Roble Ali

Roblé explains why he lost his temper with Jasmine.

on Dec 4, 20110

You all saw me lose my temper with my sister, and I hate that it happened, but it had to.

My sister Jasmine is new to the world of catering and professional kitchens. Anyone who has ever worked in a professional kitchen will tell you that one of the last things you want to do to a chef is walk in his kitchen and interrupt him or her unless it's absolutely necessary. What you want to do is walk in, observe, and then speak to the chef directly at an appropriate time. Walking into a kitchen and addressing the entire kitchen is something that only the chef can do. If you're not the chef -- it's the equivalent of walking into a classroom right in the middle of the teacher's lesson and addressing the class without the teacher's approval. You can't do that.

The only reason I was remotely patient with Jasmine is because she's my sister. I love her to death, and I know that this is all new to her. But after three plus times of her doing it I finally lost it. I hate losing my temper like that and shouting, and I understand that was the wrong thing to do. But it worked though!!! LOL!!!

It's all good! I don't hold grudges and neither does my lovely sister Jasmine. We both learned from the experience, and we will continue to learn with and from each other. I love you Jazz!

57 comments
gginmiami
gginmiami

I love your show, love that you are so young and so talented but with the good I have to state the bad... Why is it that some of your staff members look so scrungy to be in the culinary field? I know its hip and etc., but to me as a consumer and as a Chef myself it is so important to see a Catering firm that all the staff looks clean cut and shaven, I would never hire a catering firm whom employees did not look this way...we are dealing with food here.. Thats my opinion... I still love your show you are great and you changed your life! I love when people grow up facing the odds each day and they take it upon themselves to make a change in their life and not follow the same vicious circle... YOU DID IT ! GOD BLESS!

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Aqueelah aka Jewelz
Aqueelah aka Jewelz

I think D'Angelo is sooo sexy and Kiku is so fly! Tha white boi has sum soul. And Roble is a born natural cook while Jasmine has the personality of angel, jus needs to be more confident and assertive. IJS

Angella McCalla
Angella McCalla

I love this show. Actually, sometimes it can be a real nail biter, I love the suspense - wanting to know how the people that's throwing the party will behave/react. I am always sitting on pins on needles praying that things go well. I had no idea people could be sooooo picky. Wow! so many people just sweat the small stuff i.e. lady throwing party for the four year old child. I wish Roble and his sister all the best, and I know they are going to make it big. Jaz don't get discouraged, all be well; and Roble you are blessed, big, big, and bigger doors are going to open up to you. I also like the way you honor your sister. Please stay humble and as sweet as you are now. This is your time.

Angella McCalla
Angella McCalla

I love this show. Actually, sometimes it can be a real nail biter, I love the suspense - wanting to know how the people that's throwing the party will behave/react. I am always sitting on pins on needles praying that things go well. I had no idea people could be sooooo picky. Wow! so many people just sweat the small stuff i.e. lady throwing party for the four year old child. I wish Roble and his sister all the best, and I know they are going to make it big. Jaz don't get discouraged, all be well; and Roble you are blessed, big, big, and bigger doors are going to open up to you. I also like the way you honor your sister. Please stay humble and as sweet as you are now. This is your time.

forkergirl
forkergirl

I love the show and want more--I also want recipes!

Erica Tucker
Erica Tucker

Loooooooove the show, but I am just un awww with what you are doing or shall I say help doing for D'andre. I wish you and your team much success!!!!!

Starr Andrea
Starr Andrea

Fabulous! Congrats on the great job you've done. It's great to see a young brother with such drive and ambition. Your food looks delicious and is presented in unique ways. What creativity! Would love to work for you and help Jazz with her end of the business. Miracles and Blessings to you and your entire crew!

watchingroble
watchingroble

Roble, you are very well capable of expanding outside the U.S. Jazz hang in there with ur brother, cause he's gonna take you places! Kudos to you guys. I love this show!!!

monquie stanford
monquie stanford

Just love roble, the show is totally awesome, he keeps it real and professional. Going to record every show, Roble really is a young professional chef remodel , showing people of color, to live there dreams.

nana5
nana5

Loved the show, just wish they would have spent more time showing the food then how the rooms were being decorated or on how bad of an attitude the client had. I couldnt believe that she requested a cake the day before and then was so disrespectful to throw it on the floor and act like a child. She was completely out of control.

