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Showing posts with label Charity. Show all posts

Eat To The Beat is back for its 22nd year as one of Toronto’s must-attend culinary events and fundraisers. The charity event is hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), and will be held at the Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) on Tuesday, October 17 from 7 pm – 10 pm. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy both savoury and sweet dishes at 60 food stations and a wide selection of alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages from 20 drink stations.

Funds raised at Eat To The Beat will be directed towards supporting breast cancer programs and services of the Canadian Cancer Society. An estimated 25,000 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. So, the funds will surely help and assist patient support.


Event: Eat To The Beat
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Location: Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street)
General Admission Ticket: $189
Tickets: Buy here

Ticket: Tickets include 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.

* a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

The event exclusively features 60 female chefs supporting women through the challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis. The line up of chefs is impressive and includes some of the following:

Sandra Abballe, Succulent Chocolates and Sweets
Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill at Hart House
Suzanne Barr, Kid Chocolate
Manal Bashir, Victor Dries
Vanessa Baudanza, The Rolling Pin
Wanda Beaver, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
Renee Bellefeuille, Art Gallery of Ontario
Cathy Beneway, Creative Catering by Cathy
Emma Beqaj, Emma’s Eatery Catering
Richell Castillo, Fabbrica
Arvinda Chauhan, Arvinda’
Preena Chauhan, Arvinda’
Tiiu Christie, Marigolds and Onions
Tysa Christie, Marigolds and Onions
Felicia Derose, Chase Fish & Oyster
Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Stephanie Duong, Roselle
Rossy Earle, SupiCucu
Alexandra Feswick, The Drake Hotel
Elia Herrera, Los Colibris, El Caballito
Kimberly Humby, East & Main Bistro
Anna Janes, Cocomira Confections
Leyla Kizilirmak, Art Square Gallery and Café
Charlotte Langley, Groundwork Food and Scout Canning
Vanessa Le Page, The Cake Lady
Tara Lee, Eastbound Brewing Co.
Jacqueline Lo, Ruelo Patisserie
Isabelle Loiacono, The Rolling Pin
Lynn Mendelson, Lynn Mendelson Catering
Tiffany Miguel, George Restaurant
Joan Monfaredi, Park Hyatt Hotel
Jennifer Mooers, Hooked
Lauren Mozer, Elle Cuisine
Andrea Nicholson, Butchie’s and Killer Condiments
Anne Novo, The Gladstone Hotel
Leona Nyman, Azzurra
Catherine O’Donnell, Willow Cakes and Pastries
Christine Ostiguy, Yorkshire Pudding Catering
Angela Panigas, The Sultan’s Tent & Cafe Moroc
Chef Véronique Perez, Crepes a GoGo Spadina and Limonana
Jennifer Perusini, BerBer Social
Andrea Poirier, Inn on the Twenty
Karen Rachlin, Bite Catering
Nuit Regular, Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai, Sukhothai
Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist
Sophia Rouleau, Ace Bakery
Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet Pastries
Jeanne da Silva, George Brown College Chef School
Alida Solomon, Tutti Matti
Lili Sullivan, Pomodoro in the Country
Amy Symington, George Brown College Chef School
Meghan Van Horne, Public Schoolhouse
Elaine Wong, The Omni King Edward Hotel
Winlai Wong, The Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto
Vanessa Yeung, Aphrodite Cooks

All of the chefs are donating their time and talent to the event, so please support this great cause. More information and buy tickets at

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[Charity Event] Eat To The Beat 2017

by on Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Eat To The Beat  is back for its 22nd year as one of Toronto’s must-attend culinary events and fundraisers. The charity event is hosted by...
Taste Matters is a charity event hosted by Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth. The charitable organization is an award-winning organization that aims to help young people (16-24) who are homeless, living in shelters, “couch-surfing”, or housing insecure. Eva's also offers family and individual counseling to at-risk and homeless youth and their families. I think it's amazing that there is an outlet out there that works collaboratively with homeless and at-risk youth to help them reach their potential to lead productive.

