Chef Roblé Ali explains that if a client wants to spend $25K on a dog wedding, it's their choice.
Posted by Roble Alion Jan 2, 20120
Last night my Twitter feed lit up with comments about the doggie wedding we catered. Most people were commenting on how ridiculously hilarious it was and how well the decor was put together. I also got a lot of comments about how frivolous it is to spend $25,000 on a wedding for dogs.
Look, I would personally never do such a thing. I also don't own a pet or have that kind of disposable income. Even if I could afford it and I had a couple of little furry friends that I love, I still wouldn't. But that's me. I think people should have the liberty to do whatever the hell they like with their hard earned money. I'd rather see someone spend money on something they love than to "make it rain" on a bunch of strippers or dropping $250,000 in a nightclub on Cristal Champaign which I have seen. To each their own. If I had a problem with someone spending $25,000 on their dogs I'd make it my goal to make my own damn $25,000 of disposable income to spend as I see fit.
I'm running a business. As long as my client is not asking me to be a part of anything that's against my moral code or the penal code I'm down. If they're paying, I'm playing.
I love the show. I've only been watching for the last few weeks... I always feel compelled to eat the dishes you and your staff prepare at the time you present them to the guests, even though I'm not there. Good job! Well done... And, if you and your sister can figure out how to keep it all in the family, love each other, and build an empire together -- that's the best way to go. Treat each other with respect, and know that we all need money to survive, but its more about doing what we love--the money will come...but family is whz up! God Bless...
Your show is a refreshing and fun take on reality tv and I was not going to tune in. I am now addicted and can not wait to watch. You have me loving my kitchen again and cooking some outta site meals. Reality tv is getting so disgusting with ppl thinking they have to be nasty and rude to get ratings. Thanks for revealing that all ya gotta do is cook and care about giving the best you can to the people you encounter. You rock.
BTW I enjoyed you working the bar on WWHL.... With the drumstick. lol
Excellent show...About time Bravo does something refreshing..I love your show and want to know r you coming out with a Cook Book? And do you offer your services to others outside of the your show? And if so, how do they contact you. I look forward to your show every Sunday...I wish the very best to you!!
Really enjoy the show, I can smell the food from the TV. I love your attitude as well. However I understand this, but have a hard time agreeing with it. Why is your sister there? I see NO talent. This is a business you can not carry your family always, take care of you first.
Very Best Wishes!!
What's good cuz! I'm very proud of you. You've come a long way from us ballin in front of Lake Veloute.lol Many blessings and best wishes to you in all your endeavors. PEACE. The show is outstanding!!!!
It's easy for people to pick and chose how others should spend their money. But, if not for the crazy requests and clients, there'd be no show. If a client wants to blow their money on a dog wedding, isn't it their God-given, American right? Freedom and democracy are messy for a reason. They assume you can make decisions independent of your government. A doggy wedding may be one of the few places left that doesn't require you to get a permit or permission to do so.
I love your show! It's a refreshing change. I've been waiting for Bravo to put something on the air that I feel is NOT MADE UP...as you go along. You appear to be down-to-earth and just HUNGRY for success. I was looking forward to the premiere of your show and you have not disappointed me, yet. It's nice and refreshing to see a strong, black man (with a diversity of friends) strive and reach for his dream. I am sure that there were many more successes before BRAVO, I understand that this is just one step. Also, I love the way you handle your crew, including your sister. It's great to be surrounded by friends and family such as this. I wish you and you family, friends and girlfriend well and much success. I enjoy reality TV so thank you for removing the poison of unhealthy reality TV from my viewing. Keep up the good work. PS - I cant wait to attempt the soul food dishes that you prepared for Kandi.
I think that this is a specialty that you did with charm and grace. As a pet owner all I felt was delight for the animals because they were treated with such great dignity and respect. I would love to see you do a party for cats, so that I can copy it on a much smaller budget of course.