October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. Whether you need a kitchen makeover, you love looking at custom kitchen designs or you crave gourmet food and wine, the Oct. 11 Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk is an event you won’t want to miss. Presented by Baird & Warner’s Glen Ellyn office, Drury Design is the presenting sponsor and the gourmet reception host.
The day starts out with designer tours of six sparkling kitchens from noon to 6 p.m. After the Kitchen Walk, Wolf and SubZero Corporate Chef Craig Bell hosts a gourmet tasting reception at Drury Design from 5 to 8 p.m. Menu items include confit peppers stuffed with goat cheese, shrimp salad sno-cones, caprese skewers, blue cheese steak bites and pizzetta.
All Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk ticket sales and silent auction donations benefit Bridge Communities’ mission to help transition families from homelessness to independence. For more information, or to purchase a $25 ticket, click here. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the walk at any one of the six homes for $30.
“This year, we have an unprecedented mix of six wonderful showcase kitchens: two stunning and stately traditional makeovers, an amazing remodel/addition near a bird sanctuary, a glorious Gothic revival, a contemporary Prairie and a spectacular transitional first floor makeover by Drury Design,” said Carrie Morris, Baird & Warner Glen Ellyn Realtor and Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk chairman.
“It’s always an honor to have a homeowner open their home for hundreds of people to enjoy. The Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk is a tradition the whole town looks forward to and it’s a fantastic way to benefit Bridge Communities,” said Gail Drury. In 2011, the event raised $12,000.
The annual Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk is Baird & Warner’s GoodWill Network project to help the homeless and those in need.
“Since our office began participating in the Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk, the event has blossomed," Morris said. "It’s our way to accomplish two goals: we can showcase home design within Glen Ellyn and we can give back to Bridge Communities to help them help their clients who are in transitional housing.”
From the sponsorship of one family in 1988, Bridge Communities’ network includes program partnerships with churches and community groups in locations throughout DuPage County. Program partners assist in supporting nearly 100 homeless families annually in the Bridge Transitional Housing Program. One gift to Bridge Communities goes to work on six levels providing housing, mentoring, tutoring, employment counseling, career and financial planning assistance. For more information about Bridge Communities, visit the website, or call (630) 545-0610.