Recognized as one of Washington’s most unique and anticipated events, the 32nd Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is a fundraising dinner with a unique Capitol Hill flavor. More than 40 Washington notables, including U.S. Senators and Representatives, are expected to participate in this competitive cook-off as Celebrity Chefs, preparing and serving their favorite dishes. They will be judged by locally acclaimed professional chefs with awards given for six categories of achievement. View Gourmet Gala 2013 video highlights and the award presentation, photos, Congress Members' recipes and winning recipes.
Gourmet Gala Co-Chairs: Mrs. Bobbi Barrasso, Wyoming, and Mrs. Marty Hinojosa, Texas
Finance Co-Chairs: Mr. Ken Cole, Pfizer and Mr. Dean Aguillen, Ogilvy Government Relations
U.S. Senators/Spouses: The Honorable Mark Begich, Alaska; The Honorable Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut; The Honorable Roy Blunt, Missouri; The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Georgia; The Honorable John Cornyn, Texas; The Honorable Mike Enzi, Wyoming; The Honorable Deb Fischer, Nebraska; The Honorable John Hoeven, North Dakota; The Honorable Johnny Isakson, Georgia; The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota; The Honorable Joe Manchin, West Virginia; The Honorable Jim Risch, Idaho; The Honorable Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania.
U.S. Representatives/Spouses: The Honorable Robert Aderholt, Alabama; The Honorable Sanford Bishop, Georgia; The Honorable Vern Buchanan, Florida; The Honorable Steve Cohen, Tennessee; The Honorable Mike Conaway, Texas; The Honorable Joe Crowley, New York; The Honorable Elijah Cummings, Maryland; The Honorable John Dingell, Michigan; The Honorable Lloyd Doggett, Texas; The Honorable Bill Flores, Texas; The Honorable Joe Garcia, Florida; The Honorable Gene Green, Texas; The Honorable Doug Lamborn, Colorado; The Honorable Dave Loebsack, Iowa; The Honorable Billy Long, Missouri; The Honorable James McGovern, Massachusetts; The Honorable Mark Meadows, North Carolina; The Honorable Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi; The Honorable Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico; The Honorable Bill Posey, Florida; The Honorable Hal Rogers, Kentucky; The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard, California; The Honorable David Scott, Georgia; The Honorable Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania; The Honorable Mike Thompson, California; The Honorable Filemon Vela, Texas; The Honorable Ed Whitfield, Kentucky; The Honorable Ted Yoho, Florida.
Benefactors: Airlines for America, Alpha Natural Resources, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, BlueCross BlueShield Association, BP America, Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast NBCUniversal, CVS Caremark, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Merck, NextEra Energy, Peabody Energy, Sanofi Pasteur, Shell, Southern Company, and United Parcel Service.
Supporters: AbbVie, Aflac, American Medical Association, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Association of American Railroads, The Boeing Company, Cheniere Energy, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, CSX, Dean & Maria Aguillen Foundation, Dominion Resources, The Duberstein Group, Herbalife, Hogan & Lovells, Honeywell, Marathon Oil, Marathon Petroleum Company, McGraw Hill Financial, Ogilvy Government Relations, PG&E, TE Connectivity, US Telecom, United Technologies Corporation, and Walmart.