Chef Rob and his wife -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Chef Rob and his wife (Photo credit: Jonell Whitt for Steed Media)

Chef Rob celebrated his 10th anniversary operating Caribbean Cafe with the support of family, friends and loyal customers. The event included a  live band, Red Stripe beer, and rum punch. There was even a special blogger brunch.

While few restaurants last one year, and even fewer make it to 10, Rob seems to have unlocked the secrets to restaurant success. For one, he keeps family first. I was very surprised to learn that chef Rob’s son is a team leader. He started working at this family-owned business at the age of 12 as a dishwasher.

Chef Rob and Staff -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Chef Rob and Staff -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Another smart thing chef Rob did early on was to hire a publicist who believed in his brand. Four years ago, LillieMae PR had chef Rob on red carpets, at events socializing, sponsoring events and introducing him to a network of people that would spread the word and forever support his business.

Dinner is Served! Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media One of the keys to a successful business is building a team. Congrats to chef Rob and Jamal King of Steps Events for putting together a fabulous anniversary party.

The Menu -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media If you love Caribbean food and you love rum cake, please visit Chef’s Rob’s Caribbean Cafe on Roswell Road in Atlanta. Follow chef Rob on social media @Chefrobscafe on Instagram for event and menu updates. Check out the gallery, after the break.

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Live Entertainment -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Live Entertainment -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Chef Rob and his wife -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Chef Rob and his wife -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Chef Rob and Staff -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Chef Rob and Staff -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Atmosphere -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Atmosphere -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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The Menu -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

The Menu -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Follow @tastevintagePhoto Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Follow @tastevintagePhoto Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Atmosphere- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Atmosphere- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Chef Rob and his anniversary cake -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Chef Rob and his anniversary cake -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Real Grilling -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Real Grilling -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Dance Floor - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Dance Floor - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Jamaican Rolls -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Jamaican Rolls -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Dinner is Served! Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Dinner is Served! Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Jonell Whitt

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