Fourteen kitchens created by Atlanta’s most renowned and celebrated designers will feature in the Junior League of Atlanta’s 2011 Tour of Kitchens.

The event will be held Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tour and accompanying Toast of the Tour party kicks off the Junior League’s celebration of 95 years of community commitment.

This year’s self-guided tour features kitchens in Buckhead, Ansley Park, Morningside, Midtown, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. The two-day event is the perfect resource for anyone looking to renovate, rejuvenate or to simply dream about a fabulous designer kitchen.

Participating designers in the 2011 Tour are Cruikshank, CSI, Design Galleria, Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Dovetail Homes, Hammersmith, Home Forge, Home Rebuilders, Insidesign, Inspirations, Morgan Creek, Rose Hall and True Source.

Tour events will include special appearances and demonstrations by Big Green Egg, Chef Scott Serpas of Serpas, Chef Jay Swift of 4th & Swift, Chef Hugh Acheson Five & Ten and Empire State South, Chef Jason Hill of Wisteria, and Chef Joe Truex of Watershed just to name a few.

The public is also invited to attend the Toast of the Tour event, an annual kick-off party on Thursday, March 3,at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) in Peachtree Hills. There will be food, signature cocktails, a silent auction and special appearances by Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and mixologist Jerry Slater of H. Harper Station.

The Tour of Kitchens is the Junior League of Atlanta’s largest annual special event fundraiser attracting more than 1,200 attendees. Last year’s tour raised more than $100,000, which helped train and educate the League’s membership and supported the Junior League of Atlanta’s more than 98 community partner organizations that promote empowering women and children to become self-reliant.  At the culmination of the 2011 Tour, the event will exceed $1 million dollars raised over its 14-year history.

Advance purchase tickets to the event are $25, per person, good for both days of the tour and a limited number of tickets will be available the day of the tour for $35. Tickets to the “Toast” party are $45 and can only be reserved in advance. For tickets or additional information, visit jlatlanta.org or call (678) 916-3100.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.