I liked watching how you and your sister bounced off each other and you both will get into your groove and she will come around. You did have every right to get upset at her for continuously interrupting you. When you are at work, you are her boss and not her little brother. She needs to give you the respect that you deserve.

Great show. Please post some of the recipes that you used. That would be great.

strlik888
strlik888

Loved the show and cant wait to see up coming shows. When I'm ready for a my super party I know who I'm going to be calling :-) But the show is super good so I better get my bid in before he becomes so famous you cant get an catered party until 2013! Keep up the good work Chef Roble!

chantell
chantell

I was never really into the culinary arts until I watched this show. Roble you are very well-educated and intelligent young man. Keep it up. I was floored when I seen how kerry threw that cake on the ground like that after the baker worked so hard on it. That was a mess.

 Laura Perry
Laura Perry

I couldn't agree with you more about how to behave in the Chef's kitchen! A lot of people were calling you mean, etc but I imagine it is because they do not know what it is like to work in a kitchen especially when the going gets...

Anyways, love the show so far. I think you are awesome and I look forward to more.

LP

dreamcake808
dreamcake808

Love Love Love this show...Roble is a genius and Jaz is a professional through and through!!! This new show is very refreshing and a must see!!! Roble is some eye candy too!!!

Topchefer
Topchefer

I also thought that the editing was all over the place. If this is a catering show, how about spending a little time on the food. Do we really need another show that centers on over the top extravagance? There are caterers who do normal parties, right? Heaven forbid that there would be a show that normal people might relate to. Give your sister a break, she is new at this also.

jaysway808
jaysway808

Absolutely will watch every episode. Chef Roble is hilarious!!!! and a cutie : ) the show was well put together the food looked great, and every1 was pleased. I think he did the right thing by asking his sister to join him because she is business oriented and all about pleasing the client. She also has his best interest at hand in away that no one else would. They make a great team. and yes some times they will fight but thats expected they are siblings hello!!!! it would be weird if they didnt fight once in a while O_o

wtfever
wtfever

Aaahh, refreshing show! Great Chef, wonderful Brother Sister relationship! I love it!

JonniBrava
JonniBrava

Bravo! Loved you show, Roble! I love that you can be both serious and silly all in the same sentence. You really made me smile...I will definitely watch this show regularly. Big up!

jan in texas
jan in texas

Love your show! You are an excellent example to everyone, people of color or otherwise, that if you set your mind on your goals, your dreams can come true. I also appreciate that you keep it real, with your sister. Your love for each other is evident. Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to more episodes!

kat lill
kat lill

You have great energy and you carried the show. Great job. I will watch again.

Amy D.
Amy D.

Chef Roblé I think you are sooooo handsome....OMG. You can cater anything you want want for me. BTW.... loved the show and keep up the great work!!!! :-*

TCDC
TCDC

Loved every mouth watering minute of your premiere! I can't wait till next week--don't change--I get you -- Jasmine needs to put on her employee hat and not be so sensitive. Good luck in all of your endeavors!!! Love!

LaTonya Hodges
LaTonya Hodges

I can honestly say this is the ONLY reality TV show that I will watch on a regular basis. It kept my interest. I love ARTIE!!!! Plus, he's a Detroit native and you know how Detroiter's get down, hopefully he will bring a lot of zest to the show. I found him to be cool and at ease and very confident in his abilities. Love it! The food looked delicious and I hope you have a very successful season. Oh yes, Jasmine will be fine, I can understand her frustration after dealing with Kerry, she was a difficult client but I have a feeling they're going to get worst...lol

Alex2020
Alex2020

Roble and Bravo,

Great premise for a show as the audience can look forward to new diverse clients and circumstances weekly which will add drama and suspense. Roble, you are cute, professional and your cast is fun to observe. Thankfully, your clients can provide the pleasant/semi-unpleasant drama and leave you out of the fray.

Fan_27_37
Fan_27_37

I really really loved the first episode....Even though you had some conflict with your sister it is so clear that the two of you are very close....only thing about watching this show is it makes me hungry..lol

Viewer597
Viewer597

Love the show!!!!!!! Are you related to Tatyana Ali or Laila Ali? You guys are beautiful.

Coradah
Coradah

Love your show much success

Newest Fan!
Newest Fan!

I loved the show and saw nothing wrong with the way you were speaking to your sister. In reality if that was another person you hired for that position they wouldn't continuously interrupt you, keep pressuring you for a time or even yell back at you like that, and if they did they might have been fired! It just seemed like a normal brother/sister relationship with all the bickering and fighting.

