The Gourmet Gala Brings Chattanooga’s Top Restaurants Together To Mingle, Taste And Bid For Stronger, Healthier Babies

Friday, September 19, 2014
Dan Cobb – Tennessee March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year
Dan Cobb – Tennessee March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year

The annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala will be on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. at Track 29. Event chairs are Jarrett and Leigh Ann Millsaps.

This fundraising event offers 400 guests the opportunity to sample fare from some of the area's best restaurants, mingle with local celebrity chefs, taste wines and spirits, and bid on an impressive array of auction items. This evening, which helps raise important dollars for the March of Dimes in Chattanooga, pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and caterers in the River Valley and is geared toward people who enjoy fine dining, fine wine, auctions and entertainment.

The Gourmet Gala will be emceed by FOX 61 Anchor Alexis King. Tennessee Volunteer of the Year, Dan Cobb will be present. This year’s extravaganza will showcase some of Chattanooga’s top chefs, including:

  • 1885
  • Beast & Barrel
  • Café on the Corner
  • Chattanooga Golf and Country Club
  • Chat’O
  • Public House
  • Easy Bistro (will be located in the VIP Area only)
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • St. Johns
  • Kitchen at Union Square
  • Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells from The Food Network

“People love the Gourmet Gala because they get to enjoy a variety of fine wines and dishes from Chattanooga’s top restaurants,” said event chairwoman Leigh Ann Millsaps.  “And at the same time, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re helping the March of Dimes in its mission to ensure that all babies are born stronger, healthier and full-term.”

This year’s event also promises exciting entertainment as well as live and silent auctions items including dining packages, fine wines and champagnes, travel, and other specialty items, with all proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes.

A few of the auction items include: a vintage Coca-Cola soda machine (it works!), guitar signed by Scotty McCreery and a Pints & Pedals Beer Tour.

All proceeds from the event benefit the March of Dimes. For more event information, visit marchofdimes.com/Tennessee. To purchase tables or tickets, contact Mandy Burger at 423 605-3440 or aburger@marchofdimes.com. You may also visit Facebook.com/MarchofDimesChattanooga, or on Twitter @MOD_Tennessee.



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