March of Dimes Signature Chef

Signature Chefs Auction Awards

Dish of the Colonial Peninsula - A dish that captures the unique regional flavor of Hampton Roads through ingredients, preparation and/or imagination. A recipe for the dish, suitable preparation by home cook must be provided.

S.O.L. Food Award – Sustainable, Organic, Local. The best tasting dish which is sensitive to the environment by emphasizing organic ingredients and sustainable foods in its composition. Chefs should provide a brief description of the dish specifically noting its local resources.

Most Outstanding Presentation – A visual – and edible – work of art, judged solely on its appearance on a dinner sized demonstration plate (or decorative plate of the chef's choosing subject to restrictions below).

Most Outstanding Dessert – A special category for desserts and sweets only. Entries are judged on presentation, creativity, and taste.

Chefs' Award – A dish whose technique and artistry are truly appreciated by other culinary professionals and voted only by the participating chefs.

The People's Choice Award – Attendees at the event will vote for the dish they think is best. Each paid guest will be given one People's Choice Ballot at registration. Ballots will be collected at each table and counted by our judging panel no later then 7 pm.

Best Decorated Booth - The booth that is decorated in a way that most creatively represents the event theme and mission of the event.

Best Taste Award – Judges will vote on the dish they think is best. Entries will based purely on taste.