Chef Rob Teaches You How To Cook Like a Chef

How To Cook Like a Chef

Kontrol Magazine had the opportunity to experience the cooking class of personal celebrity chef and Caribbean restaurant owner, Robert Gayle, at his Atlanta restaurant, Chef Rob’s Upscale Lounge. Chef Rob, combines his Caribbean background with his Culinary Institute of America education, to bring out the great and enjoyable flavors in his many Caribbean dishes.

During Chef Rob’s cooking class he demonstrates some of his techniques, such a preparing, cutting, seasoning, and cooking meats and vegetables.  Chef Rob showed us a step by step guide of how to make his Caribbean Seafood Dip, Chef Rob’s jerk seasoning, and (my favorite) Braised Beef Oxtails with Rice & Peas. We were given the opportunity to take notes, help prepare, taste, and eat the tasty appetizer and entree!

Chef Rob not only left our stomachs full and satisfied, but also left us with knowledge of new techniques and recipes that we can try with our family and friends at home.

Be sure to visit Chef Robs and his staff at Chef Rob’s Upscale Lounge located at 5920 Roswell Road NE in Atlanta, Ga and sign yourself and a friend up to take the Chef Rob Cooking Classes. You will not be disappointed!



Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.