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Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala Brings North New Jersey’s Top Restaurants Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies

On Monday October 21, 2013, top chefs will offer attendees an opportunity to enjoy a great night out while raising funds, making friends and increasing awareness of the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies. The 2013 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala will be held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New Jersey from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. The March of Dimes, along with sponsors AmeriHealth New Jersey, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Investors Bank, KPMG, UnitedHealthcare, Goya, CB Richard Ellis, Altimira, Ivy Equities, PSEG, Sovereign Bank, United Water, Wainscot Media and R&R Marketing, will be raising money to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

This newly created, premier event combines North Jersey’s 30 year Harvest Ball Black Tie Gala with the North Jersey Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala for an elegant, upscale evening of fine dining, dancing, ballroom dancing demonstrations and enjoying  top of  the line as well as the newest wines, spirits and liqueurs. Bud Maltin and his orchestra will be on hand. This gourmet extravaganza will feature the skills and creativity of approximately 25 -30 of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in North Jersey. There will also be the opportunity to bid on silent auction and culinary packages.

Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey, will be honored at the 2013 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala. With more than 30 years experience, Roman has watched the health care industry transform and has lead AmeriHealth New Jersey to do the same since she assumed the role of president and CEO in 2006. She is committed to making a positive impact on the way health care is delivered in the state as well as giving back to her community. She currently sits on a number of boards for varying organizations to help to make a positive impact on the people and businesses across New Jersey and has earned numerous honors and awards for her business and community leadership.

Restaurants and establishments that will be participating include Assembly Steakhouse, Axia Taverna, Chart House, Escape, Dino’s Restaurant, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Goya, Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs,  Liberty House Restaurant, Regina’s Steakhouse & Grill, Ridgewood Fare Dining and Catering, Rob’s Bistro, R&R Marketing with Wine Country Stores, Saddle River Inn, Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, The Bernards Inn, The Manor, The Ryland Inn and Two Men And an Appetite.

“This is a special year for the March of Dimes as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary,” said Gina Radice, March of Dimes Executive Director of the North Jersey Division.  ”This year’s new Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala will help to increase awareness of our mission and celebrate the life changing breakthroughs March of Dimes funded researchers are making that are saving babies lives.”

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets contact Carol Roberts at croberts@marchofdimes.com or (973) 296-8808.

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