Creating Kitchens for Clients Who Enjoy Entertaining Enhancing the Space with Party-friendly Details and Special Point-of-Use Appliances

Creating Kitchens for Clients Who Enjoy Entertaining

Course Description

In addition to a well-organized kitchen space serving the cook, rooms today are designed to create a space for entertaining.

  • Sometimes, special spaces are planned for gala parties followed by a catered meal.
  • For other families, a small kitchen may be transformed into a multi-tasking center ready to serve as a cooking center, as well as featuring additional areas for beverage service.
  • Or, a special area might be created for visitors to gather around while the chef takes center stage.

Regardless of the type of entertaining space, kitchen planners need to ask more questions to learn what the prospective client really means when they say, "We entertain in our kitchen." The specialist must also be familiar with unique appliances designed to make entertaining easy for the hostess, and have a good grasp of how much seating and standing space is required for people to comfortably gather together in.

During this program, Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS will identify four specific types of entertaining spaces, discuss special purpose appliances available to facilitate entertaining, and list special requirements for both standing and seated areas in and around the entertaining sector of the new kitchen.

Presenters

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
Thomas D. Trzcinski
Thomas D. Trzcinski, CMKBD
Trzcinski Design Group
Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr.
Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD
Giorgi Kitchens & Designs
Carl Runnels, Training Producer
Carl Runnels, Training Producer
World of Whirlpool
Beth Janick, Training Producer
Beth Janick, Training Producer
World of Whirlpool

AIA/IDCEC/NARI/NKBA Credit: 1 LU *
Posted: June 2014
Sponsor: Jenn-Air
Subjects: Kitchens
Cost: Free of Charge
Video Length: 1:05:03
* Quiz required for AIA and IDCEC

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will learn how to identify the four major types of entertaining spaces often requested so that they can more efficiently gather information during the planning phase of a kitchen project.
  2. Attendees will be introduced to beverage-related special purpose equipment so they are better able to critique available products as they relate to function, engineering and installation considerations.
  3. Attendees will be introduced to special purpose equipment so they are better able to critique available products as they relate to cooking and warming appliances.
  4. Attendees will receive information from Architectural Graphic Standards identifying ergonomic space requirements for walking/passing/edging spaces, as well as seating requirements so their plans reflect safe space requirements.

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