2nd Annual Kitchen Tours to Stock the Pantry event raises nearly $9K for Laguna Food Pantry

More than 150 locals and not-so-locals attended the “2nd Annual Kitchen Tours to Stock the Pantry,” resulting in a total donation of almost $9,000 to fund Laguna Food Pantry programs. 

Five fabulous families opened their five fabulous kitchens to tour participants on Sunday, Nov 10 with a reception following at the Compass offices in downtown Laguna Beach. 

All expenses for the tour were underwritten by the Mike Johnson Group of Compass, with all of the ticket proceeds flowing straight to the Laguna Food Pantry. 

2nd Annual Group

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“Pearl of the Cove” kitchen owned by the Edington Family – (L-R) Patricia O’Brien, Mike Johnson, and Susan Thomas

Attendees visited a wonderfully re-imagined cottage kitchen, a massive contemporary kitchen in a home that formerly housed a church, an island-inspired kitchen, the re-born kitchen of a 1920’s Woods Cove home, and a classic South Laguna estate home. 

Munchies at the reception were provided by Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grilel, and Sarah of Temecula Olive Oil Company Company provided some tastings while Geoff Glass put on an incredibly beautiful guitar performance throughout the event.

Compass extends a special thanks to the White, Duensing, Edington, Nelson, and Dickinson families for opening their homes. 

--Itty Bitty White House: The re-born kitchen of a 1920s Woods Cove home (owned by the White Family)

--Holy Transformation: A massive contemporary kitchen in a home that formerly housed a church (owned by the Duensing Family)

2nd Annual Kitchen

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“The Holy Transformation” kitchen owned by the Duensing Family

--Pearl of the Cove: A classic South Laguna estate home (owned by the Edington Family)

--Brazilian Den: An island-inspired kitchen (owned by the Nelson Family)

--Grace and Style: A wonderfully re-imagined cottage kitchen (owned by the Dickinson Family)

For more information on Laguna Food Pantry and to support its mission, visit www.lagunafoodpantry.org.