Eva’s Taste Matters will be taking place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex from 6 pm. The event is a feast of delectable delights that brings together Toronto’s finest food and beverage. Proceeds go to safe shelter, nutritious food and 24-7 support for homeless youth at Eva’s.  Early bird tickets are currently on sale at


Event: Eva's Taste Matters
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Tickets: Buy here

 Eva’s Place opened their doors in 1994, and has since expanded from one to three shelters - Eva's Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix. All three shelters offer several different programs and services for homeless and at-risk youths. Since they started, they have helped approximately over 19,000 youth from the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. It's a safe haven where youths are provided a supportive and safe environment as they try to better their lives.

The Mission: "The mission of Eva’s Initiatives is to work collaboratively with homeless and at-risk youth to help them reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient and healthy lives by providing safe shelter and a range of services, and to create long term solutions for homeless youth by developing and implementing proactive and progressive services." (source)

The grand-scale event will be held in The Liberty Grand in downtown Toronto. There will be over 20 food and beverage hosts, including a few tables featuring baked goods from the youth of Eva’s. Please support this great cause as all of the money raised from the event will go towards helping homeless youth receive critical job and life skills training and education, shelter, and housing for better futures.

Please enjoy all the photos from last year's Eva’s Taste Matters - Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth event below!

Last year's event had 466 attendees and over $174,000 was raised for the charity. It was record breaking!!

The annual rock and roll themed event, Brewers Plate 2017, returns to Toronto on May 4th from 6 pm to 11 pm. The event will take place at the Corus Quay Building (25 Dockside Drive) in support of War Child Canada.

The event is to help War Child Canada raise money to support children and families around the world. All of the  restaurants and Ontario brewers involved in this charitable event has graciously donated their time and materials to create a wonderful night for attendees. The indulgent food event features an array of craft beer and unlimited sampling of local dishes. 

"We are thrilled to mark the 10th anniversary of the Brewers Plate with our most exciting and diverse roster of brewers, restaurants and Chefs ever," said Les Murray, President of Beerlicious Inc., “sampling great food and beer while having a great time in support of such a worthwhile partner in War Child Canada makes this event a must attend."

Last year's event raised $9,200 in support of War Child Canada to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. They hope to do the same this year! 

The Brewers Plate 2017 is proud to present its curated list of brewers, restaurants and Chefs including:


Palais Royale
Trattoria Nervosa
Le Dolci Toronto
Heirloom Toronto
Ted’s World Famous BBQ
Hangry Catering Co.
Tundra Restaurant & Bar
Globe Bistro
Cheese Boutique
Mangia & Bevi
Beaus All Natural Brewing


Old Tomorrow Beer
The Collingwood Brewery
All or Nothing Brewhouse
Station Cold Brew Coffee Co.
Henderson Brewing Co.  Walter Craft Caesar
Beaus All Natural Brewing
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewery
Muskoka Brewery
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing
Steam Whistle Brewing

Tickets to the Brewers Plate 2017 are now on sale through and start at $90 each + taxes and fees. New for this year: Brewers Plate 2017 is offering an Entourage 5 Pack, valued at $400 + taxes and fees, so if attendees are planning on bringing friends this may be the ticket pack for them. They'll be able to see savings of $10 per ticket with this package. They can also try their luck at winning tickets in the coming weeks by tuning in to Brewers Plate's fantastic partners at Q107 and 102.1 the Edge.

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Brewers Plate 2017 - #RockThePlate

by on Thursday, April 27, 2017
The annual rock and roll themed event,  Brewers Plate 2017 , returns to Toronto on May 4th from 6 pm to 11 pm. The event will take place at...
Mark October 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm down on your calendar as Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap will be happening . The Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap event is an indulgent evening showcasing dishes from some of Toronto's talented chefs. The proceeds from Food for Action 2016 support Action Against Hunger’s programs in tackling global hunger.

