Cook, the highly acclaimed American bistro located in Newton, Massachusetts, is welcoming Jonathan Soroff, columnist forThe Improper Bostonian, as part of its continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. From 6 to 8 p.m. on October 28, Soroff will roll up his sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano as they serve up flatbreads from the open kitchen, wood-fired grill. In addition to Cook’s signature menu items, the restaurant will be serving “The Soroff” special, a house-made flatbread with Italian sausage, roasted mushrooms, vinegar peppers, and provolone cheese [$15]. All of the sales from each $15 “The Soroff” flatbread will be donated to the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.

Soroff has a longstanding personal connection with the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients, families, and caregivers by raising funds to discover more effective treatments and ultimately cures for carcinoid, pancreatic, and neuroendocrine cancers. There are over 100,000 people in the U.S. living with neuroendocrine cancers, and there is currently no cure.

A Newton resident, Jonathan Soroff is a feature writer/social columnist for The Improper Bostonian and co-hosts "Status Report" on Boston Herald Radio. A graduate of Duke University, Soroff’s journalism career began at The Boston Herald, and he’s written for everyone from People to The Royal Academy Magazine. For the past 20 years, he has been the lead columnist for the Improper Bostonian Magazine.

The night of cooking is one of several celebrity chef events at Cook, all of which will raise money and awareness about a charity chosen by the specific celebrity of the evening. The regular menu will also be available on the night.

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