Junior League of New Orleans Fetes its Kitchen Tour

Co-chairs Caroline Kearney, Tesa Bossetta and Margaret Zainey-Roux and vice chair Christy Dirks

Photographed by jeff strout

The Junior League of New Orleans held its eighth annual Kitchen Tour in April, showcasing outstanding kitchens and homes throughout the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods while raising funds to support the 89-year-old volunteer organization.

Event co-chairs Tesa Bossetta, Caroline Kearney, Margaret Zainey-Roux, vice chair Christy Dirks and chair of the patron party Heather Johnson worked together to organize a fabulous day.

A patron party “Cocktails and Cuisine” that honored the homeowners who graciously allowed tour-goers a glimpse into their elegant residences as well as the sponsors who made the event possible kicked off the festivities on April 18 at the luxurious New Orleans Board of Trade. The party featured fine dining provided by the Board of Trade in addition to delicious offerings and spirits by the Masselli family – whose donation of fine wine ensured guests could relax in style – and the city’s most popular venues, including Old New Orleans Rum and Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro. For entertainment, Groovy 7 provided a swinging good time for all in attendance.

The Kitchen Tour consisted of 13 exquisite kitchens in two of New Orleans’ most picturesque neighborhoods. At each home, JLNO volunteers were present to welcome guests, answer questions and provide complimentary water. Guests were also encouraged to visit the Hospitality Lounge in the Uptown IBERIABANK that was available during the tour.
The Junior League of New Orleans aims to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve communities throughout the region. The 2013 Kitchen Tour raised $35,000 for the League.


Event at a Glance

What: “Cocktails and Cuisine,” eighth annual Kitchen Tour benefiting the Junior League of New Orleans
When: Thursday, April 18
Where: Board of Trade

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