Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 8th Annual Tour of Kitchens

February 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get inspired as you tour Coral Gables’ most beautiful kitchens, taste samples from the city’s best restaurants and shop from local merchants!

The Tour of Kitchens, hosted by Coral Gables Community Foundation, is on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Want to learn more? Here’s all you need to know about this fantastic showcase of kitchens!

Q: What is the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens?
A: The 8th Annual Tour of Kitchens is a self-guided tour of Coral Gables’ most impressive kitchens in private residences.

Q: How is the Tour of Kitchens structured?
A: It begins with the Opening Event between 9 and 10 a.m. at Snaidero Kitchen & Design, where you check-in to receive your wristband (required to enter each home) and the Tour of Kitchens program booklet, containing the map and addresses of all the Tour stops).

At Snaidero, you can enjoy breakfast, coffee and mimosas while you browse the store’s showroom. The Tour gets underway at 10 a.m. when you begin visiting the Tour stops. The stops will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and you may visit them in any order you like. Each stop will contain a free food sampling from a local restaurant, kitchen-related items for purchase and a stunning tabletop inspiration on display by a local retailer.

After you have visited each stop or as many as you can in the allotted time, you are invited to attend the Closing Event at Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, from 2 to 4 p.m. At Ferguson’s delicious bites from local dessert shops and bakeries will be available, along with complimentary champagne. The Closing Event will also feature a silent auction boasting must-have foodie, kitchen and home-related items as well as kitchen talks by noted designers.

Q: Are only houses on the tour?
A: Most of the stops on the Tour of Kitchens are houses, but the Miele and Scavolini showrooms are featured stops as well, and each will serve delicious samples from participating restaurants!

Q: How much is the Tour of Kitchens?
A: The Tour of Kitchens is $60 per person in advance (recommended). If not sold out, you may register for the Tour of Kitchens on the day of the event for $70 at Snaidero.

Q: Are there group discounts?
A: No, group discounts are not offered.

Q: How can I register?
A: Online at Tickets or by phone at 305-446-9670. Please list the name of each person you are registering so that each name you are paying for will be added to the registration list.

Q: Where do I pick up my tickets?
A: There are no printed, physical tickets for this event. Check in at the Snaidero Opening Event, and you will receive a wrist band. Keep your wristband on all day as this entitles you to enter any of the stops or the Closing Event.

Q: Will you mail my tickets to me?
A: No, there are no printed tickets, and you do not need to print out your virtual ticket either.

Q: How long does the Opening Event last and do I have to attend it?
A: The Opening Event is from 9 to 10 a.m. Volunteers will be at Snaidero until noon checking-in guests and distributing wristbands. Breakfast is not available after 10 a.m. You must check in at Snaidero to receive your wristband to ensure entry into all the stops.

Q: Is transportation provided for the tour?
A: A VIP Limo Experience is available, which includes 10% off any Majestic Limousines vehicle with a driver and a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking is available on the streets surrounding the homes and stops on the tour. There is metered parking near Snaidero and Ferguson, and Coral Gables Senior High School will provide free parking in the parking lot on the LeJeune Road side of the school. The lot is located two blocks away from the Opening and Closing Events.

Q: Do I have to see all the homes?
A” No, you may see as many homes as you can or wish to between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Q: Do I have to tour the homes in a certain order? Do I have to stay with a group?
A: No, you are free to tour the homes in any order you choose, and the tour is self-guided. You can take the Tour with whomever you like!

Q: Do I have to attend the Closing Event?
A: No, but you will be missing out on sweet treats and the chance to bid on amazing silent auction items if you don’t!

Q: What is the hashtag for the event?
A” #TOK2017

Q: Are the venues handicap accessible?
A: Due to the high volume of people and the natural ground variances, caution is suggested.

Q: Where do the funds raised from the Tour of Kitchens go?
A: Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School.

All that’s left is to purchase your tickets!

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