to the Signature Chefs Dinner. For 15 years it’s been like that thanks to Lead Chef Kent Rathbun. Somehow, while growing his foodie following and empire (Abacus, Jasper’s, KB’s Woodfire Grill, Kent Rathbun Catering, Kent Rathbun Elements and Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen), he manages to bring together the top chefs in the area for this one night that raises funds for the March of Dimes.
And, this year ain’t gonna be any different with such chefs as Samir Dhurandhar (Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse), Joel Harloff (The Second Floor Bistro & Bar), Dwight Harvey (Off the Bone Barbeque), Scott Gottlich (Bijoux), André Natera (Pyramid Restaurant & Bar), Eric Brandt (Bistro 31), Bruno Davaillon (Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek), Jeff Harris (Bolsa), Anthony Van Camp (SĒR Steak + Spirits), Richard Chamberlain (Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill), Jim Severson (Sevy’s Grill), Michael Sindoni (Charlie Palmer at the Joule Hotel), Jason Czaja (Shinsei Restaurant), David Holdben (Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse), Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles Concepts), Abraham Salum (Komali Restaurant and
Salum Restaurant), Gilbert Garza ( Suze Restaurant), Jason Weaver (Texas spice), Tre Wilcox (Village Marquee Grill and Bar), Executive Chef (T/X Restaurant), Kevin Garvin (Neiman Marcus Restaurants) and TJ Lengnick (Whiskey Cake).
But, wait! This year is going to be different. It’s being held at the Omni Dallas this Thursday.
How about a quick history lesson? The March of Dimes was originally known as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was created by the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt to support the battle against polio. President Roosevelt, who was suffered from the disease that was epidemic in the 40′s and 50′s, suggested that people send in dimes. Thanks to the funding, vaccines were developed by Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin.
After accomplishing its mission, the efforts were turned “to preventing birth defects and infant mortality” and eventually adding the prevention of premature births.
Since 1995, the Dallas Signature Chefs Dinner “has raised over $7M to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.”
Chairing the event is the foursome of Diane Brierley, Anita Braun, Shannon Brame and Dean McSherry.
WARNING: Remember not to head to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, where the event has been held in the past. If you do, you’ll be part of the big spenders gathering for a presidential candidate.