Doc Ford’s Chef Zook is ‘Cooking for the Kids’
Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille Chef Kristopher Zook will be participating in the fourth annual “Cooking for the Kids,” a fundraiser to benefit The Sunshine Kids.
The event takes place this Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.
Come out and enjoy delicious foods and live cooking demonstrations by a wide variety of chefs from around Lee County. A silent auction is planned along with a live auction, emceed by Patrick Nolan of Fox 4 News. All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Kids foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing exciting, positive group activities, adventure trips and emotional support, free of charge, to kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.
Doc Ford’s is the only Sanibel restaurant participating in the event. With restaurants on both Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, has a long history of community involvement and charitable works.
Chef Zook, who has over 16 years experience in restaurant industry, is skilled in international, classical and continental infusion cuisine. A graduate of North Fort Myers High, he went on to earn a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and graced the kitchens of the Ritz Carlton Grill Room, The Veranda, Bistro 41 and Rum Runners before making Doc Ford’s his home.
“It’s truly an honor and pleasure to be a part of the Sunshine Kids benefit dinner”, said Chef Zook. He continued, “To have the opportunity to create and serve some really great food, to help kids get through this horrible disease and have some fun doing it; it’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is located at 17260 Harbour Pointe Dr, Ft Myers. Tickets are $45 or two for $75. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 415-5323.
Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille is located at 975 Rabbit Road on Sanibel.