Cooks Tour: 20th Anniversary at Creekside Ridge

Thank you for helping make Cooks Tour 2011 a successful fundraiser! 
Creekside Ridge Slide Show
Celebrating Northwest Products on the Ridge

Dick and Janice Gudeman’s elegant one-story traditional style home features fabulous valley views. The home has a unique butler’s pantry with mural and a private guest suite with a full kitchen. The Cooks Tour Event Sponsor, Kaufman Homes, will have a display in the living room. Wellspring is the Home Sponsor; Head Chef Eric Nelson, Vitality at Wellspring, will offer a delicious tasting in the gourmet kitchen; and the floral display will be done by Judy Hillman, Ace Gifts & Garden. Shop with Ace Hardware and the Source at Wellspring in our product area as you depart this home
Celebrating Entertaining on the Ridge

Gordon and Shari Kelly’s Northwest contemporary home is one-story with Far Eastern-Asian furniture and Hawaiian art work from their travels. An antique Tibetan chest is in the guest bath. Don’t miss the huge and unique china cabinet in the hallway, as well as the china cabinet in the kitchen nook area. Pause to enjoy the valley view from the front of the home and the view of farmland from the back. The Home Sponsor is Kelly’s Home Center. Loustic Catering chefs, Daryl and Leslie Gossack, will offer tastings. Tori DeWolfe of Kelly’s Kitchen Store will have a table display. After touring the home, enjoy a sparkling beverage in the outdoor kitchen. As you leave, shop with us at Kelly’s Home Center in our product/vendor area of this lovely home.

Celebrating Art on the Ridge

The home of Clark McDonald, M.D. and Doug Davault is Northwest contemporary  style and has a large courtyard, fountain, and gardens. View their fabulous art collection, including paintings, photographs, sculpture and glass objects as you tour the home. The  master bath is of special interest, with custom cabinets and artwork. An exercise room is upstairs. The chef, Bernard Malherbe of Crooked House Bistro, will offer tastings in the large gourmet kitchen. The Home Sponsor is DeSantis Landscape, who did all of their landscaping, and the floral display is by Pemberton’s Flowers, Inc.
Celebrating Desserts on the Ridge

The home of Terry and Lucinda Kelly is on the fifth hole of the Creekside Golf Course. This home, with Cascadian Lodge exterior and interior, is designed for entertaining with a huge outdoor kitchen, fire pit, gazebo, and a large guest house. A highlight of this home is the wine cellar, which is included on the tour. The Home Sponsor is Oregon Hearing Aid. Chef Kristoffer Spencer from Roth’s Creative Catering will prepare two tastings, and the floral arrangement will be by Roth’s Flowers and Gifts.  A special feature at this home is the Assistance League Auxiliary Opportunity Basket. Buy a ticket here for a chance to win this basket!


         Celebrating Oregon Gardens on the Ridge

Mark Rose’s very fancy garage contains a prized 1967 Camaro. This home has two water features—one, a water wall. The open floor plan includes a limestone floor bordering the wool carpet, defining the space, creating a warm and inviting kitchen/family room. With its wood ceilings and earth tones, the sleek kitchen exudes sophistication. The chef is from the new Trader Joe’s in South Salem, and Jeanne Griggs of Classic Interiors is providing the table display. You’ll want to stop in the driveway as you depart the home for an ice cream bar from the Home Sponsor, Umpqua Bank.

Celebrating Views on the Ridge

Curt and Kim Pence’s rustic style home provides expansive wrap-around views from their beautiful decks of stamped wood-grain concrete which overlook the golf course. Take a moment to enjoy it all as you sample the tasting provided by Chef Karo Thom from Alcyon Café  on the gorgeous decks. Back inside, notice the knotty alder cabinets in the kitchen that carry out the home’s lodge theme; the floors are a beautiful and functional black walnut. The Home Sponsor, Classique Marble, will greet guests in the large sunken bar in the living room. The table display will be done by Amber Garrison of Amber Garrison—Photographer.

                       Celebrating Children on the Ridge

The stunning rock wall provides a memorable entrance to the home of Josh and Michelle Morrow. This Greene & Greene American Bungalow is fitted with Acacia wood flooring and sports a large recreation/play room/ pool room. Journeys Peak Travel is the home sponsor for this child-friendly home. Chef Jeanine Stice, Dietician, Statesman-Journal Food Editor and founding member of the new initiative “I Love Me” for Childhood Obesity Prevention, will provide a tasting. The table displays throughout this home and yard will show the four major parts of the initiative. A special feature at this home will be Claudia Huntsinger’s veggie and floral displays from Claudia’s Country Pantry and Nursery.

       Celebrating New Asian Cuisine

You will immediately notice the elegant wood paneling, a 22-foot hand-carved wood mantle in the living room, and large wood spiral winding staircase when you enter the home of Dr. Yan Huang and Yan Zhang. The cabinetry is African cherry. The interior of this home has a classical flavor with two kitchens—one for preparation and one for serving. Our second Event Sponsor, Mountain West Investment Corporation, will have a display in this home. The Home Sponsor is Brady Financial Services. Our chef will be Cathay Cheung of Marco Polo, and the table display will be done by Daue House Gift Shop. A special feature in this home will be the displays of the many Assistance League philanthropic programs in the garage.  

Celebrating Healthy Eating on the Ridge

The home of Ali and Kara Hassoun is the newest home on the tour, having been completed just days before its debut on the June, 2011, Tour of Homes. This craftsman  three-story home has a father-in-law apartment on the third floor. We will tour this apartment and have a tasting in its lovely kitchen. The views from this home are fantastic and can be enjoyed from the very open great room kitchen/living room. Look for the Zumba demonstration in the exercise room in the lower level, which is a child’s dream living space. The Home Sponsor is Salem Health and the chef will be Salem Health CHEC Chef June Hadlock. The table display will also be done by Salem Health, and the florist is Green Thumb Flower Box.