Episode aired: 12/04/2011
So used to hearing about New York Caterers being uppity and snooty, but I must say Chef Roble’ Ali really was a surprise! He is so down to earth and such a realist. He certainly is far from a push over and he knows how to get things done. From Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and also lived in Houston,TX , Chef Roble’ is part Somali and part African-American, but don’t get it twisted you name the ethnicity of food and he is going to get it done in an amazing way he is far from a 1-food type Chef. He has even found a way to keep a successful relationship going, with his beautiful Model girlfriend Ayan Elmi, through all the chaos of catering.
One the Menu:
- Merguez & Peppers (Merguez Lamb Sausage, Peppadew Puree)
- Lobster Summer Rolls (Dashi Broth Noodles & Nuoc Cham)
- Mini Corn Dogs (with Chipotle Ketchup)
- Pickled Jicama (Black Garlic & Black Lava Salt)
- Char Siu Pork Belly (Glassed Berkshire Pork Belly, Carnival Glaze)
- Drink: Boozy Sno-Cone (Blood Orange, Zest, Vodka)
Considering Chef Roble’ did his grand opening, with a creepy carnival theme for a spoiled little snob-socialite Kerry, he certainly didn’t let it stress him out, at least he didn’t show stress. He kept the ball rolling and the event was a success. However his beautiful sister Jasmine, needs to go to the closet and get the tough skin out! Even though she saw a side to her brother that frightened her, I’m sure with time she will realize running a successful business brings out a lot of different personalities. I think Jasmine did a wonderful job for her first time out and she will certainly get better as time goes on.
I was pissed for Kikuyo when Kerry actually started ripping from the cake and dropped it on the floor after Kikuyo slaved over the cake that was ordered at the last-minute, the day before the event. It is very disrespectful to the chef to drop the cake on the floor. I am glad Kikuyo just went and got some air, rather than go off on somebody.
A big thumbs up for Chef Roble’ giving Dishwasher, D’Andre a chance with working with him. D’Andre is a young guy that had some troubles that landed him in prison, and has turned his life around and Chef Roble gave him an opportunity that not most business owners would do. Chef Roble’ has taken D’Andre under his wing and is now training him to be a cook. Bravo!
For the record! The monkey was senseless because he wasn’t even dressed as if he were a part of a carnival. He had on a diaper for pete’s sake! However, Kerry asked for a monkey and Jasmine delivered, Kerry didn’t say what the monkey should be wearing.
Great first show, I really look forward to this season!
Here’s some information gathered on Chef Roble’s beautiful girlfriend Ayan Elmi: All About Ayan Elmi – Chef Roble’ Ali’s International Model Girlfriend
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