If I was in your shoes I would've snapped too! It's unfortunate that she was brought to tears though. LOL. But keep up the great work, and I'm looking forward to the next episode!

Stylele
Stylele

I've been following you on twitter before the show because it's refreshing to see a young African American on his grind and it finally paying off. I loved the show, there are a few kinks that need to be worked out but I will continue to watch and support. Hopefully you'll get picked up for a 2nd season! Congratulations Roble and best of luck to you. Stay humble!

vanessa eatman
vanessa eatman

Greetings, Loved it, loved it. I would really love to volunteer working for you and the team. I'm a big foodie fan and would love to gain some experience with such a bunch of fun but serious minded people. I enjoy making people smile. If you ever need a go to person when no one want to do the grunt work, please send me a word. Don't worry all will be okay with Jazz. I smiled because her tears were coming from the past when she remembered how she use to beat you up and now those days are over:)

debinakron
debinakron

Confident & talented chef and crew! Enjoyed the show except sister, who could be glad she has a job to learn and keep her mouth shut.

Valeria J
Valeria J

I thought the show was FANTASTIC!! I will watch and support it 100% Its a minority & REAL reality tv for a change..not super rich from the door I LOVE IT! Jasmine I'd love to spend a day with you and show you how to stall a crowd..stick with your brother, follow his lead..dont take it personal, he's in a place so many would love to be in life.

yevon
yevon

you were not mean. your sister was getting on my nerves too. stay in your lane sis

Cinder Who
Cinder Who

Chef Roble & Co, welcome to the Bravo family! I'm exhausted just looking at that fast pace! I'm so glad Bravo is showing young people in such a positive light. Not sure I was happy about Kerry demanding a cake only to destroy it that way. It seemed disrespectful, but I'm old, so what do I know.

Congrats! I love the energy of the show!

Streetfame Promotions
Streetfame Promotions

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ViewerInChgo
ViewerInChgo

Chef: Bravo on your premiere show! Loved it ... and you are right about professional kitchen behavior dos and don'ts. Jasmine was clueless and too hyped up to listen to you. This is going to be a great show!!! Thanks!

Thatblackgirl
Thatblackgirl

I love the show.. Oh the min your sister said she was the boss you should’ve showed her butt the door. Remember you put up your saving , you pay the bills you’re the boss baby..

LADYINC
LADYINC

i'm an Educator, so I feel You Chef!! Even if the President of the United States came to my class, Mr. Obama himself, you're still going to run that by me before you address my students. Thats tomfoolery. You are an educator as well. You are helping the other cooks get training and experience to be the polished chefs they will become.

yvonne johnson
yvonne johnson

Great show!!! Nice to see a young man of color represent... Go Roble....

Eclipseman
Eclipseman

Great show. I saw the promo, and I thought I had to see this show. Admired your drive, tenacity and your culinary experience. Great teamwork too. Try your best to keep Jasmine in check. It's your show, and she just have to get with the program, sis or not.

Keep up the good work, and good luck

Spicygalnyc
Spicygalnyc

I love chef Ali and his gang, great characters, and great food, but the show was all over the place, it was cut so quickly that you never settle on anything solid and get to know these guys. There is no real storytelling, just shots and quick comments to move it along, you never know where you are or where you are going.

Shiloh45
Shiloh45

Ok, I would have snapped on Jasmine too! He told her how long and she keeps coming back being annoying as well as distracting them from finishing the cake, then she has the nerve to go and cry. Please!!

fUN fUN
fUN fUN

I loved the show and I think you handled it very well. I think if family works together they have to separate the two things.

Also I wanted to slap that Kerry client. She was so annoying and should really look at herself because she is not in reality with life. Having money is great but I'd definately want to be in my life and not hers!

loullou
loullou

The show was interesting and some of the shots of the food were MOUTH WATERING!! I love the event director guy but I dont get how he's involved in the party. I wasn't as shocked at how roble treated his sister (#siblingbickering) as much as I was shocked at how he greeted his waiters when they walked in the kitchen - NOT COOL!! Why didn't we see more of the waiters aren't they sort of important to the whole party??

lisa stillwell
lisa stillwell

Love the show. You and your staff seem to have a good genuine relationship. It's good to see a show about minorities doing good things.