Eat to the Beat Toronto Event Raises Money for Breast Cancer


By Lori Bosworth

Do you enjoy trying new dishes from the wonderful variety of cuisines we have in Toronto? I know I do. If you’re like me, you’ll want to get yourself down to Eat to the Beat at Roy Thomson Hall on October 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. This signature fundraiser of the Canadian Cancer Society will feature more than 60 female chefs serving up savoury and sweet dishes, as well as wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Presented by KitchenAid, the event is now in its 22nd year. What a great way for foodies to raise funds for women with a breast cancer diagnosis!

Dishes from Pai Northern Kitchen at Eat to the Beat in Toronto
Dishes from Pai Northern Kitchen at Eat to the Beat

Roy Thomson Hall’s lobby will be transformed into a foodie heaven. There will be 60 Toronto chefs and caterers set up in the outer lobby, serving special creations they have prepared for the evening. Maybe you’ll spot your favourite Toronto chef in the following list of some of the chefs appearing at Eat to the Beat:

  • Suzanne Barr, Saturday Night Dinette
  • Renee Bellefeuille, Art Gallery of Ontario 
  • Cathy Beneway, Creative Catering by Cathy 
  • Tifffany Miquel, George Restaurant
  • Emma Beqaj, Emma’s Eatery Catering 
  • Felicia Derose, Chase 
  • Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen  
  • Rossy Earle, SupiCucu
  • Alexandra Feswick, The Drake Hotel 
  • Kimberley Humby, East & Main Bistro
  • Joan Monfaredi, Park Hyatt Hotel  
  • Andrea Porier, Inn on the Twenty
  • Leona Nyman, Azzurra 
  • Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill at Hart House 
  • Elaine Wong, The Omni King Edward Hotel
  • Lauren Mozer, Elle Cuisine
  • Christine Ostiguy, Yorkshire Pudding Catering 
  • Stephanie Duong, Roselle Desserts
  • Andrea Nicholson, Butchie’s and Killer Condiments
  • Anna Janes, Cocomira Confections
  • Sandra Abballe, Succulent Chocolates and Sweets 
  • Angela Panigas, The Sultan’s Tent
  • Véronique Perez, Crêpes à GoGo Spadina
  • Charlotte Langley, Groundwork Foodand Scout Canning
  • Vanessa Baudanza and Isabelle Loiacono, The Rolling Pin 
  • Wanda Beaver, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
  • Tara Lee, Eastbound Brewing Co.
  • Arvinda Chauhan and Preena Chauhan, Arvinda’s
  • Tiiu Christie and Tysa Christie, Marigolds and Onions
  • Vanessa Yeung, Aphrodite Cooks
  • Jeanne da Silva and Amy Symington, George Brown College Chef School
  • Jacqueline Lo, Ruelo Patisserie 
  • Catherine O’Donnell, Willow Cakes and Pastries
  • Shannon Bolak, Ace Bakery
  • Lynn Mendelson, Lynn Mendelson Catering 
  • Jennifer Perusini, BerBer Social 
  • Karen Rachlin, Bite Catering 
  • Nuit Regular, Kiin, Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar, Sukhothai Restaurant
  • Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist
  • Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet Pastries
  • Alida Solomon, Tutti Matti 
  • Lili Sullivan, Pomodoro
  • Leyla Kizilirmak, Art Square Gallery and Café 

There will also be 20 beverage purveyors offering wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

A great crowd at Eat to the Beat at Roy Thomson Hall

General Admission Tickets are $189 and include all food and beverages (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount). You can purchase tickets online at Eat to the Beat.

It’s going to be a fun evening. I hope to see you there!

Eat to the Beat at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto on October 17, 2017.