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October 21st, 2014 marked the 19th year of the annual Eat to the Beat (@EattotheBeat_TO) event. In support of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support (@WillowTweeting), the evening raised an impressive $216,857!

Incredible costumes at this year's Eat to the Beat event

Incredible costumes at this year’s Eat to the Beat event

Willow is a not-for-profit organization that offers free peer support to anyone coping with breast cancer. Needless to say, the event is for a wonderful cause. With the help of sixty talented female chefs and incredible volunteers who donated their time and resources, Eat to the Beat was yet another success.

Incredible costumes at this year's Eat to the Beat event

Incredible costumes at this year’s Eat to the Beat event

The evening was truly a food-lover’s dream. Taking place at Roy Thompson Hall, the venue was packed with food and drink stations. It’s guaranteed you’ll be rolling out of the event in a happy food coma.

The silent auction

The silent auction

Here’s my recap of the 19th annual Eat to the Beat evening:

Chinese Baked Buns with nappa slaw, chill aioli & beef brisket (Vanessa Yeung from @AphroditeCooks)


BBQ Chicken Bite on maple cornbread, apple fennel slaw & blue cheese drizzle (Julia Ho and Sarah Amaral from the @ParkHyattTO)

BBQ Chicken Bite

Smoked Salmon with wasabi creme fraiche & peach jam (Mei Cheng and Nicole Douglas from @georgeonqueen)

Smoked Salmon

Roasted Pork Belly with crabapple glaze & pink sauerkraut (Anne Yarymowich from George Brown College Chef School @GBCollege)

Pork Belly

Lobster Grilled Cheese with smoked water buffalo cheddar (Kimberly Humby from East & Main)

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Chor Muang – flower shaped dumpling filled with minced chicken (Nuit Regular from @PaiToronto & @sabaisabaito)


Crepes (Véronique from @crepesagogoTO)


Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini (Emily Richards from Professional Home Economist)


Moroccan Hummus Cone with pesto (Angela Panigas from @TheSultansTent & Cafe Moroc)


Malt Salt Fish on a chip with lemon confit remoulade, beer batter bits, pickled carrots & pea shoots (Elaine Wong from @KingEddyHotel)

Malt Salt Fish

Grilled Pork Belly Taco with pickled apple and coconut creme fraiche (Trista Sheen from @CrushWineBarTO)

Grilled Pork Belly Taco

Scone Bite with caramelized onions & bacon (Erin Featherstone and Sandra Katsiou from @bakerandscone)

Scone bite

Jerk Chicken Arancini with jerk chicken, arborio rice, tomato & mozzarella (Valerie Bustros and Tamesha Smith from @Paintbox_Bistro)

Jerk Chicken Arancini

Chicken & Waffles (Alexandra Feswick from the @thedrakehotel)

Chicken & Waffles

One of the many wines offered at the event


Valrhona Cream Puff with whipped vanilla white chocolate ganache, salted caramel & Kalingo feuilletine (Lindsay Haddock from Scaramouche)

Valrhona Cream Puff

Lime Curd Tarts (Wanda Beaver from @WandaPieSky)

Lime Curd Tarts

Coconut Mango Panna Cotta (Michelle Edgar from @sweetescapes)

Coconut Mango Panna Cotta

It’s a fantastic event for an incredible cause. Look out for the event again in 2015. Hope to see you all there!

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