Food for Action 2016 will be taking place at the George Brown Culinary School on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The event commences with a three-course meal for a table of eight donors (one chef per table). The event features 10 chefs from some of Toronto’s best restaurants who will each be preparing a special three-course meal for a table of eight donors (in other words, one chef per table).

Following dinner, guests will indulge in the Nightcap after-party, which will run from 8:30 pm until midnight, and feature unlimited nibbles, drinks, and fun in support of Action Against Hunger’s fight to end hunger.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Location: George Brown College - Hospitality and Tourism Campus at 300 Adelaide Street East (Atrium), Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Time: 8:30 pm
Ticket Price: $49.99
Purchase Tickets: Food for Action by Action Against Hunger (event brite)

Some of the amazing restaurants that will be serving their delicious food at the upcoming after-party:

Sublime Catering
Penny Candy Jam
Revel Food

Action Against Hunger was founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (ACF) is a leading international humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, with a special focus on children under five. Our programs save lives and provide communities with long-term solutions to hunger and its underlying causes. We work in 46 countries and supported approximately 14.9 million people in 2015.

Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap

by on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Mark October 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm down on your calendar as  Food for Action 2016 - Night Cap  will be happening . The Food for Action 2016 -...
I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Feast of St. Lawrence Festival that took place between August 12 to August 14. The "Dinner Under the Stars" dinner kicked off the Feast of St. Lawrence
 in spectacular fashion with a fine dining event under the stars. One hundred guests gathered together at a continuous 100-foot table on Front Street (between Scott and Church Street) and was served a delicious 5-course meal. The meal was prepared by chefs from some of the top restaurants in the St. Lawrence Neighborhood including Biff's Bistro, Hawthorne Food & Drink, The Hot House Restaurant, Omni King Edward Hotel, Pearl Diver, The Sultan's Tent and Woods.

The event brought people together through a shared love of food, and it also helped to raise awareness for FoodShare Toronto, a local Toronto charity that supports healthy eating and creates access to fresh food.

Hors d'Oeuvres

House Cured Salmon Gravlax - mustard crème fraîche, Belgium endive, radish (Biff's Bistro)

 Oyster Station (Pearl Diver)


 Shooters of Pear Vichyssoise - with a hint of stilton (Hot House Restaurant)

Pairing some of the appetizers with a glass of Cave Spring Brut ‘Dolomite’ Norman Hardie 2015 Riesling

(Appetizer) Roasted Beet Salad - shaved fennel, mixed lettuce and goat cheese with citrus vinaigrette (Woods)

Wine Pairing: Charles Baker 2013 'Picone Vineyard' Riesling / Hidden Bench 2014 Bistro Rose / Malivoire 2015 Small Lot Gamay VQA Beamsville Bench

(Entre Metier) Grilled Octopus - with fingerling potatoes, spicy chorizo and a preserved lemon vinaigrette (Barsa Taberna)

Wine Pairing: 13th Street 2014 June's Vineyard Chardonnay / Bachelder 2013 Niagara Chardonnay / Flatrock 2013 Pinot Noir

 (Main) King’s Al Fresco Beef Wellington - with peppered horse radish cream (Omni King Edward Hotel) and Bagna Cauda - grilled and charred summer vegetables with chicken fat hollandaise and chicken skin crumble (Hawthorne Food & Drink)

Wine Pairing: Stratus 2011 Stratus Tollgate Voignier / Queylus 2013 Tradition Cabernet Franc / Southbrook 2013 Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon

(Desserts) Sweet Keskesu - couscous with cinnamon, powdered sugar, roasted almonds, saltana raisins, a hint of orange blossom water and crème anglais (Sultan’s Tent)

The Dinner Under the Stars at Feast of St. Lawrence was an amazing event filled with endless wine, great company, and delicious food. Thank you so much to St. Lawrence Market for hosting a fantastic event, and having us.

 Disclaimer: The food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

The Feast of St. Lawrence

by on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Feast of St. Lawrence Festival that took place between August 12 to August 14. The " ...