Roblé Ali has quickly become one of the most recognizable chefs and one of the very few young African-Americans in the culinary world with national notoriety. The dashing and charismatic chef has provided his services to some of today’s most notable individuals including President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend, Jack Nicholson, Michael Jackson and Vanessa Williams, to name a few.
Growing up, Roblé was always fascinated with food and cooking. He showed talent in the kitchen at a young age after learning from his grandfather, Jesse Harris, who was a professional chef. At 15, Roblé returned to his hometown of Poughkeepsie and began working in his first professional kitchen and continued to develop as a chef throughout his high school years. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he broadened his knowledge of food. On the search for greater opportunities, Roblé moved to Brooklyn and began cooking in top restaurants and catering establishments throughout NYC.
Roblé worked through the ranks as the youngest Sous Chef ever at Abigail Kirsch, an elite New York catering company. He worked side by side with Chef Chris Santos as Chef de Cuisine of Mojo and on the opening of chic Lower East Side restaurant/lounges, Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex. After quickly being identified as one of the hottest up-and-coming chefs, nightlife mogul, Noah Tepperberg, hired Roblé as Executive Chef to open Avenue – a popular and exclusive gastro-lounge in Manhattan.
Realizing it was time to go out on his own, Roblé launched his catering business, Roblé & Co. With his unique team of talented chefs and event producers, Roblé creates captivating, one of a kind dining experiences for high-end clientele across the country.
The launch of his business was captured in Bravo’s culinary docudrama, Chef Roblé & Co.
In addition to his catering company, Roblé is currently at work on multiple projects, which include an upcoming fragrance, wine, restaurant, book, apparel line and philanthropy.
He currently resides in Brooklyn where you will probably find him skateboarding around the neighborhood, checking out the local food scene, or having a good time with friends and family.
In his free time, Roblé enjoys working with various charities, including:
I Am A Star
Brooklyn Community Services
Thanksgiving Food Truck presented by By Any Meals