Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples showroom recently served as a venue for two sessions of the Naples Originals’ 2015 Foodie Camp Naples, hosting Brian Roland, executive chef and owner of Crave Culinaire and his team of chefs, Blake Becker and Torrey Cardy. The culinary team presented guests with Photo 2a demonstration-style cooking class, featuring four courses of Crave Culinaire’s signature dishes. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Naples Originals Culinary Scholarship and St. Matthew’s House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of others by providing housing for the homeless and food for those in need.

The inaugural Foodie Camp Naples event offered Southwest Florida a series of chef-led cooking classes providing guests the opportunity to learn from some of Naples’ most talented chefs, while supporting local initiatives. Utilizing Design Studio by Raymond’s fully-functional kitchen vignettes, Roland’s 90-minute demonstration-style cooking class offered an engaging and educational experience, where guests learned how to make a four-course meal and enjoyed tastings of the culinary creations. The demonstration featured innovative cooking techniques, including spherification, carbonation, sous vide and compression. Guests learned how to create Fig and Red Wine “Caviar,” Carbonated Watermelon and Wagyu Shortribs, finishing with a sweet dessert of Honey-Lavender Crème Custard.

“I love Design Studio by Raymond because they have a fully-equipped kitchen and beautiful backdrop,” Roland said when asked about his experience participating in events at Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples Showroom.

Design Studio by Raymond’s two-story, 8,500-square-foot loft-style showroom, located in the design district of Naples, offers fully-functioning kitchen vignettes accompanied by beautiful cabinetry with marble and granite counter space. Accommodating up to 150 guests, the showroom can serve as a venue for formal meetings, fundraisers, networking events, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and special demonstrations.

“The 2015 Foodie CaPhoto 1mp Naples was a hit in the Naples community, and we are honored that our showroom could serve as the venue for this charitable event,” said James Martin. “Our fully-functional kitchen vignettes and open showroom offer a lot of potential for a wide variety of events, and we truly enjoy having our location available for community, social and professional events.”

For more information on procuring Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples Showroom as an event venue, or to schedule a tour of the showroom, call 239-278-1334 or visit www.DesignStudiobyRaymond.com.

As part of the Raymond Building Supply family of companies, Design Studio by Raymond offers a diverse and comprehensive product selection and superior professional services. Backed by more than 50 years of industry experience, the design studio offers turnkey installation and contractor services, as well as support from trained industry professionals for a high-end one-stop shopping experience. The Design Studio by Raymond showroom has achieved recognition from industry leaders earning the “Best Of Houzz 2015” award for Design from Houzz, along with recognition in Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 2015 Sand Dollar Awards and ProSales Magazine’s 2015 ProSales Excellence Awards. The recently opened Naples showroom is located at 990 1st Ave. N., Naples 34102. Hours of operation and more information are available online at www.DesignStudiobyRaymond.com or by calling 239-278-1334.