Chef Kabakoff has won the American Culinary Federation National Championship and the American Culinary Federation Wild Game National Championship. He was Phoenix Chef of the Year and his food has been featured on Regis and Kathy Lee and in The Wall Street Journal. He has also done extensive food tours through Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Bangkok, Mexico, Chile, British Columbia, Italy, France, Tokyo, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and Argentina His food and systems are nationally known as pinnacles in the industry.
Chef Kabakoff has worked with many nationally known brands. Some of Robert's previous work was Consultant for YUM International, Le Duff International, Mongolian Concepts as well as the Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Training for Houston’s (Hillstone) Restaurant Group for 10 years, just to name a few. Robert holds his Culinary Degree from The Culinary Institute of America in New York.
Robert is former Chairman of the alumni council of the CIA as well as a Fellow on the developmental board. He founded the RUN FOR YOUR KNIVES 5K race that benefits student scholarships Robert’s real passion is the PR Foundation which he founded with “Panini Pete Blohme” 4 years ago. The PR Foundation supports Military Veterans, People with Special Needs and No Kill Animal Shelters. He ran the Boston Marathon in support of Jump Start for intercity literacy. Learn more about the PR Foundation