Meet Justin Robinson of The Chef JRob Experience
I began cooking in my dorm my freshman year of undergrad and slowly but surely I began to perfect my craft. It wasn’t until I moved to Atlanta for graduate school that I realize how much of a gift I had in the kitchen and how it could impact other’s lives and health. Through my studies in Public Health, I realized I could mend both an educational tool and my culinary endeavors into a career, performing cooking demonstrations on healthy eating to public crowds and local schools; meal prepping for multiple clients to help them achieve their fitness goals; or simply just changing lives one taste bud at a time.
My most fulfilling moment in my career while running the Chef JRob Experience was the day of my graduation from graduate school. At the dinner, I told my whole family I feel like God is calling me to run my business full-time, and I understand that I just spent a lot of money to get my Master’s in Public Health, but I’m not going to question this decision and I hope even though you want me to get 9-5 and make “X” amount of money as a salary…. You support me. After I said all that I was waiting to counter argue their disapproval, but they told me they got my back 100% and that they love me and to this day that moment triumphs making it to the top 80 of MasterChef; being Monica Brown Personal Chef for 2 months, or Steve Harvey’s current Personal chef, amounts other note worthy career achievements.
I have found good in all the struggles I’ve been in, whether financially or business-related, so I honesty cannot recall a disappointing moment.
I pride myself on giving a complete stranger an experience they will never forget. From the places around the world I’ve traveled, I feel like I bring that cuisine to the table, in the comfort of your own home. I care about others’ health and that every bite is quality and some of the best, if not the best, food you’ve experienced.
Being a self taught chef, and accomplishing the things I have so far, I just strive to inspire others that they can achieve any goal they desire in whatever they are passionate about. Everyone is equipped to make a difference in this world, they just have to find the self-motivation to make it. The smiles and reactions on peoples’ faces after they take their first bite is priceless. I believe that is what allows me to stand out amongst others. I also love that I can just take chances. I recently made it to the top 80 of season 10 of MasterChef out of 20,000 nationwide auditions. I just really want to keep excelling in my career hoping to inspire others
Success is achieving your happiness that you feel you’re set on this earth to do. I don’t believe it is defined by assets, money, or any item. I feel like the more you grind… you’re trying to acquire this thought of success… but have you ever sat and thought… what really is it? If I did a booking and made $1,000,000… that wouldn’t stop me the next day from waking up early and making $50. But once I know I am personally making an impact on other’s health through my food, or my programs, I would then consider myself to be successful.