Where can you sample delectable fare in the presence of 60 beautiful female chefs? At Eat to the Beat of course. This year’s 18th edition was bigger than ever and it was all for a worthy cause. Funds raised went to benefit Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, a non-profit organization which offers support to those afflicted by the disease.

Roy Thompson Hall’s outer lobby was transformed into a cornucopic feast with sweet and savoury dishes created by 60 of the city’s most talented female chefs. They offered bite sized delights that were perfect to whet your appetite. Coupled with the food was a variety of delicious wines, spirits, and beers to quench your thirst.

It was a treat to see so many vibrant faces in one space sampling lots of diverse cuisine while listening to jazzy tunes.

Of course, there were lots of colourful, creative costumes to keep spirits high. Dainty outfits such as the themed Queen of Hearts were ones to watch out for. There were giggles galore as they perused the walkways getting patrons to purchase raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items. Proceeds go to funding Willow’s free programs and services.

See all the photos for the sumptuous food we feasted upon and the drinks we sipped. It’s an annual event that charitable foodies can’t miss.

For more information about Eat to the Beat and how to get involved with Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, please visit and http://www.willow.org/ and http://www.eattothebeat.ca/
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Truffle and blue cheese arancini with spinach walnut pesto - Nicole Rumball, All the Best Fine Foods

Truffle and blue cheese arancini with spinach walnut pesto – Nicole Rumball, All the Best Fine Foods

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Salted caramel, chocolate fudge cake cups - Dufflet Pastries

Salted caramel, chocolate fudge cake cups – Dufflet Pastries

Valrhona Araguani chocolate tart, whipped dulcey ganache, sesame snap and caramelized banana - Lindsay Haddock, Scaramouche

Valrhona Araguani chocolate tart, whipped dulcey ganache, sesame snap and caramelized banana – Lindsay Haddock, Scaramouche

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Well-deserved People’s Choice win for Lindsay Haddock of Scaramouche! The chocolate tart with whipped dulcey ganache was delicious!

Lindsay Haddock from Scaramouche with her People's Choice winning dessert: Valrhona Araguani Chocolate Tart Whipped Dulcey Ganache, Sesame Snap & Caramelized Banana | Photo courtesy of Eat to the Beat

Lindsay Haddock from Scaramouche with her People’s Choice winning dessert: Valrhona Araguani Chocolate Tart Whipped Dulcey Ganache, Sesame Snap & Caramelized Banana | Photo courtesy of Eat to the Beat

Photos: Nick Lee

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