[Event Recap] Eat To The Beat 2017

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Eat To The Beat charity event. Hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), it is the only event in Canada to exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs. They have all come together for one night to offer support to women going through the challenges of breast cancer diagnosis.

The event was held at the Roy Thomson Hall on October 17, 2017, and managed to raise thousands of dollars of funds for women with a breast cancer diagnosis.  The Roy Thomson Hall’s lobby was transformed into a foodie mecca with so many food options available that night. Guests were able to enjoy specially prepared savory and sweet dishes at 60 stations, along with drinks from 20 of the finest beverage purveyors. 

Eat To The Beat was started 21 years ago by sisters Lisa and Abby Slater, and has since raised more than $3.9 million since its introduction. The funds raised at the food event are directed towards supporting the full spectrum of breast cancer programs and services of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – from important research where the latest innovations are developed to direct patient support – and will benefit not only the estimated 25,000 Canadian women who are diagnosed every year with this disease, but also the families and friends who love and support them. Every dollar counts! 

There was also a live band performing a variety of top songs throughout the evening ensuring a lively atmosphere. It was a great event, where guests got to sample the culinary delights from all of the talented female chefs. 

Please enjoy the food pictures from this year's Eat To The Beat 2017 below. 

Ace Bakery with their "Build Your Own Crostini"

Chef Nuit Regular serving Rice Salad - Jasmine rice with white turmeric, long beans, lemongrass, sawtooth coriander, edible flower and soy bean sauce

Vanessa Baudanza and Isabelle Loiacono from The Rolling Pin serving Donuts

Chef Veronique from Crepes A Gogo Spadina serving Monsieur Crepes - tuna, mayonnaise, lettuce

Manal Bashier from Victor Gries serving Chocolate Mousse Cake - hazelnut ganache, candied orange

Jennifer Mooers from Hooked serving Japanese Hokkaido Bay Scallops - on half shelf

Elaine Wong from Omni Hotels & Resorts serving Torched Crtus Beef Tataki - pickled vegetables on forbidden black rice 

Felicia Derose from Fish and Oyster serving Fresh Shucked Oysters - with beet and shallot mignonette 

Marigolds & Onions serving Piri Piri Shrimp - roasted black tiger shrimp with piri piri glaze

Eat To The Beat

Emma Beqaj from Emma's Catery serving Paino - tomato foccaccia, mortadella, buffolo mozerella, and salsa verde 

Jeanne da Silva and Amy Symington from Gilda's Club serving Chipotle Quinoa and Cornmeal Muffins - with avocado butter

Tiffany Miguel from George Restaurant serving Chocolate Coconut Cake

Roselle Desserts serving Buttery Sabre Breton Base - roasted Northern spy apples 

Renee Bellefeuille from AGO serving Birria-Spiced Beef Brochette - with cashew-chili salsa

Dufflet serving Pumpkin Slider - pumpkin cake filled with spiced cream cheese

Kimberly Humby from Bistro East & Main serving Applewood Smoked Duck Breast - with wild mushroom risotto and patridge berry demi-glace 

Jennifer Perusini from Berber Social serving Moroccan Maftoul - Moroccan cigar with ground beef

Meghan Van Horne from Public House serving Cornbread and Smoked Rabbit Slider

There was a wide selection of alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages from 20 drink stations at Eat To The Beat including: 

An estimated 25,000 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. So, the funds will surely help and assist patient support.

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