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Showing posts with label Food Events. Show all posts
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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[Event Recap] Eat To The Beat 2017

by on Monday, November 06, 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 i...
After last year's successful event, the food event came back bigger and better this year. Over 400 food enthusiasts came together to enjoy the 2nd annual Toronto Catering Showcase presented by EventSource.ca on October 15, 2017.


The Toronto Catering Showcase produced an amazing event this year with some of the city’s most talented culinary masters. The grand event once again took place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, where guests got to indulge in culinary delights prepared by 12 of Toronto’s most notable catering companies. Upon entering the upstairs level of the Toronto Reference Library, we were warmly greeted by the front desk, and our tickets were scanned. Once inside, you'll notice that the room was filled with plenty of booths with a plethora of delicious cuisine for guests to enjoy.


This year's event was well-organized and I noticed that the arrangement of the venue differed greatly from last year's event. The bar was moved to the back of the room nearby where the Wellington Music group was playing. This provided a lot more walking space, and made the bar area less crowded. Additionally, the modern event space was given a more refreshed look with comfy leather couches and stand-tables giving guests more options for seating.

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Photo Credit: Jackson Huang at Ikonica
Photo Credit: Ikonica
Photo Credit: Jackson Huang at Ikonica
The event was ideal for those looking for caterers for their next event, wedding, party, corporate planners, and those loving food. Each caterer prepared about 3 different dishes and desserts, where guests were able to sample each delectable culinary dish. All of the caterers at the show offer personalized culinary experiences and most do draw inspiration from global or current food trends. Tickets were priced at $65 per person giving each guest an all-inclusive pass giving a complete access to an afternoon of pure epicurean indulgence – no food tickets, no drink tickets, no other charges.





The Toronto Catering Showcase allowed guests to enjoy an afternoon of pure epicurean indulgence (pictures below). Besides the delicious dishes, the event also featured local wines by the renowned Peller Estates, and a wide selection of craft beer provided by Brew Box Co. Overall, the event was very well organized, and all 12 caterers were spaced out accordingly. There was a lot of room to walk around, and plenty of seating available. The event was also the perfect opportunity to scope out potential caterers for an upcoming event or wedding. However, it wasn't limited to those looking for event planning, Toronto Catering Showcase was fun for couples, families, and everyday culinary connoisseurs.

Please enjoy the food pictures from this year's Toronto Catering Showcase 2017 below. For more pictures of the fun, please check out the hashtag #TOCateringShow on Instagram and Twitter.

10tation Event Catering

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Veggie Dish - arugula, kale, romaine, herbs, quinoa, beet hummus, roasted grapes, baby cucumbers, chick peas, bell peppers, shallot dressing & crispy lentils


 Veggie Option - arugula, kale, romaine, herbs, quinoa, beet hummus, roasted grapes, baby cucumbers, chick peas, bell peppers, shallot dressing & crispy lentils


Moist Ginger Cake - red wine caramel reduction, cinnamon gelato, sponge toffee and pomegranate seeds


Daniel et Daniel

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Smoked Sabelfish - pistachio picada, roast grape, carrot and veloute. For pasta-lovers, butternut squash Involtini with vegan ricotta, parsnip cream, sage, kale, cherry tomatoes, squash seed gremolata, and crispy kale


Deep Fried Cheesecake - salted honey, gourmet drizzles, and micro macaron
 


Butternut Squash Involtini - vegan ricotta, parsnip cream, sage, kale, cherry tomatoes, squash seed gremolata, crispy kale


Drake Catering

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Charred Octopus - smoked paprika aioli, pickled peppers, hazelnuts & basil


Leg of Lamb - celeriac-mussel mousse, chestnuts & dill


Wild Mushroom Toast truffle, coffee oil, tarragon mascarpone & hazelnuts


elle cuisine

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Southern Style Chicken - Asiago and cheddar grits served saucy-style in a smokey chicken jus with hot trinity salsa, Andouille sausage and a crispy chicken skin garnish


Encore Catering

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 Soy-Glazed Miami-Style Short Rib - soyglazed short ribs, jackfruit



Sticky/Spicy Forbidden Black Rice - forbidden black rice, banana leaf fried shrimp, bicol, Thai chilies and coconut milk


en Ville Event Design and Catering

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi - with brussel sprouts, onion, oven-dried cherry tomato, and preserved lemon


 Braised Ontario Lamb Shoulder - fall vegetable and lobster bisque


Food Dudes

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Fall Perogiesweet potato, celery root, Colby cheese, sage brown butter, smoke sour cream and chicken crackling


Kiss the Cook Catering

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Smoked Pasta Cacio e Pepe Style - cooked fresh on site, flambéed with brandy, tossed in Parmesan cheese


Pumpkin Cheesecake


MaRo Catering

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Green Tea Tiramisu



Passion Fruit Lemon Curd Tart


Presidential Gourmet

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Okonomiyaki - Japanese Pancake with candied bacon, Japanese BBQ sauce, Kewpie mayo, nori, bonito flakes, pickled daikon and daikon sprouts


Pâté au Choux “Croquant” - dark chocolate raspberry ganache and macaron top


Toben Food By Design

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Vietnamese Slaw - crispy Brussels sprouts, heirloom carrot, red cabbage, radish, mango, tomato, pickled chili, 5 spice peanuts, crispy shallots and rice noodles, mint, thai basil and nuoc cham-beet vinaigrette


Whole Roasted Peking Duck - served with fresh cucumber, scallions, pickled carrots & daikon, hoixin sauce, chili sauce, duck cracklings, served on Chinese five-spice savory crepes


Treeline Catering

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Redwine-Braised Oxtail - on a Sweetpea and Roasted Squash Risotto, garnished with microgreens and shaved Parmesan


Muskokan Maple Butter Tart  


Guests enjoyed live music from Wellington Music.


It was a great pleasure to attend this year's Toronto Catering Showcase 2017. From the space, the menu, drinks bar, the live music, EventSource.ca did a wonderful job putting together the event this year. It was well-organized and I had a lot of fun attending the food showcase. Following on this year's successful event, I'll bet that they'll be back again next year.

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Disclaimer: The event provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.