Where does the Tour start?
The Tour begins at 9 a.m. with the Opening Event in the courtyard at the Shops at Merrick Park. Here you will check in to receive your wristband – required to enter each home – and the Tour of Kitchens program booklet – which contains the map and addresses of all the Tour stops. Parking is available in the garage at Merrick Park. Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding.
When can I start Touring?
The opening event/registration begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:00 am. The homes on the Tour open at 10 am.
At 10:00 am, you may begin visiting the stops in any order you choose until 2:30 pm. Each stop will contain a decadent food sample from a local restaurant, kitchen-related items for sale and a stunning table-setting display by a local store for dining room inspiration.
Q. Do I have to print my ticket?
Nope! You can check in at the Opening Event at the Shops at Merrick Park with your email confirmation or just your name. You will then receive your wristband. It is important to keep your wristband on all day as you will not be granted entry into any of the stops without your wristband.
Q. Is transportation provided for the Tour?
No. The Tour of Kitchens is a self-guided tour, therefore you are responsible for your own transportation. However, we offer the following fabulous transportation options so you can take the Tour in style!
Q. What’s the refund policy?
There are no refunds. Your ticket is a charitable donation to 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.