Sunday, April 28, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019


On Sunday, April 28 experience the magic of The Pavilion at Carriage Farm for the fourth annual Taste For a Cure: Chef’s Gala. After an extended cocktail hour with views of rolling hills and lush pastures, enjoy a seated, family-style meal prepared by the culinary team of renowned Chef Serge Falcoz-vigne. Following dinner, join us for dancing and interactive dessert stations. 


Ticket proceeds benefit the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation which funds research, raises awareness, and educates the community about melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. It has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States


Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is to advance the health of the American people. Dr. Adams’ motto as Surgeon General is “better health through better partnerships.” He is committed to strengthening relationships with all members of the health community, and forging new partnerships with members from the business, faith, education and public safety and national security communities.

As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In this capacity, he oversees the operations of approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of our nation.

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Culinary Direction


Serge Falcoz-Vigne, 2019 Executive Chef

The gala’s extraordinary dinner will be under the culinary direction of Serge Falcoz-Vigne. Originally from Grenoble, France, Serge has cooked in restaurants all over the world. His passion is to create new recipes based on classic, traditional cuisine using modern techniques and mixing local products with international flavors. Serge believes that la cuisine is an international language and that everyone, all over the world, can understand the pleasure of eating something delicious. Serge is the executive chef and general manager at Saint Jacques, a french cuisine restaurant in Raleigh.

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