Ash Brown finally lands an exclusive interview with Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe. This is her Favorite caribbean restaurant in Atlanta. They have been in business for 11 years and show no signs of slowing down. Chef Rob details his early culinary influences, his connection to Sean Puff Daddy Combs and what's next for the business.
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Celebrating traditional Jamaican favorites as a whole, Chef Rob brings a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant to the city. Located just outside of the Perimeter, in the affluent Sandy Springs area, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe is a must for those looking for a cultural atmosphere without sacrificing taste and a proper dining experience.
MEET CHEF ROB
Robert Gayle, the Executive Chef and owner at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe, combines his Caribbean background with a Culinary Institute of America education, gathering flavors from around the world to refine a menu of island comfort fare. After spending his childhood in Jamaica West Indies, Chef Rob relocated to the United States and began to develop his culinary love at age 13 by working as a steward in Brooklyn. Shortly after obtaining his culinary degree in 1993, his skills and prestige steadily increased over time, allowing him to eventually assist with the openings of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’ New York and Atlanta venture, Justin’s Restaurant, in 1997. There he was able to deliver his culinary expertise for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Akon.
Chef Rob’s mental Rolodex includes recipes for top-selling entrees and Caribbean Cuisine such as braised beef oxtails, ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken. curried goat, dry-rubbed spare ribs, and his signature spicy jerk seasoning. In addition to opening his Atlanta-based restaurant in 2006, the Chef Rob brand continues to grow with its wide selection of signature sauces, intimate cooking classes, and event catering options.
CHEF ROB’S UPSCALE LOUNGE
After many years of success as an esteemed restaurateur, he brings this exciting new lounge as a zesty addition to Sandy Springs’ eccentric nightlife scene. As an extension of Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe, his vision is to offer two unique experiences for patrons.
Chef Rob’s Upscale Lounge will present tastemakers and professionals throughout the city with a unique lounge experience. Guests will be treated to assorted tapas, cocktails, top-shelf choices, hookah, signature wine selections and the option of various VIP Packages. The couture ambiance seasoned with contemporary furnishings will provide host to an assortment of exclusive events, private mixers and social activities attended by industry influencers.