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Over the past month, we have been watching this pandemic unfold, and have been cautiously optimistic in regard to rescheduling the 2020 NMES Kitchen Tour this fall.  For the safety and consideration of all involved, we have unfortunately decided to cancel this year’s event. We would like to thank and recognize our community, sponsors, and NMES members for their ongoing, devoted effort to plan and participate in this successful fundraiser year after year.  


The mission of NMES is to answer a local need by helping Neenah and Menasha residents stay in their home or meet life’s various expenses while they weather a storm.  COVID-19 is putting so many people in our community in this very situation. Know that because of the support of our sponsors, now and in the past, we are having a significant impact on families in need so that we may all make it through to a better day.


In the coming months, please look for our NMES monthly newsletters as we keep you informed of the impact your support is having on Neenah-Menasha.  In addition, we will highlight the amazing businesses who partner with us and the exciting details of next year’s Kitchen Tour. 


We sincerely thank you for your commitment to NMES and our community. Together we will all come back better and stronger. 



Casey Sullivan and Dawn Brown

Kitchen Tour Co-Directors

Please scroll down and consider supporting those community-minded businesses that had committed to the 2020 Kitchen Tour.


Since 2009, the Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society has been proud to offer the Kitchen Tour. Each year giving you a glimpse through beautiful, historic and newly built homes throughout the Neenah and Menasha communities. Each year it is our goal to make the Kitchen Tour more special than the last.

This years tour will take you through five beautiful homes located in Neenah. The Kitchen Boutique will be offered again this year showcasing items from local artisans offering you a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at The Reserve. Everything will be centrally located giving you the opportunity to stop to enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Neenah’s restaurants downtown.

The Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society and Nicolet National Bank are proud to present the 11th Annual Kitchen Tour.  Join us and tour five beautiful homes offering unique demonstrations in each home. 


The sixth stop is the Kitchen Boutique at North Shore Golf Club for lunch or dinner.  Enjoy an amazing salad bar with a variety of fresh vegetables, meats, and pasta.  The cost is $15 and will be available from 11 am to 7  pm in the tea room with a cash bar for iced tea, sangria, wine, and beer. After a delicious meal, peruse through the local artisan vendors for some shopping fun. 

New this year we are offering an Add-On Ticket for a 30-minute Field & Fire Cooking Demo at a beautiful home located on the tour.  We have available 30-minute slots for 10 people to enjoy the Cooking Demo for $25/person.  When you purchase your Kitchen Tour ticket, be sure to check out the Add-On Ticket for the Cooking Demo and register for the time slot that works for you for an additional $25.  Tickets are available online or at: 


Purchase Kitchen Tour Tickets in person at these locations on Monday, April 1st:

Bill Paul Limited, Cedar Ridge Crafts & Gifts, Donaldson's Cleaners,
Fox Cities Racquet Club, The Meatblock, Red Door Mercantile,
Ye Old Goat, Zuppas, Lillian's of Appleton, 
Festival Foods in Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, and Darboy
Nicolet Bank in Neenah, Menasha, Appleton Nicolet Rd,
Appleton Calumet St, Appleton Northland Ave
914 Gosling Way, Menasha
Home Sponsor  
Legacy Private Trust

Our staff of talented and credentialed professionals includes Chartered Financial Analysts™, Certified Financial Planners™, Certified Trust and Financial Advisors™, attorneys, tax and estate planning experts, trust officers, and investment managers who are committed to building enduring relationships with you and all generations of your family. 

Timeless European influence blends with modern clean lines in this new construction. Welcome to this modern, french-country home with full stone exterior, open concept floor plan, and three fireplaces. The lovely powder room has a feature wall covered in mosaic tile. The second level bonus room has new, built-in bunk beds. Fun and practical, the walkout basement has stained-concrete, heated, basement floors. For the best summertime parties ever, the yard boasts an in-ground outdoor pool. 


Kitchen features:

  • 4’ x 10’ island 

  • Natural stone backsplash 

  • Stucco hood over range

  • Stained hickory wood on island and lower cabinets mixed with painted uppers and butler’s pantry

  • Herringbone mosaic tile backsplash and antique window in butler’s pantry  

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Demonstrators & Tastings

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No Limits Photography:  

Digital art editing demonstration

Knotted Cone Gelato Co.:

Sample special seasonal flavors

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W6309 Firelane 9, Town of Harrison
Home Sponsors 
Bergstrom Automotive
Trout Museum of Art
Home description coming soon!

