Celebrating its 20th year, Eat to the Beat is a mecca for urban foodies who come to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer. It is the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting women through the challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Guests have the opportunity to enjoy savoury and sweet dishes at 60 stations along with wine, beer and a selection of non alcoholic libations from 20 of the finest beverage purveyors.

Eat to the Beat was recognized as one of Toronto’s top 15 Food, Wine & Hospitality events by BizBash Magazine, and has raised more than $3.7 million for Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support. Over 80% of the evening’s proceeds are directed to Willow’s free programs and services.

 

Watch and see what Eat to the Beat is all about…

 

Eat to the Beat at a Glance

If you love food and fine beverages, this is the event for you! You will leave with a full belly and a full heart knowing you have played a role in ensuring no one needs to face breast cancer alone.

Date:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Time:

7pm

Venue:

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto (St. Andrew subway station)

Cost:

Early Bird Ticket: $150.00

General Admission Ticket: $175.00 (after September 10th)

(a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount – typically $50)

Dress:

Smart casual

 

Food & Drink

Eat to the Beat always has a vast variety of savories, sweets, fine wines, spirits and beers for guests to sample and enjoy!
Check out our Chefs page for the list of this year’s participating chefs.

 

Silent Auction

The competition will be fierce when bidding starts on the exclusive and luxurious experience packages in our Silent Auction.
2015 Silent Auction highlights to come; be sure to check back often as this list continues to be updated.

Do you have a top-of-the-line service or item that you would like to see included in our auction?  We’d love to hear from you!

Get in touch with Shana Coppen at scoppen@willow.org

 

Raffle

$20 each or 3 tickets for $50

Draw will take place at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall.

 

Corsets

They’re fun, they’re colourful, they’re cheeky and they’ve become a tradition at Eat to the Beat. Once again our corset models will be on site, creating the atmosphere of “class with bit of sass.” All inspired by food, many of the corsets are created and modelled by breast cancer survivors who embody the spirit of being feisty in the face of breast cancer.

 

The Early Years of Eat to the Beat

From their early days as entrepreneurs at Bagel Works to being the creative and driving force behind Eat to the Beat for the past 20 years, Lisa and Abby Slater have worked to support the community in which they live. After attending a fundraiser for Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, Abby was inspired by the courage and strength of the breast cancer survivors who spoke at the event and knew that she wanted to help further Willow’s mission to ensure that no one needs to face breast cancer alone. The Slater sisters lent their experience working in the restaurant business to create a signature event to benefit Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support. They invited and quickly gained the support of female chefs, who were at the time the unrecognized heroines of the kitchen. Lisa and Abby’s business acumen combined with a delicious sense of humour and the will to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer has resulted in Eat to the Beat being one of the most important fundraising events in Toronto.

 

 

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