Kitchen Tour 2017

Thank you for making this year’s event a success!

kitchen tour Nicolet Bank 2017 (2)Please join us for the 8th Annual NMES Kitchen Tour, sponsored by Nicolet National Bank.  
This year’s tour is on Thursday, April 27th, with tours from 10 am to 8 pm.

Maybe this is your first time, or perhaps the Kitchen Tour has become part of a cherished annual tradition.  Either way we hope you will enjoy this year’s presentation of five beautiful homes with wonderful demonstrations by local businesses and organizations.

There is something for everyone, from home with a new addition to historical residences to amazing remodels…all with intriguing features, such as Zero-entry, custom-sculpted stone walls, meticulous landscaping, reclaimed wooden ceiling beams, upcycled decor,  an attic featured in recently filmed movie “Wraith”, an 365 foot HO scale model railroad, a therapy swim pool and spa with 100″ electric glass fireplace with blue flames, and much, much more.

This year four of our homes are located on the beautiful Doty Island in Neenah and Menasha, and one home is located in close proximity.



Kitchen Tour 2017 tickets are $20 for general admission! 

Purchase tickets at the following locations: The Pastry Pixie, Scatter Joy, Caramel Crisp Cafe & Gift Shop, Cedar Ridge Crafts & Gifts, The Natural Boutique by Botanical Indulgence, Your Daily Grind, Red Door Mercantile, The Wreath Factory, Zuppas, Bill Paul Ltd., Fox Cities Racquet Club, All Fox Cities Nicolet National Bank locations. 



Get a glimpse of the homes on this years tour:

624 Emerson Street, Neenah

Sponsored by TGS Construction, LLC

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This single level “no step entry” house was built in 2000 and features many unique features for independent living in a wheelchair.  The home sprawls across two City of Neenah lots giving it room for the most recent addition to the home where you will not want to leave.

This home will feature tastings and demonstrations by Spats Food and Spirits, Valley Short Line Model Railroad Club and Virtual Auto Racing. 




1010 E. Forest Avenue, Neenah

Sponsored by Legacy Private Trust Company

1010 E Forest Ave (3)

History and character abounds in the beautiful William Waters Queen Anne home built in 1904 and located on Doty Island in Neenah.  The original owner and constructor of the home was Albert M. Gilbert of Gilbert Paper Company in Menasha.

The moment you walk through the double French door entrance you see the charming character of this Queen Anne home.  The large open foyer shows off the winding wood staircase and a beautiful chandelier immediately grabs your attention.  This is a must see!

This home will feature tastings from the Festival Foods Deli and Bakery and the Neenah Historical Society will be on site to provide details of this beautiful home’s rich history. 




1310 E. Forest Avenue, Neenah

Sponsored by First Weber Foundation

Drake House


This French Country Home located on Doty Island in Neenah was built in 1937. The historic name for the home is the Theodore Yonan House. Theodore Yonan was a dealer in oriental rugs. This home is a stucco and stone eclectic home with a unique blue roof.

This home will showcase tastings by Your Daily Grind and demonstrations by Sterling Gardens. 





419 Park Drive, Neenah

Sponsored by Di Renzo & Bomier, LLC

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Welcome to this French provincial home built in 1939 and located on Doty Island in Neenah.  The historic name of the home is the Frank Boeren  House.  This home offers old country charm sprinkled with modern amenitites in the kitchen, living and dining areas.

This home will feature tastings by Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza and demonstrations by Create, Fox Valley. 




398 Willow Lane, Menasha

Sponsored by Bergstrom Automotive

398 Willow Lane (4)

As you drive towards this beautiful single story organic modern home perched on the shore of Lake Winnebago, something just draws you in. The home features, low, clean lines and the warmth of wood and stone, polished concrete and glass, rusted steel, leather, linen, cotton, and wool; cozy and expansive, laid back and elegant.

If you can bring yourself to leave this oasis, outside admire the natural landscaping with a stone pathway along the length of the home.

This home will showcase tastings from The Fox Valley Technical College Culinary School and a demonstration of therapeutic teas and oils from The Natural Boutique by Botanical Indulgence. 




giving tree sheet and leavesBack by popular demand, our Giving Tree!

Each year we offer our supporters a chance to purchase a pair of shoes, a back to school item, or to contribute towards preventing homelessness by purchasing a leaf for our Giving Trees. The Giving Trees are displayed at some of the homes on the Kitchen Tour on April 27th.

You can purchase leaves in advance from your friendly NMES member. Or you can purchase them during the Kitchen Tour event.

Please consider purchasing a Giving Tree leaf, each leaf helps those in need in our community!




Please thank our sponsors by supporting these community-minded businesses:





Nicolet National Bank: Previously FNB Fox Valley.  Nicolet National Bank distinguishes itself by providing unmatched customer service. We offer local, knowledgeable decision-making designed to create long-lasting relationships within the community. From multi-million dollar commercial loans, to small personal loans, Nicolet National can deliver a customized solution to suit your needs. Our team understands that the success of Nicolet National Bank depends upon the success of our clients.







TGS Contruction LLC

TGS Contruction, LLC, Whether you build your dreams with modern materials or reclaimed timbers, TGS Construction LLC can make them happen. Let us meet with you, introduce you to the crew, and create the new construction, remodeling or home improvement you have in mind.






legacyLegacy Private Trust Co. Our team brings decades of experience, creativity and expertise when managing your investments. We tailor our innovative wealth management strategies to suit your individual circumstances to effectively preserve and grow your wealth. The breadth of our sophisticated services, including financial planning and portfolio management, are based on thorough research, a disciplined investment process and structured risk management techniques.










First Weber Foundation has been established to expand its commitment to strengthen our communities through both charitable contributions and volunteer leadership.

The Foundation focuses on giving programs in areas of Wisconsin where First Weber has a major presence, seeking to support housing related programs and other categories of giving that are consistent with our values.






DiRenzo logoDiRenzo & Bomier, LLC. Our clients rely on us to get the job done effectively and efficiently. We don’t let them down. By focusing on the details without losing sight of the big picture, we provide solutions to even the toughest legal issues.






BergstromGuest Experience is what drives us at Bergstrom Automotive. We truly appreciate our guests and we strive to be the best.
Almost daily, we get notes and emails from our guests letting us know about their experiences with our company. These messages have been a very valuable tool to help us celebrate, or to use as a learning tool to make the next guest’s experience better.









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Red Door Merc

Fox Valley Dental

Deans Flooring

Leaf Guard


Oral and Max






Silver Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Map of 2017 Kitchen Tour Homes 

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