2nd Annual Kitchen Tour: It’s All About Entertaining!

We hope you join us for the Junior League of Washington’s second annual Kitchen Tour that kicks-off on Saturday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. Until 4:00 p.m., ticket holders will explore six amazing kitchens in the Columbia Heights neighborhood and take part in different presentations at each home, with everything from wine pairings to flower arranging. Everything you need to know about entertaining in style in D.C.!  You will see well-laid out apartment kitchens and luxurious home kitchens. 

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Tickets are available through the JLW website! Last year, over 300 tickets were sold. All proceeds from the tour will help support the JLW’s literacy efforts in the greater Washington, D.C. community.

To learn more about some of the fabulous aspects of this event we spoke with Kitchen Tour Co-Chair, Heidi Krieger.

JLW: What is your favorite aspect of planning the Junior League of Washington’s Kitchen Tour?
Heidi: I love reaching out to potential sponsors.  It’s so fun to work with our awesome community sponsors!

JLW: This is the second Junior League of Washington Kitchen Tour.  Why was this event created?
Heidi: There are so many wonderful kitchens around DC and we thought it would fun to peek inside and see what makes them work so well.

JLW: What do you think the attendees will enjoy most about this event?
Heidi: The tastings, demos, and goodie bags!!!

JLW: Can attendees win any prizes during the Kitchen Tour?
Heidi: Yes, right now included in your ticket are the following: 

  • Tastings, demos, and goodies at each of the homes;
  • An awesome goodie bag, with samples and coupons from some of DC’s best venues (hint: wine discounts, coupons for free food around the city, $20 discount from Uber, free exercise classes around the city, and even some food samples! – the value for this goodie bag is well over $100); and
  • A chance to win a door prize, such as a month-long gym membership, Vineyard Vines gentleman’s gift, a $300 wine tasting package, or an entertaining basket.

JLW: Ideas for entertaining are a focus of the Kitchen Tour, so what have you learned while working with the sponsors and planning the event?
Heidi: I think our tour goers will be so happy to learn organizational techniques from the Neat Method, a service committed to helping people maximize their living space!

JLW: What do you think is biggest challenge for designing a kitchen in a city like Washington, D.C.?
Heidi: I think it’s a challenge to work functional space in such small spaces.  This year, some of the focus is on small spaces, big ideas, which may help our attendees in realistically planning their kitchens!

We hope to see you on the Kitchen Tour on Saturday, April 20! Don’t forget to grab your ticket in advance.