>> KITCHEN TOUR: On Nov. 5, the Main Line Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra presents the seventh annual Notable Kitchen Tour & Chef Showcase. The self-guided tour offers attendees an opportunity to experience six diverse kitchens from Haverford to Wayne. At every home, a chef from an area restaurant will provide samples of favorite dishes. Visit www.notablekitchens.com.
>> HIRED HELP: Hosting Thanksgiving dinner last year was a lot less stressful for more than 30 Main Line families, thanks to the extra hands provided by Philadelphia-based Party Host Helpers. “Clients tell me they enjoy cooking and entertaining, but they need help serving and cleaning up,” says PHH owner Renee Patrone, whose clients booked her services a year ago for this holiday. Her staff does everything from serving drinks to clearing tables. PHH is also trained to be discreet. So, if you want them to hide in the kitchen all night while you take credit for how smoothly things are running, Patrone is A-OK with that. Visit www.partyhosthelper.com.