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    Interview: AGO Executive Chef Renee Bellefeuille

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with AGO Bistro Executive Chef Renee Bellefeuille about her culinary journey, her love of food and the upcoming fundraiser "Eat To The Beat".


    WHO
    Renee Bellefeuille (Executive Chef at AGO Bistro)

    WHAT: Eat to the Beat 

    WHERERoy Thomson Hall

    WHENTuesday, October 17, 2017 | 7 pm – 10 pm

    WEBSITE: www.eattothebeat.ca 


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    ABOUT


    RENEE BELLEFEUILLE


    As Executive Chef at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where food inspires artful conversation, Renée Bellefeuille leads an extraordinary team that combines global flavours and locally sourced ingredients to produce aesthetically pleasing dishes that satisfy the senses.  With 20 years of culinary experience, Bellefeuille has worked at some of the city's premier dining establishments, including The Drake Hotel, the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and alongside Jamie Kennedy, with whom she worked as Pastry Chef for five years.


    EAT TO THE BEAT


    60 FEMALE CHEFS SUPPORT ONE WORTHY CAUSE AT EAT TO THE BEAT


    WHERE HIGH-CALIBRE CUISINE AND FINE LIBATIONS TAKE CENTRE STAGE


    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 7 pm – 10 pm | Roy Thomson Hall


    Toronto, Ontario – September 25, 2017 – A mecca for urban foodies who come to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer, Eat to the Beat presented by KitchenAid is a signature event of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and is celebrating its 22nd year on Tuesday, October 17 from 7pm – 10pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street). 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. General Admission Tickets are $189 and include all food and beverages (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount). For tickets or to see the line-up of chefs and beverage participants, please visit www.eattothebeat.ca.


    “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.


    Guests can enjoy specially prepared 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 set up around Roy Thomson Hall’s outer lobby.


    “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.”  


    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.


    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.


    Participating chefs that will be featured at this year’s Eat to the Beat include:


    Sandra Abballe, Succulent Chocolates and Sweets


    Suzanne Barr, Saturday Night Dinette


    Vanessa Baudanza, The Rolling Pin


    Isabelle Loiacono, The Rolling Pin


    Wanda Beaver, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky


    Renee Bellefeuille, Art Gallery of Ontario


    Cathy Beneway, Creative Catering by Cathy


    Tifffany Miquel, George Restaurant


    Emma Beqaj, Emma's Eatery Catering


    Shannon Bolak, Ace Bakery


    Arvinda Chauhan, Arvinda's


    Preena Chauhan, Arvinda's


    Tiiu Christie, Marigolds and Onions


    Tysa Christie, Marigolds and Onions


    Jeanne da Silva, George Brown College Chef School


    Amy Symington, George Brown College Chef School


    Felicia Derose, Chase


    Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen


    Stephanie Duong, Roselle Desserts


    Rossy Earle, SupiCucu


    Alexandra Feswick, The Drake Hotel


    Kimberley Humby, East & Main Bistro


    Anna Janes, Cocomira Confections


    Charlotte Langley, Groundwork Food and Scout Canning


    Tara Lee, Eastbound Brewing Co.


    Jacqueline Lo, Ruelo Patisserie


    Lynn Mendelson, Lynn Mendelson Catering


    Joan Monfaredi, Park Hyatt Hotel


    Lauren Mozer, Elle Cuisine


    Andrea Nicholson, Butchie’s and Killer Condiments


    Leona Nyman, Azzurra


    Suzanne Baby, Gallery Grill at Hart House


    Catherine O’Donnell, Willow Cakes and Pastries


    Christine Ostiguy, Yorkshire Pudding Catering


    Angela Panigas, The Sultan’s Tent, Café Moroc


    Véronique Perez, Crêpes à GoGo Spadina, Limonana


    Jennifer Perusini, BerBer Social


    Andrea Porier, Inn on the Twenty


    Karen Rachlin, Bite Catering


    Nuit Regular, Kiin, Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar, Sukhothai Restaurant


    Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist


    Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet Pastries


    Alida Solomon, Tutti Matti


    Lili Sullivan, Pomodoro


    Elaine Wong, The Omni King Edward Hotel


    Vanessa Yeung, Aphrodite Cooks


    Leyla Kizilirmak, Art Square Gallery and Café


     

    Eat to the Beat at a Glance:


    DATE:        Tuesday, October 17, 2017


    TIME:        7pm – 10pm


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


    COST:        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.


    General Admission Ticket: $189  (a tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount)


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    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.


    To get in touch with Mark it’s  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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