If you’re a foodie like my husband and me, you’ll appreciate the fine foods, luscious desserts, and tasty libations presented by over 60 female chefs across Ontario at the 22nd Annual Eat to the Beat.

“Eat to the Beat has become Toronto’s must-attend culinary event and fundraiser over the years thanks to our participating chefs, sponsors and supporters,” says Cathy Park, co-chair, Eat to the Beat.

Eat to the Beat is an amazing opportunity to get dressed up, help support a great cause and experience the best of Ontario’s culinary scene?  It’s our second year and we guarantee that you’ll enjoy prepared savory and sweet dishes at 60 stations, along with wine, beer and a selection of non-alcoholic libations as much as we do! We hope to see you there!

What is Eat to the Beat?

Eat to the Beat presented by KitchenAid is a signature event of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). 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.

“KitchenAid is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of Eat to the Beat again this year,” states Janice Ryder Sr. Marketing Manager, KitchenAid and Jennair. “It’s such a fun evening out with the opportunity to sample some amazing food and drink from some of Toronto’s top female chefs.”

Started 21 years ago by sisters Lisa and Abby Slater, Eat to the Beat has raised more than $3.9 million since its inception. Funds raised at Eat to the Beat will be directed towards supporting the full spectrum of breast cancer programs and services of the Canadian Cancer Society – 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.

What Can You Expect at Eat to the Beat?

In addition to food and drink, colourful and whimsical one-of-a-kind corsets, inspired by food and created and modelled by breast cancer survivors, have become an integral part of Eat to the Beat.

“A fun, colourful and cheeky tradition at Eat to the Beat, breast cancer survivors add class with a bit of sass by modeling original food-inspired corsets that they have created,” adds Joanne Brophy, co-chair, Eat to the Beat.

Mystery Bags – I miss them every year, but not this year!!

When and Where is Eat to the Beat in Toronto?

The event is held at the beautiful Roy Thompson Hall in the heart of Toronto.  This year’s event takes place on October 17th from 7PM-10PM.  General Admission Tickets are $189 and include all food and beverages (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount).

Here is just a preview of what was served last year.  My husband couldn’t get enough.  “In heaven” would be an understatement.

What an opportunity to get dressed up, support a great cause and experience the best of Ontario’s culinary scene?  It’s our second year and we guarantee that you’ll enjoy prepared savory and sweet dishes at 60 stations, along with wine, beer and a selection of non-alcoholic libations as much as we do! We hope to see you there!

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.