School of Thought

Story by Sarah Murphy Robertson

They say fish is brain food, which is just what Chef Christopher Holbrook of Signature Catering of 30-A anticipates our new Gulf to Table events will ultimately serve up. When asked what these dinners will bring to 30A, he was quick to answer: “Education for the consumer. Our menus will highlight lesser-known fish; providing a platform for helping both local fishermen and our area’s ecosystem.”

Chef Christopher is excited for these private meals to provide one-on-one dialogues on fishing practices in our area. He is well-versed on the many factors driving the popularity of specific fish, and is ready to bring his knowledge to his diners’ culinary repertoires.

One of Chef Christopher's Signature dishes.
One of Chef Christopher’s Signature dishes.

His Gulf to Table menus will emphasize a balanced progression; keeping it fresh and straightforward. “To me, the fish is the star and so that will always be my first focus” promises the chef. While his career’s spanned decades and time zones, most recently he notes his role in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. His clients are health conscious but also food-savvy. He strives to push his food’s creativity, while also keeping them fit.

And, what is fine dining without exquisite wine? All of the signature event meals will offer unique pairings personally fashioned by’s partner, Chan’s Wine World. Guests should expect the unexpected and be ready to find some new favorites.

Informing diners, supporting local fishermen, improving our ecosystem, eating healthily…all while enjoying mouthwatering dishes and wine? Sounds like a pretty smart move!

Gulf to Table Signature Events with Chef Christopher at the helm can be reserved through The inaugural meal will be held Saturday November 8th. For tickets please call 850.687.3776 or email