We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence! Bergstrom Automotive treats the needs of each individual guest with paramount concern. We demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

The Trout Collection is an eclectic mix of over 150 museum-quality works of art, including American, European, Asian and African paintings, sculptures and other decorative objects, representing over 400 years of art history. Each work of art in the collection is an eyewitness to a time and place — near, far, past, or present.

Demonstrators & Tastings


The Reserve:

Featuring live music entertainment


Michiels Catering:

Signature tenderloin sliders served on homemade slider buns with horseradish aioli

N8616 Winding Trail Dr., Menasha
Home Sponsor 
First Weber Foundation

Charming magnolia, southern design meets modern farmhouse. This recently renovated home features a bright open-concept floor plan. For summer fun, a pergola outdoor patio is a perfect place to entertain off of this stunning eat-in kitchen.


Kitchen features:

  • Large butler’s pantry adjoining the kitchen 

  • Quartz countertops 

  • New backsplash and under-cabinet lighting 

  • Antique bronze featured lighting over island and dining table

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We Give. We Volunteer. We are First Weber.

The First Weber Foundation is the charitable arm of First Weber Inc. We were incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to expand First Weber's commitment to strengthen our communities through charitable contributions and volunteer leadership.

Since then, we've donated more than $2.6 Million Dollars and partnered with more than 900 non-profit organizations around Wisconsin to improve the lives of our neighbors and the places that we call home. 

Demonstrators & Tastings

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Fika Tea:

Tea samples

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After 30 years in the home building business, Jim Strobel has surrounded himself with a dedicated team of subcontractors, motivated and innovative staff to get the best product for his clients's homes. The ever changing options for quality building products paired with excellent workmanship is a great basis in this business that he has been connected to for his entire working life. 

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Home Sponsor 
Hoffmann-Strobel Builders

Art Deco influences create a home with sophistication and glamour. This Hollywood Regency-style home features white oak floors with herringbone in-lay detail in the front entry and ten-foot ceilings throughout the first floor. The staircase showcases sophisticated, wool, geometric-pattern carpeting. Statement fixtures are the “jewelry” in each room. The office doors are detailed with smoke-glass, mirrored-tile,      inlay. A unique exterior living room with vinyl screen windows and fireplace makes for a luxurious outdoor living space.


Kitchen features:

  • Tile floor with black marble outline around the kitchen island 

  • Quartz waterfall island 

  • Wood-paneled appliances 

  • Hidden pantry entrance

  • Brass details and lighting throughout

  • High-glamour wet bar with built-in, mirrored-back hutch

  • Hexagonal patterned, gold inlay tile at the wet bar

Demonstrators & Tastings


Grit & Furrow Pottery:

Pottery and throwing demonstration


Thunderbird Bakery: 

Natural leaven sourdough with artisanal butters

N7864 Edgewater Ct., Sherwood
Home Sponsor 
Lakeside Associates Thrivent Financial

Traditional colonial with Cape Cod influences. This cozy, livable colonial is comfortable for family living. Off the kitchen, the hearth room is the perfect place to sip coffee in the winter. The first floor has a Travertine tile laid in a French Roman pattern. The dining room and living room fireplaces have manganese bronze inlay accents. The first floor also includes an in-law suite with living space.

Kitchen features:

  • Granite countertops with a 

  • Butcher block island

  • White cabinets with contrasting island

  • Hearth room

  • Traditional living and dining spaces with a bonus hearth room

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Members turn to Thrivent to help them:

  • Develop a financial strategy that reflects their goals and values.

  • Financially protect themselves and their families.

  • Make a meaningful difference in their communities.

Demonstrators & Tastings


XE54 Wine Bar:

Wine Tastings

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U.S. Venture has a long history of influencing social change, starting with the company’s founders—Art, Ray and Bill Schmidt—and their parents, Albert and Margaret. We believe that by giving people the tools to lead healthy, productive lives, we can help them lift themselves out of poverty. Last year, U.S. Venture’s philanthropic impact totaled $14.96 million. The U.S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charity event raised $5.24 million to end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin.

