I'm so happy to be a part of this special event once again this year. The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is not only a wonderful opportunity to taste some of the most delicious dishes from world-class chefs, but it is an honor to watch my community raise much needed funds to help improve the health and wellbeing of infants, children and families in Alabama. It's amazing to see everyone involved give so generously of their time and talents for the babies - from the incredibly talented Signature Chefs to the many volunteers, donors and supporters of this worthy cause. The best news is more than $180,000 was raised to benefit babies and families through the March of Dimes mission and work! Congratulations to all!
A quinceanera is a lovely tradition in the hispanic culture celebrating a young girls coming of age - her 15th birthday! If you've never been to one, it is a beautiful ceremony and party where the young lady invites family and special friends to join her for this most special event. I loved the ceremony where the young lady's father removes her "girlish" shoes (in this case her sneakers) and slips her high heels on her feet for the first time! Another favorite highlight was when she lights a candle for each special person in her life and explains why they are important to her. I think traditions are so important in any culture, and being such a part of this special one for this special family was truly a joy!
When you are around this many uber talented chefs with so many delicious delicacies to sample, it's difficult to stay focused on shooting! What a wonderful night last night's event at Iron City was - all for the babies and the March of Dimes. The 20th Anniversary Birmingham Signature Chefs Auction brought together top local chefs showcasing their culinary masterpieces from area favorites such as Ashley Mac's, Bellini's Ristorante & Bar, Bettola and Vittoria, Catering by Bellini's, FoodBar, Galley and Garden, GianMarco's, Iron City Grill, Nourish, Spoon & Ladle Soup Co., Vino, and Wind Creek Hospitality. This was truly a feast for the eyes.... So happy to be a part of this fabulous event. Thank you March of Dimes!
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