Kitchen Design Trends and Technology
Join us for our 2014 kitchen webinar series and explore design trends, and emerging technologies impacting kitchen planner's profession. Watch your email throughout the year for your invitation to register, or visit this webpage for the April, June, September and November sessions.

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

2 p.m. Eastern

The recorded version of the webinar will be available 24/7 on ForResidentialPros.com. Registrants will receive a link via email. Following the webinar, registrants may download the valuable webinar workbook.

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. 



COST: Complimentary, thanks to our sponsor

Jenn Air

Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.


Ellen Cheever Ellen Cheever, ASID, CMKBD, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
Wilmington, DE

With clients stretching from California to the East Coast, Cheever manages both a private residential design practice and a consulting firm that develops innovative products, designs memorable showrooms, and creates highly effective training programs for all segments of the industry.  Her private design work has been honored by the American Society of Interior Designers, the KWC Design Competition, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Competition. A prolific author, Cheever first gained prominence in the industry when she wrote two textbooks considered the basis of design education: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Kitchen Design and The Basics of Bathroom Design and Beyond. Today, she continues spearheading industry educational efforts as the author of four of NKBA's Professional Resource Library volumes and as a columnist for Kitchen & Bath Design News. 

Thomas D. Trzcinski Thomas D. Trzcinski, CMKBD
Trzcinski Design Group
Pittsburgh, PA

President of the Trzcinski Design Group, Tom is one of only a hundred Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designers in the country. In addition to being an awarding-winning designer throughout his career, he has also served his industry as a volunteer leader. Tom is a past president of the industry's leading professional organization, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, he also served on the Board for 14 years. Tom is a Certified Remodeler, and has been recognized as one of the "Top 50" remodelers in the nation by Remodeler Magazine. He is especially proud that his son Tom and daughter Jamie now play an active role in the business he founded, carrying on his commitment to creating one-of-a-kind projects. 

Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr Pietro A. Giorgi, Sr., CMKBD
Giorgi Kitchens & Designs
Wilmington, DE

Co-founder of the Wilmington, Delaware-based Giorgi Kitchens & Designs, Pete has been a leading design specialist, installation expert, and business manager in the kitchen industry since 1962. He was one of the early members of the AIKD Mid-Atlantic Chapter: the original association representing the kitchen and bath industry which later became the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). His work has been recognized in competitions sponsored by numerous companies and organizations over the years. Pete has also been selected as the Designer of Record for such prestigious projects as the Opera Delaware Guild Decorator Showhouse, the Governor's Hall House Designer Showcase, the first Winterthur-inspired kitchen previewed at The Delaware Antiques Show, and the Innkeeper's Kitchen at the Dillworthtown Inn. Additionally, Pete contributed to DuPont™ Surfaces' Corian®/ Zodiaq® International Builders Show and Kitchen/Bath Industry Show exhibitions for more than 10 years. 

Carl Runnels Carl Runnels, Training Producer
World of Whirlpool
Chicago, IL

Carl developed a true passion for presenting during his years at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he studied Marketing. His career with Whirlpool started immediately after graduation in 2009, with sales development in the Deep South of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Migrating directly north, he then became a Field Brand Trainer in Chicago to help grow business with local accounts and expand their product knowledge. He now serves as a respected product specialist at the Whirlpool Training Center in Chicago. 

Beth Janick Beth Janick, Training Producer
World of Whirlpool
Chicago, IL

Beth started her career with Whirlpool Corporation in 2006 after graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business. She's earned a diverse background of appliance experience from sales account management to field sales training as a regional product expert in New England and Whirlpool Corporate Headquarters. Today she is one of the talented product specialists at the Chicago Whirlpool Training Center. Beth continued to follow her passion for learning and graduated from Loyola University's Quinlan School of Business in May 2014 with an MBA in Marketing. 

Janice Costa MODERATOR
Janice Costa
Editor, Kitchen & Bath Design News

For nearly two decades, Janice Costa has been indulging her passion for design in the role of editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News. She has edited numerous books for the National Kitchen & Bath Association and served on the NKBA Hall of Fame committee, as well as on product and design trend panels, both here and abroad. She has authored two books in the kitchen and bath field, "Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Mind," with former KBDN writer Daina Manning, and "Grand Master Baths."

She has shared industry and trend insights with major consumer media, including USA Today, The New York Times, HGTV.com, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, CNN and various morning shows across the country. She has hosted more than half a dozen Satellite Media Tours, speaking about kitchen and bath design and product trends to millions of TV viewers from coast to coast.
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