Chef John Arena

Chef John Arena

Melissa Palmer of Florum Flowers and Claudia Stemler and Laura Belmonte of The Brunettes’ Bookshop Bakery are combining forces to provide floral arrangements and tasty treats for the 2014 Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment Harvest Kitchen Tour on Nov. 1.

They will be joined by other volunteer chefs – Glenn Bergmann, of Weaver’s Way Catering; Chip Roman, of Mica; John Arena, of Chestnut Grill and Sidewalk Café; Tracey Wolfson, of Bacchus Market and Catering, and Edgar and Kim Alvarez, of Cantina Avenida – along with florists from Laurel Hill Gardens and Robertson’s Flowers, to create an outstanding experience throughout six stunning and unique Chestnut Hill kitchens.

The kick-off event for this year’s Harvest Kitchen Tour is a preview party on Thursday evening, Oct. 30h, featuring the culinary talents of Michele Haines of the Spring Mill Café at the new home of Richard W. Snowden and Frederick P. Holzerman on East Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill.

Tickets to tour the six Harvest Kitchens are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the event; special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. For information about the Tour on Saturday, Nov. 1, call the Center for Enrichment at 215-248-0180, email, or stop by the CHCE office at 8431 Germantown Ave. To request a preview party invitation, please call the Center for Enrichment at 215-248-0180.

Sponsors for this year’s Kitchen Tour and Preview Party are Bowman Properties (Presenting Sponsor), Chestnut Hill Hospital and Pennsylvania Trust (Gold Sponsors) and Valley Green Bank (Bronze Sponsor). All proceeds from this event benefit Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment programs for individuals “50 and better” in northwest Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County. Visit the CHCE website,, to learn more about the Center’s programs.