The Signature Dish

Local restaurants, caterers and chefs are coming together, putting their best dish forward to participate in The Signature Dish, Ellis County’s largest culinary event.

Attendees will savor tastings prepared by participants, giving vendors the perfect opportunity to showcase their talents, products, restaurants or business. On-site judges determine best-in-category winners, awarding participants the titles of Overall Best Dish, Best Dessert, Best Youth Chef and more.

Come enjoy fabulous flavors, live music by The Kadie Lynn Band, exciting prizes and a silent auction as you taste your way through a delicious evening in support of Manna House.

We can end hunger in Ellis County. Together.


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Event Details

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Blaine Stone Lodge
5331 Weatherford Road
Midlothian, TX 76065

The Signature Dish Community Cookbook

In tandem with our inaugural Signature Dish event taking place in October of 2021, Manna House is publishing a cookbook complete with our community’s favorite and family-inspired recipes. Whether it’s a creamy casserole that has brought comfort to your family for generations, or an eclectic Dulce de Leche torte you whip up when you want to impress the in-laws, we want to see and share your culinary creations. Submit your favorite recipe today!

Volunteer Sign-Up

If you are interested in volunteering to help at The Signature Dish event, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. Thank you for your support and dedication to serving our community.

Silent Auction Donations

If you have products or services that you would like to donate in contribution to our Signature Dish silent auction, please fill out the form below with your information and a brief description of the contribution you would like to make. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

Live Auction Items

Don’t miss the Live Auction inside at 7:15!


#1 – Cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Amazing 3-night stay in this beautiful 5 bedroom cabin that sleeps 12. Stunning modern rustic cabin has a hot tub, game loft and is close to Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park. Monday-Thursday only based on availability. 

Value $2,250

 #2 – Condominium in Costa Rica

Tropical 7-night stay for 6 in Costa Rica. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo has an ocean view, is walking distance to the beach, and near all the famous Jaco restaurants and shops. Booking in 2022 only, based on availability. (Airfare not included; passport required.) 

Value $1,900


#3 – Guest House in Fredericksburg, Texas

Relaxing 2-night stay in Fredericksburg for 14. This turn-of-the-century guest house is located just a short walk from the center of Main Street in historic downtown Fredericksburg. 

Value $1,618


#4 – Ride to School in a Fire Truck

Treat your child and 2 friends to a ride to school in a Midlothian Fire Truck. 

Value “Priceless”


#5 – Ride to School in a Police Car

Treat your child and 2 friends to a ride to school in a Midlothian Police Vehicle. 

Value “Priceless”