Fourteen spectacular kitchens created by Atlanta’s most renowned designers will be highlighted during The Junior League of Atlanta’s 2012 Tour of Kitchens.
The event will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The tour will feature special appearances by several of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs, as well as other special events and demonstrations.
The Tour of Kitchens, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, is the Junior League’s largest fundraiser and has raised over $1 million to benefit its community partners.
The self-guided tour features kitchens located in Buckhead, Ansley Park, Morningside, Midtown, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. The two-day event is a great resource for anyone looking to renovate, rejuvenate or to simply dream about a designer kitchen.
The tour will focus on the Morningside, Midtown and Ansley Park on Saturday, while Sunday will showcase homes primarily in the Buckhead, Vinings and Dunwoody areas.
“The tour is a sneak peek into Atlanta’s most beautiful homes and a great way to talk directly with designers in a casual setting,” said tour chair Amanda Patton.
2012 Participating designers include: Diversified Cabinet Distributors, Rose Hall, Poggenpohl, Design Galleria, CSI Kitchen and Bath, Home Rebuilders, Inspirations, Dovetail Homes, Kitchen and Bath Concepts, Distinctive Remodeling Solutions, Morgan Creek, Hammersmith, Home Forge and Handcrafted Homes/McFarlane Design
Tour events will include special appearances and demonstrations by Chef Chris Hall of Local Three, Chef Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food, Chef Jason Paolini, Executive Sous Chef Restaurant Eugene, Pastry Chef Sarah Koob of Canoe, Chef Linda Harrell of Cibo E Beve,  Chef Cyrille Holota of BLT Steak and many more
The public is also invited to attend the popular Toast of the Tour event, an annual kick-off party to be held Friday, March 23, at The Showroom of Guy T. Gunter and Associates with a special performance from Yacht Rock Revue. The evening will feature food, cocktails and a silent auction with special appearances by Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene, Mixologist Jeff Jackson and Chef Phillipe Haddad
Advance purchase tickets to the event are $25 per person, good for both days of the tour. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the tour for $35. Tickets to the “Toast” party are $50 and can only be reserved in advance.  For tickets or additional information, visit tourofkitchens.org or call (404) 261-7799.

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.