Some of Philadelphia's top chefs got together at the Please Touch Museum on Nov. 19 for a benefit that raised $320,00 for the March of Dimes, which focuses on premature birth.

Chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtu and Brigantessa was recognized with the Culinary Excellence Award.

Also getting awards were Stephen K. Klasko, the CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Citizen of the Year); Cigna (the Roosevelt Award for Service to Humanity); and Maria Perez (the Jack Van Dusen Award,  recognizing the top fundraising March for Babies participant in the Southeast Pennsylvania Division).

Besides Cicala, chefs and restaurateurs participating included American Culinary Federation (Frederick A. Robinson), Brulee Catering (Guillermo Veloso and Jean-Marie Lacroix), Cantina Feliz (Tim Spinner), Classic Cakes (Robert Bennett), El Poquito (Andrew Sabin), Fork (Ellen Yin), Helm (Kevin D’Egidio and Michael Griffiths), JEV’s Culinary Connections (John Anderson),  Lacroix (Jon Cichon), Laurel (Nicholas Elmi), La Champignon de Tokio (Madame Saito), Margaret Kuo’s (Margaret Kuo), Pub & Kitchen (Eli Collins), Rouge (Sam Noh), R2L (Peter Scarola, Daniel  Stern), Sancho Pistola's (Adan Trinidad), Revolution Taco (Mike Sultan), The Farm and the Fisherman (Josh Lawler), Triangle Tavern (Mark McKinney), Twenty Manning (Kiong Banh), Will BYOB (Chris Kearse), Zeppoli (Joey Baldino), Vedge (Richard Landau), Vernick (Greg Vernick), plus representatives of Brewery Ommegang, CBL Wine Co., Pelligrino, and La Colombe.