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Junior League of New Orleans Kitchen Tour

Kitchen Tour and Cocktails & Cuisine chairs and committee members Front Row, from left: Heather Johnson, Tesa Bossetta, Christy Dirks, Caroline Kearney, Margaret Roux and Alicia Corcoran. Second Row, from left: Sudie Joint, Candice Wright, Kris Fortier, Mary Scott McKinnon, Valerie Gernhauser, Alex Kless, Laurie Martin, Meredith Maxwell, Susan Kliebert, Courtney Garrett. Third Row, from left: Jennifer Cheatham, Meredith Beers, Catherine Hales, Anna Schaefer, Mary Katherine Taylor, Kendall Hales, Giselle Hecker, Erin Fontenot, Rebecca Clary. Fourth Row, from left: Heidi Dugan, Alicia Joint, Nicole Armbruster, Caroline Avegno, Kim Nguyen, Kirby Messinger. Not Pictured for Kitchen Tour: Meg Baldwin, Kristy Charvet, Jill Hecker, Shauna Johnson, Kelly Kittock, Marcell Mouledoux, Caroline Rittiner and Jill Siemssen. Not Pictured for Cocktails & Cuisine: Coleena Wolfe, Jenny Thomas, Stacey Stanfield, Emily LaRene Roberts, Laney Robein, Jennifer Mackey, Jennifer Macias, Mary Lorenz, Elizabeth Hill, Christy Commiskey and Kate Bruce.

Cheryl Gerber Photographs

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The Junior League of New Orleans Eighth Annual Kitchen Tour is a self-guided tour of 12 beautifully appointed kitchens in the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods.

The JLNO Kitchen Tour supports community efforts to help rebuilding in New Orleans, improve children’s well-being and education and encourage healthy families. Revenues generated from the Kitchen Tour and the Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party are invested in the JLNO’s volunteer-supported community projects, which include Lafayette Academy Charter School, Samuel J. Green Charter School’s Edible Schoolyard, Freret Neighborhood Outreach, Power Ties, PRC’s Rebuilding Together, Safe Sitter, Second Harvest’s Fresh Produce Program, Kids in the Kitchen and Strength of Relationship. The funds also support the JLNO Community Assistance Fund, JLNO Senior League and the JLNO Get on Board Nonprofit Board Training program. More than 1,000 people attended the JLNO Kitchen Tour in 2012.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

10 am to 4 pm


Individual Kitchen Tour tickets
    •    $35 in advance/$40 at the door

Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party tickets
    •    $100 individual/ $150 pair in advance

Starting to Simmer! $225        
    •    2 Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party tickets
    •    4 Kitchen Tour tickets

A Rolling Boil! $425        
    •    4 Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party tickets
    •    6 Kitchen Tour tickets

Now You’re Cookin’! $675         
    •    8 Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party tickets  
    •    8 Kitchen Tour tickets

Tour in Style! $1,000    
    • Tour the kitchens in style with seven of
        your    friends in a chauffeured limousine!
        Package includes eight Kitchen Tour tickets,
        lunch, wine and more!

To purchase tickets:
    •    Go online to jlno.org/kitchentour.
    •    Call 891-5845.
    •    Purchase at each home on the day of the tour.

As with any charitable donation, please consult your tax adviser for tax advice and the deductibility of the ticket packages. According to Internal Revenue Service guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining are tax-deductible. For all Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party categories, the estimated nondeductible value of dining is $50 per ticket. In the event of any cancellations, please consider your ticket purchase as a donation. No refunds will be given.

Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-off Party

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New Orleans Board of Trade

This year’s Cocktails & Cuisine Kick-Off Party features live and silent auctions, as well as an exclusive raffle by Wellington and Co. Fine Jewelry. Some of the auction items are courtesy of Audubon Dermatology: Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD; Audubon Nature Institute; Beachhouse30a.com; Blue Frog Chocolates; Bookoo Bounce; C. Collection; Houmas House; Imagination Movers; Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine; Love Swimming; Myrtles Plantation; National World War II Museum; Newman-Dailey Resort Properties; Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital; Perlis; Save Our Cemeteries; The Blues Jeans Bar; Villere’s Florist; and Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design

Delicacies by Pigeon Catering and music by Groovy 7

Jeannie & Jubi Hillery
571 Audubon St.

If you ask any serious cook and entertainer what his or her dream kitchen would look like, chances are it would look something like the kitchen of Jeannie and Jubi Hillery. With the renovations complete in January 2012 on their historic Audubon home, which sits on a quarter-acre of land, the Hillerys’ luxe kitchen features both great design and great hardware, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer and ice-maker and a six-burner restaurant-quality range by Wolf.

Other top features of the Hillery kitchen include a custom-designed and -manufactured hood, a stainless-steel sink built into the spacious island in the center of the room and a KitchenAid warming drawer. This item ensures that every dish prepared is served hot and satisfying, no matter the wait time, and it is a chef’s delight.

Not only can this space produce gourmet-quality meals, but it also makes guests actually feel like they are in a gourmet-quality restaurant. The space is set off by beautiful Holiday beaded inset cabinets in Winter, supplied by Cameron Kitchen & Bath Designs. The inset style lends a modern and sleek air to the room that nicely complements the powerful stainless-steel appliances.

The Hillerys’ renovation project was overseen by Cameron and Crane Builders. Sara Hillery oversaw the kitchen design, as well as the custom hood, along with Gerald Johnson of Cameron.

Kitchen sponsored by Cameron and Crane Builders

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