at to the Beat is one of the very best culinary events to attend this year.
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. There is no better time to go.
Eat to the Beat - an epic annual culinary fundraising gala held at Roy Thomson Hall - is celebrating their 20th anniversary this October 27th.
2. It’s the only event of its kind in Canada.
This is the only event in the country that features exclusively female chefs. Sixty of Toronto’s best chefs and caterers will be under one roof for one night only.
3. It’s for a phenomenal cause.
Eat to the Beat is one of the top fundraising events of the year. They have raised more than $3.7 million for Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, a not-for-profit national organization founded in 1994, that offers free peer support to anyone coping with breast cancer.
4. No one should face breast cancer alone.
In 2015 an estimated 25,000 women and 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada., Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support provides provides free support, insight and information to anyone affected by breast or hereditary cancer, including those at high risk. From the individual diagnosed, to family and caregivers.
80% of the evening’s proceeds are directed to Willow’s free programs and services. For more information please visit willow.org.
5. Talk about foodie heaven!
You’ll have the chance to try dishes from 60 stations, both savoury and sweet. Sip on wine, beer and a selection of non-alcoholic bevvies from 20 of the finest beverage purveyors. All food and beverages are included in the ticket price.
6. Meet your favourite chefs and try their food!
Some of the exemplary chefs this year include: Renée Bellefeuille (Art Gallery of Ontario), Tara Lee (Bar Hop), Bonnie Gordon (Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts), Anne Yarymowich and Jeanne Da Silva (George Brown College Chef School), Kyla Eaglesham and Winlai Wong (Madeleines), Elaine Wong (The Omni King Edward Hotel), Joan Monfaredi (Park Hyatt Hotel), Janet Hoediono (Patria), Bronwen Clark (Rodney’s Oyster House), Joshna Maharaj (Ryerson University), Alida Solomon (Tutti Matti), and Mali Fernandez (Xola Mexican Food). Check out the full list here.
7. A little known fact.
These amazing chefs donate their time and talent for the event.
8. An anniversary bonus.
Cathy Park, co-chair of Eat to the Beat says "Our participating chefs, many of whom have been with us from our early days, are planning exquisite culinary treats to commemorate our 20th anniversary of women helping women in support of Willow."
There is a raffle and silent auction for outstanding prizes.
10. Started 20 years ago by Lisa and Abby Slater, Eat to the Beat is a fantastic culinary event that’s infused with great fun, all for an extremely important cause. Buy your tickets now.
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Place: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto (St. Andrew subway station)
Cost: General Admission Ticket: $175 (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount – typically $50)
Dress: Smart casual
p.s. We'll be covering the event live. See you there!