Great food and auctions are part of the Signature Chefs Auction 2012 sponsored by the March of Dimes. It's coming up Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center, 50 Kingsmill Drive, Williamsburg.
The annual fundraiser features silent and live auctions, entertainment, food and wine. Doors open at 5 p.m., and guests will be able to sample signature by many of the area's best chefs.
The lineup includes: Denis Calinan, William & Mary Catering; Richard Carr, Berrett's Seafood and Riverwalk Landing; Kenny Sloane, Fin Seafood; Mary K. Rivers, Vintner' Cellar Winery of Yorktown; Chun Felix, Opus 9 Steak House; Kelvin Moore, The Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center; Chad Martin, Create Bistro and Circa 1918 Kitchen + Bar; Mark Florimonte, Kingsmill Resort & Spa; Kyle Fowlkes, Embassy Suites Hampton Roads Hotel, Spa & Convention Center; and Damen Teretick, County Grill & Smokehouse.
I'll be one of the judges handing out several awards, inlcuding Most Outstanding Presentation, Chef's Award, Best Decorated Booth and Best Dessert. There's also a Dish of the Colonial Peninsula Award, a dish that captures the unique flavors of Hampton Roads, sponsored by Hampton Roads Magazine. And attendees will vote The People's Choice Award.