He tools around the kitchen in his bulky electric wheelchair, and though David doc Robertson is no longer a promising fleet footed athlete or talented musician/vocalist, he is always the showman. In his YouTube program, Kickin It in The Kitchen, Doc dishes out useful information and displays his unorthodox culinary talents.
Robertson, who is a quadriplegic with little use of his hands, demonstrates how he manages around the kitchen, not specifically designed for wheelchairs. Everything he does on the show is different from other chefs on camera. He uses techniques that he is still perfecting to show others in his situation useful cooking tips that will help build independence. He especially targets the young disabled men and women starting new lives since the wars in the Middle East.
Doc suffered a spinal cord injury during a high school football practice in his senior year. His show offers practical tips to anyone in a wheelchair or with difficulty using their hands. The culinary tips show that just about anyone can prepare tasty meals.
Before Kickin It in The Kitchen, Robertson worked as a college counselor at the University of Arizona until the recession forced the university to close his department. This action culminated 25 years as an educator during which he also taught English, Spanish, tennis, and had a 123 – 49 record as a high school basketball coach.
Hall of Fame basketball player, and special guest Marques Johnson, went home smiling and full after sampling Doc’s Scrambled Eggs and Shrimp Surprise.