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Want to peek inside a chef’s kitchen?

Bruce and Katrina Moffett’s kitchen has modern appliances in a kitchen with a New England feel.
Bruce and Katrina Moffett’s kitchen has modern appliances in a kitchen with a New England feel.

Oooh, nice knives on the wall, Bruce Moffett. And is that a Sub-Zero refrigerator?

Who doesn’t want to see inside a chef’s home kitchen? Actually, I’ve learned that a lot of chefs’ home kitchens either aren’t anything special, or aren’t used that much at all. I knew a Charlotte chef once who outfitted his condo so it didn’t even have a kitchen. No reason to – his restaurant was a few blocks away.

On the other hand, when they build it, they sometimes get to dream big.

The Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour, the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Symphony Guild of Charlotte, is all about dreaming big and living large. On Oct. 15, a $25 ticket ($30 at the door) gets you a chance to wander through eight homes, with a focus on the kitchens.

This year, since Bruce and Katrina Moffett are the honorary chairs, one of the kitchens featured will be at their own house in Barclay Downs: Completely rehabbed when they bought the house in 2014, it has Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, including a refrigerator with wine storage, cooking toys like a duel-fuel, six-burner range, infrared griddle and charbroil grill, and a custom-made, 200-pound cutting block by John Boos. While all of the houses feature chefs cooking and artisan food vendors, the Moffett house will have Bruce, owner of several restaurants, including Barrington’s, Good Food on Montford and Stagioni.

The tour day lasts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and it kicks off Oct. 13 with a Taste of the Tour party ($50) at Ferguson Showroom, 129 W. Summit Ave. in South End. Details and tickets: kitchentourcharlotte.com.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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