Tuesday, October 14, 2014

60 Female Chefs at the 19th Annual Eat to the Beat

19th Annual Eat to the Beat – Roy Thomson Hall – Tuesday, October 21 – 7pm

In 2014 an estimated 24,400 women and 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada.  

I bet you know someone in your life that knows someone that has been touched by Breast Cancer or various other Cancers. 

Sixty of Canada's Top Female Chefs have bring their culinary skills together to cook up some culinary delights for a great event for the 19th Annual Eat to the Beat culinary fundraiser on Tuesday, October 21, at 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street, Toronto). 
Eat to the Beat benefits Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, a not-for-profit organization that offers free peer support to anyone coping with breast cancer. 

Eat to the Beat is a mecca for urban foodies, and those who want to be, to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer,” states Barbara Track, Eat to the Beat Chair “It is the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting women, it doesn’t get any better than that and it’s an evening that should not be missed!”

Eat to the Beat has a cornucopia of sweet and savory foods, wines, premium beers and spirits for sampling at food and drink stations positioned around Roy Thomson Hall’s outer lobby. 

The incredible chef line-up includes: Rose Reisman (Rose Reisman Catering), Sandra Abballe (Succulent Chocolates), Wanda Beaver (Wanda’s Pie in the Sky), Paula Bashford (Beretta Farms Inc.), Kyla Eaglesham (Madeleines Cherry Pie and Ice Cream), Alexandra Feswick (Samuel J. Moore), Bonnie Gordon (Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts), Kimberly Humby (Pomodoro Trattoria), Anna Janes (Cocomira Confections), Andrea Poirier (Inn on the Twenty), Jacqueline Lo (Ruelo Patisserie), Kimberley Lugsdin (Catering by Kimberley), Joshna Maharaj (Ryerson University), Erin Marcus (Ace Bakery), Catherine O’Donnell (Willow Cakes and Pastries), Angela Panigas (The Sultan's Tent & Café Moroc), Jennifer Perusini (BerBer Lounge), Karen Rachlin (Bite Catering), Emily Richards (Professional Home Economist), Trista Sheen (Crush Wine Bar),Lili Sullivan (East & Main Bistro), Karen Viva-Haynes (Viva Tastings), Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks) and many more.
"I am thrilled to take part in Eat to the Beat to benefit the wonderful work Willow does supporting patients of breast and hereditary cancers," said celebrity chef and cookbook author Rose Reisman, Rose Reisman Catering.

Adding class with a bit of sass, breast cancer survivors will be modeling original food-inspired corsets that they have created.

The evening also includes live music, a silent auction featuring must-have items, and a raffle draw for a chance to win great prizes.

The proceeds of this great fundraising event will go to Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, founded in 1994 by Bagel Works entrepreneurs Lisa and Abby Slater, it is a national not-for-profit organization that provides free support, insight and information to anyone, including those at high risk, affected by breast and hereditary cancer. From the individual diagnosed, to family and caregivers, Willow makes sure no one needs to face it alone. 

“When you buy a ticket to Eat to the Beat, you are helping someone get through the dark days of breast cancer,” states Jeffrey Beach, Executive Director of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support.  “Proceeds go directly to our programs and services that pass on strength and knowledge to people across Canada who need Willow’s caring and expertise to help them navigate the challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis.”

From the individual diagnosed, to their family, friends and caregivers, Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support provides free support and information today for those who cannot wait for tomorrow’s cure.

Eat to the Beat has raised more than $3.5 million for Willow. 

Tickets are $175 (with a tax receipt) and include all food and beverages.  For tickets or to see the line-up of chefs and beverage participants, please visit www.eattothebeat.ca or call 416.778.6314 x 236. 

For more information please visit www.willow.org.  follow on Twitter: @eatothebeat_TO

Shana Coppen | Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support | 416-778-6314 ext 229 | scoppen@willow.org

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