New this year!

Add-On Ticket - Register in Advance

Field & Fire Cooking Demo

N8321 North Shore Rd., Menasha


Home Sponsor

U.S. Venture

Transitional style reminiscent of a fabulous mountain lodge. A welcoming front entrance features reclaimed railroad ties. The grand foyer boasts a stunning light fixture from Holly Hunt. Twelve-foot vaulted ceilings and walls of windows show off fabulous lake views. The flooring is porcelain tile which looks like hardwood but is much more durable. All of the metalwork, railings, and fireplaces were custom created by PD Metal in Neenah. Every bathroom has a custom tile feature wall using Ann Sacks tile. A stone wall leads downstairs to the lower level.

Kitchen features:

  • Solid quartzite countertops

  • Custom cabinets

  • Custom stainless steel vent

  • Soothing blue and gray colors to echo the lake views.


Field & Fire Cooking Demonstration


We are offering an Add-On Ticket for a

30-Minute Time Slot to enjoy a Cooking Demo from Field & Fire.


Register for a 30-minute slot with a total of 10 people at each time slot. The Add-On ticket is $25 per person.

Click on Purchase Tickets above, purchase a Kitchen Tour Ticket, and select Add-On Ticket, choose the time slot and enjoy a

30-minute Cooking Demonstration in this beautiful home!

Kitchen Boutique Located at

 North Shore Golf Club,

N8421 N Shore Road, Menasha

Make North Shore a stop on the Kitchen Tour for lunch or dinner. Enjoy an amazing salad bar with a variety of fresh vegetables, meats, and pasta.  The cost is $15 and will be available from 11 am to 7  pm in the tea room with a cash bar for iced tea, sangria, wine, and beer. 

After a delicious meal, peruse through the local artisan vendors for some shopping fun. 

Since 1930, North Shore Golf Club has been the preeminent private club of choice for excellence in service and dining. Located on the pristine shores of Lake Winnebago, North Shore Golf Club is considered a historical jewel just minutes from Appleton’s downtown business district.

We are a one-stop venue that strives to exceed your expectations. 

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Local Artisan Vendors

My Soul Loves is a women's boutique that offers fun jewelry and home decor from local artists as well as modern clothing and accessories with a little bit of Soul. 

Charlies Caramels, LLC is a family owned local business located in Winneconne, that specializes in homemade caramels, fudge and toffee. 

Custom Cabinetry By Tony creates handcrafted cutting boards, coasters, wine racks, and kitchen gadgets all made using a variety of naturally colored woods.  Uniquely designed and affordably priced. 

SilverWearBy Darlene  fashions 

absolutely fabulous, handcrafted jewelry from heirloom silverware.  Beautifully designed and reasonably priced. You can also have your own vintage silverware 

custom made into wearable pieces of art. 

Grit & Furrow creates handcrafted pottery for the love of dining.

The spirit of my pottery process is incredibly intentional and meditative as the clay is guided into its form. It takes a great amount of dedication and perseverance to achieve ideal results for functional dishware.

My pottery is my art, they are meant to be vessels for creative, thoughtful, delicious food.

Lillians features women's clothing in sizes XS-3XL, shoes, handbags, jewelry and more. Lillians will be showcasing Spring 2019 and some new exciting lines!

KBD Oil combines specialty seasonings into over 30 awesome gourmet dips.  They are great on sandwiches, hamburgers, baked potatoes, and salads.  The seasoning can also be used as a dry spice on your favorite meat or pasta.  Sweet dips and spreads available too. 

B.S. Products uses old whiskey barrel staves to craft wine bottle holders, lazy Susan's and a wide variety of other products. Many great additions for your entertaining. 

Lea Peot Jewelry provides handmade, ready-to-eat snack mixes including dilly ranch, honey garlic, and better cheddar. It also features frappuccino and lemondade beverage mixes, plus add-your-own-alcohol wine slush and Bloody Mary mixes. 

Beauty Counter is in Wisconsin designs sassy and sexy, totally reversible aprons that flatter your figure and protect your couture! It is the perfect gift for your favorite chef. Also look for modern quilted hot pads and one-of-a-kind, handmade pillows. 

