An Event of Culinary Excellence; The 10th Annual Signature Chefs Auction


The March of Dimes 10th annual Signature Chefs Gala recently took place at the Southwest University Events Center, 6500 Montana. Serving as Volunteer Chairs were Terri Wasaff Wyatt and Troy Wyatt. Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. Funds raised by the gala go to help mothers, support families, and fund research. This noble cause was created by President Franklin Roosevelt.

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With the help of Glazer’s of El Paso , and the best wines from NAPA Valley, namely Joseph Carr Wines, as well as the featured drink by Maker’s Mark, combined with the talent of nineteen of El Paso’s greatest chefs, the evening held the promise of gastronomic excellence.

The chefs created a selection of extraordinary cuisine for an exclusive audience. El Paso Chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists. The event is a culinary showcase featuring the top culinary masters of the Sun City. By graciously donating their time and talent, chefs create an experience not to be had at a single location. Each table featured offerings to tempt the palette of the most discriminating food connoisseur while highlighting the chef’s unique, exceptional talents.

El Paso Country Club Chef Laura Santos said, “I am honored to serve in this culinary extravaganza benefitting MOD.” Coronado Country Club Chef Victor Miranda noted, “This gala raises funds for such a noble cause in our community. “

There were several excursions to the NAPA Valley, the Makers Mark Distillery, a Dallas Cowboy Game and Puerta Vallarta up for bid. Serving as MOD Ambassador Family were Taylor Moreno and son, Camden. The event was sponsored by the Hospitals of Providence.

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“The March of Dimes Signature Chef gala was a tremendous success! Terri and I and our entire team thank you for your support. A big thank you to Yolanda and Ben Arriola of South West University for their tremendous support during the entire process,” Troy Wyatt / Terri Wasaff Wyatt Volunteer Chairs.

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