The 16th annual Junior League Tour of Kitchens is on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2013. The event takes place at various homes throughout the Atlanta area. The tour takes place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and Sunday’s hours are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Tour of Kitchens begins with a kick-off event on Friday, March 22, 2013. The party takes place at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery located at 199 Armour Drive NE in Atlanta. The Toast of the Tour will begin the Tour of Kitchens celebration with a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing. The event is from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm and there will be live music, gourmet food stations, hors d’oeuvres, a dessert room, premium open bars, and mixology demonstrations. Other highlights will be the sports lounge that is going to be broadcasting March Madness games, a fabulous silent auction with lots of goodies to bid on, and the live band will keep guests dancing all night. The dress code for the Toast of the Tour party is cocktail attire and guests must be 21 and up to attend this portion of the event. Tickets are $75 per person for the Toast of the Tour party.
The two-day Tour of Kitchens event that is held on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 will give guests the chance to visit 14 of the most spectacular kitchens in Atlanta. Seven kitchens will be featured on each day, and these beautiful kitchens have been created and designed by Atlanta’s top designers. Each house will have a variety of events planned that will demonstrate various features of each kitchen, as well as highlight the outstanding talents of each event host. Some of the hosts include top Atlanta restaurant owners, catering companies, drink mixologists, chefs, fresh produce farmers, and bakers and pastry experts. In addition to these demonstrations, there will also be information provided about each of the suppliers, builders, architects, designers, and companies that worked to create and supply materials to make each kitchen spectacular. Attendees can visit the homes in any order they choose, or they can use the suggested route provided by event organizers.
Advance tickets to the two-day event are $35 and they can be picked up at the Junior League Headquarters during regular business hours. Each ticket is good for both days of the Tour of Kitchens. Tickets will also be available on the day-of for $40 and can be purchased at any of the participating homes.
All proceeds from the event go to the Junior League of Atlanta and the funds help to support their mission and their various charities. The Tour of Kitchens is the JLA’s largest event fundraiser.
For more information about the 2013 Junior League of Atlanta’s Tour of Kitchens, visit their website at http://www.jlatlanta.org/?nd=tour_of_kitchens.