ClassyNails4U is a custom creation company.  We specialize in anything the customer wants ranging from glassware, clothing, home decor, signage, cards, earrings, bows and many more.  Check out my Facebook page to see wha's hot now. 

Local Artisan Vendors

My Soul Loves is a women’s boutique that offers fun jewelry and home décor from local artists as well as modern clothing and accessories with a little bit of soul.

Charlies Caramels, LLC is a family-owned local business located in Winneconne specializing in homemade caramels, fudge, and toffee.

Custom Cabinetry by Tony handcrafts cutting boards, coasters, wine racks, and kitchen gadgets using a variety of naturally colored woods, each uniquely designed and affordably priced.

SilverWearBy Darlene fashions absolutely fabulous, handcrafted jewelry from heirloom silverware. Beautifully designed and reasonably priced. can also have your own vintage silverware custom made into wearable pieces of art.

MD Wood Co is a small business specializing in handmade custom wood signs. We sell a variety of holiday signs and décor pieces for your home, while also allowing the option for any piece to
be customized.

Grit & Furrow Artisan Pottery

features handmade utilitarian dishware that is created to mix and match coveted place settings and serving pieces for daily use and dining events.

KBD Oil is a “farm to product” CBD based oil and salve for mood and pain. Three different blends, each with their own unique benefits. Locally grown CBD. Locally hand-crafted.

B.S. Products uses old whiskey barrel staves to craft wine bottle holders, Lazy Susans, and a wide variety of other products. There are many great items to add to your entertaining décor.

Lillian's features women’s clothing in sizes XS to 3X, shoes, handbags, jewelry and more. Lillian’s will be showcasing Spring 2020 fashion and some exciting new lines!

Thirty-One Gifts offers exclusive, stylish and functional handbags, totes, fashion accessories, travel duffles, thermals, home storage and more. Choose your favorite style then personalize it!

Beauty Counter creates safer, cleaner cosmetics and skincare products that are high performing. We offer a full line of skincare, makeup and bath and body products that contain
no harmful or questionable ingredients.

Brinkley's Boutique offers fun women's fashions, accessories, and shoes at affordable prices. We strive to provide you with a unique shopping experience and personal attention. We sell sizes XS-XL.

ClassyNails4U features Color Street - Base, color, and top coats of high-quality liquid 100% nail polish strips.  Salon-quality manicure with no dry time or smudges. You CAN have classy nails every day or for your next wedding, prom, or other special occasion.

Lea Peot Jewelry designing and creating her one of a kind jewelry since 2005, using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and artisan glass, hand selected for quality and color integrity.  Her pieces are colorful and wearable; worn to celebrate life’s special occasions as well as the ordinary events and days we share with the people we love.

Kitchen Tour Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for their dedication and support:


Kitchen Tour Title Sponsor

Nicolet National Bank

Home Sponsors

Lakeside Associates - Thrivent Financial

First Weber Foundation

Legacy Private Trust

Bergstrom Automotive

Trout Museum of Art

Hoffman Strobel Builders

U.S. Venture, Inc.

Kitchen Boutique Sponsor

North Shore Golf Club

Event Sponsors

Advanced Flooring

Alliance Industries

Bay Area Granite and Marble


Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel

Bon Voyage Boutique Travel

Brown Family Dentistry

Cellars Wine and Spirits

Community Eyecare, Inc.

Dayton Home Designs, Inc

Dentistry by Design

Donaldson's Cleaners

Face's Eyewear

Field & Fire

Galloway Company

Greene's Pour House

Gries Architectural Group, Inc.

Hoheisel Painting

Jacobs Design Homes

Karl's Flooring

Keesler Orthodontics

Knox Furniture

Kristin Witkowski- Keller Williams

Mark Mayer Century 21 Ace

NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin

NOVO Health

Ogden Plumbing

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Fox Cities

Orthopedic Sports Institute

Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork


Red Door Mercantile

RJM Construction LLC

Saltbox Lighting

Sunset Hill Stoneware

Valley Management Inc. McDonald's of the Fox Cities


Watters Plumbing

Wessel Team LLC/ Coldwell Bankers


Thank you to our generous raffle basket and door prize donors who contribute prizes for our five raffle baskets. A special thank you to all the sponsors for our “Dine Around Town” basket.

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