Fourth Annual Tour of Kitchens

(Bradenton, FL, February 6, 2014)  The Manatee Technical Institute Foundation will hold its Fourth Annual Tour of Kitchens on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Whitfield Estates neighborhood of Manatee County.  Guests will enjoy culinary delights prepared by local chefs at each home.  Desserts and a silent auction will follow at Sara Bay Country Club.  Proceeds benefit the MTI Foundation whose mission is to provide resources to support MTI programs, teachers and students.


Select homes in the Whitfield neighborhood will be open for guests to “tour the kitchens,” enjoy the beauty of the homes, taste food and wine, converse with the chefs and mingle with other guests.  As a sweet finale, guests will enjoy a silent auction and desserts prepared by MTI Baking and Pastry students and served at the Sara Bay Country Club.


The rich history of Whitfield Estates is reflected in the architectural diversity of its homes.   Whitfield Estates was built with architectural styles of homes that span nine decades.  Fourteen of the homes built in the 1920’s are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for their architectural significance, and SaraBay Country Club is recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious golf courses in Florida.


Tickets are $55 per person.  A VIP package for $800 includes limousine service and tickets for a party of eight.   Tickets may be ordered online at or by sending a check made payable to MTI Foundation to MTI Foundation, c/o Manatee Technical Institute, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203.


For more information, contact Virginia Sirocky at 941.751.7900 x 1012 or at

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