Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Chef JRob brings a cajun kick to the Atlanta, Georgia culinary scene. He is an alumnus of Auburn University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and an alumnus of Mercer University, with his Masters of Public Health.
In college, where the funds were low and the hunger was high, Chef JRob began his culinary journey with a simple mission in mind: to never go to bed with an empty stomach. In the midst of long, sleepless nights of studying, Chef JRob paired his creativity with a hot plate to create meals that he shared with his Hall Director and Resident Assistants.
The Chef JRob Show was birthed while Chef JRob participated as a contestant in Auburn’s BSU pageant. Chef JRob knew that in order to set himself apart from the other contestants, he needed to be creative and original. He decided to cook as his talent, and had his best friend, Rachel, record the very first Chef JRob Show. As the episode played, Chef JRob provided the judges and audience samples of his NY strip steak. Although he placed first-runner-up, the experience “preheated” what has grown into the Chef JRob brand.
His vibrant dishes, energetic cooking performance and southern hospitality will certainly change your outlook on the art of cooking. In 2017, Chef JRob participated in Food Network’s Iron Chef Showdown and hosted a segment on healthy eating during the holidays on WTVM News. Most recently in 2019, Chef JRob made the top 80 on Season 10 of Fox's Master Chef. Unfortunately only the top 40 talents were televised on the first episode.
As an Entrepreneurial Chef, Chef JRob aims to provide an innovative experience, exemplary service and fresh cuisine at your next event. He is available for private dining, family dinners, weddings, baby/bridal showers, meal preparation, demonstrations, and other experiences involving food.
“I pray and ask God every night that He allows me to impact lives, one taste bud at a time.” -Chef JRob