March of Dimes Presents Annual Signature Chefs of Las Vegas at The Venetian Oct. 18

For a third year in a row, the March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs of Las Vegas event will be held Saturday, October 18, 2008 at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring an array of culinary, artistic, and entertainment-themed packages. The main event will showcase a live auction and culinary sampling of cuisine from 40 of the finest chefs in the city. Proceeds from the event benefit March of Dimes research to find causes of premature births, education for mothers to have healthier pregnancies and advocacy so that one day all babies will be born healthy.

“This will be an experience you won’t want to miss!” said Joe Kloeckner, southern division director, March of Dimes Nevada Chapter. “With 40 of Las Vegas’ best chefs in one room, we invite everyone to bring a big appetite to benefit our most tiny treasures. Let’s be champions for all babies.”

Host Executive Chef, Tom Moloney of AquaKnox at The Venetian is just one of 40 chefs that will be preparing signature dishes and exemplary culinary fare at the event.

March of Dime’s Signature Chefs of Las Vegas 2008 is presented by The Venetian Foundation, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada and Desert Springs Pools and Spas. Additional sponsors include The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada State Bank, Royal Printing, General Growth Properties, Sysco Foods, and Southwest Airlines.

“We are proud to support the March of Dimes Signature Chefs of Las Vegas for the third year in a row,” said Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations and community development for Las Vegas Sands Corporation. “The Venetian Foundation was created in part to provide assistance to organizations in the community that encourage and improve the quality of life and we are honored to be a part of this wonderful event.”

Ticket prices for the event are $300 per person and tables of 10 can be purchased for $3,000. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or contacting Joe Kloeckner at 702.732.9255 ext. 227 or via email at

About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs for research, community services, education, and advocacy. For more information, please visit the March of Dimes website at or the Spanish website at

About the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, and a wide variety of entertainment such as Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Blue Man Group and Wayne Brady on its premises, as well as extensive convention and corporate services. For additional information, visit The Venetian website at

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