March of Dimes Signature Chef

Past Auction Items Have Included:

 

Kevin Sharkey
Aqua Vi - Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Seafood Super Bowl Tailgate Party!
Chef Kevin Sharkey and the culinary team of the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront will bring the party to your house for you and 15 guests.  We will provide all the ingredients for a “New England style Lobster Bake” on Super Bowl Sunday!  Virginia oysters, shrimp, lobsters, clams, crab cakes, bratwurst, jumbo wings, local micro brews and much more.  We will even do the dishes!

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Eric Doarnberger
Atlantic Shores Retirement Community

Set Sail to Paradise
Name your next port of call! Set sail aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to a destination of your choosing. Package includes cruise and airline certificates.  Next stop Paradise!

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Johnny Mo
Mallards at the Wharf

Eastern Shore Hospitality at its Finest
Jump in the car with seven of your best friends and get ready for a day of food, fun, and adventure with Johnny Mo the musical chef.  From the minute you get on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and take in the breathtaking views of the sea, your worries will disappear.  Pull off the highway into historic Onancock and put on your bathing suit, because Chef Johnny Mo will be waiting to escort you by boat to a private beach for a day to remember.  Cast a line into the water, play horseshoes, or stroll the beach looking for shells or even an American Indian arrowhead.  As you enjoy the fully stocked bar and the sights, chef Johnny Mo will be firing up a traditional Eastern Shore boil full of clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and fish all in a delicious broth.  He will be sure to bring some burgers, brats and an assortment of cold salads to munch on as well.  When Johnny’s done cooking, of course he will crank up the guitar and put on a special concert featuring some of his original music and some all-time favorites too!  After this fun day, Johnny will take you back to the dock and each person will be given an Eastern Shore memory bag with several local goodies from wine to peanuts and everything in-between.

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Garett Barner
Passion The Restaurant

Intimate Evening for Six
An intimate evening for six at Passion the Restaurant.  Chef Garett Barner will prepare an exquisite 6 course Chef’s tasting dinner, tailored to the personal likes of our very special guests.  Each course will feature some very exquisite wines, expertly paired by Diane Gomori and Karen Thomas, which will only serve to enhance this wonderful and unique dining experience.   

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Scott Simpson
Swan Terrace at The Founders Inn and Spa

Cooking…Wine…Oh my!
Enjoy a Customized Live Catered Hors d'oeuvre Cooking & Wine Pairing Class for you and (7) of you closest friends in the privacy of your own home.  Your event will be on a date and time of your choice and hosted by The Executive Chef of the Founders Inn along with one of our Wine Experts.  Your guests will walk away a little bit wiser in the ways of the Culinary World and with Founders Inn Gift Baskets containing:  Gourmet Ingredients, (1)  of our Chefs Favorite Cookbooks, (1) Gift Certificate for Dinner for (2) in the Swan Terrace Restaurant and (1) Gift Certificate good for any (1) hour treatment in the delightful Flowering Almond Spa.

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Brian Bland
Chesapeake Bay Catering Company

Bon Voyage!
The Chesapeake Bay Catering Co. is offering a “Bon Voyage” cocktail party for 25 guests. Let your taste buds take a trip as our chefs prepare 7 tapas style dishes from the planets most popular Ports of Call. Included in this cocktail party are signature wines of our choosing, unique serving pieces, and an outstanding and detail oriented staff to spoil you and your guests.
Our winning bidder will also enjoy a five night Caribbean cruise for two on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in an ocean view stateroom. This certificate also includes taxes, port charges and onboard gratuities.
Enjoy an evening with family and friends then relax in warm weather on a luxury cruise.

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Matt Knack
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Grab your apron!
Enjoy a cooking class and wine pairings for eight people hosted by Chef Matt Knack.

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Ted Cathey
The Inn & Garden Café

Two Night Stay and Gourmet Dinner for two at The Inn & Garden Cafe
Upon arrival, you will settle into a beautifully appointed suite and enjoy a “Welcome” Cheese & Crudité Platter and Champagne with your host, Sandra and Chef Ted.  That evening, you and your guest will enjoy a memorable 5-course dinner paired with 5 different wines – the menu to be coordinated with you in advance by Chef Ted.  You will begin the first of your two day stay with an elegant breakfast served in our Gazebo overlooking the gardens.  A personalized picnic lunch will be prepared for you to enjoy during a day of recreation and sightseeing.  That evening, you will ‘wine down’ before another discriminating 5-course dinner and wine.  Following breakfast on the second day, you can leisurely (and hopefully, with some reluctance) prepare to depart – we will celebrate your stay with complimentary departing gifts, a special “Thank You” for supporting the March of Dimes through The Inn & Garden Cafe.

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Mackenzie Hess
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro

Raise your glass
Enjoy a personal six course dinner for eight guests cooked by Chef Mackenzie Hess. Wine pairings will accompany the meal presented by Sommelier Emily Ann Wagener.

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Mike Farrell
Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas

Grab your costume!
A Speakeasy dinner themed party in your own home for up to 20 guests. Your choice of either five tapas courses or up to 10 party sized platters of food along with classic cocktails and “bathtub” gin. Guests are encouraged to dress up in prohibition era attire.

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Cher Deanna Freridge and Chef Don Averso
Tidewater Community College Culinary Arts Program

Themed Dinner for Twelve Guests in your Home
A special themed dinner for 12 guests in your home.  Menu will consist of six courses: appetizer, salad, intermezzo, entrée, seasonal fruit and cheese, and luscious dessert prepared and served by our Culinary Arts students and instructors. Enjoy the flavors of a specific region such as France, Italy, Morocco, our bountiful  Chesapeake Bay area, or a combination of flavors and styles!
Package includes themed favors for each guest to take home. In addition to a fabulous meal, a special centerpiece will be made exclusively for your event.
If you have your dinner during our Fall semester (September- December), you and your guests will enjoy a Handcrafted Gingerbread Display, all completely edible!
If you have your dinner during our Spring semester (February – May) you and your guests will enjoy an artisan 3-tier Specialty Cake highlighting the flavors and colors of the season

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John Maclure
Tradewinds

Penthouse Party on the Bay
Ten guests will be treated to a heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception in the Penthouse Suite of the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. The party doesn’t stop there! Each couple will receive welcome amenities and complimentary overnight stays at he hotel. Chef John Maclure will prepare a menu featuring his awarding winning specialties.

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