Robert Kelley

last updated 4/24/2018

Robert Kelley

Executive Chef at Chowbotics

1718 Broadway, Redwood City, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(650) 362-3700

General Information


Member, Team - Calafia Cafe


associate degree - Restaurant Business Management , 

bachelor's degree - Culinary Sciences , 

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About Chowbotics - Chowbotics

Executive Chef A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Robert started his career at the prestigious Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, working his way up to Chef de Cuisine during his nine years there. Robert later joined the team at Calafia Café, becoming the second in command and working closely with Chef Charlie Ayers.

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Chowbotics Announces Appointment of Chateau Marmont Alum Robert Kelley as Executive Chef

Food robotics company Chowbotics is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Kelley as Executive Chef.
In his role, he will work closely with Chief Culinary Officer Charlie Ayers to test and implement new ingredients and recipes to be used in the company's first product, Sally the Salad Robot, as well as collaborate with the engineering team on the future development of robot prototypes that will provide different types of cuisine. "We are thrilled to welcome Robert to the Chowbotics culinary team," says Charlie. "I'm passionate about wholesome, nutritious food and am excited that farm-fresh ingredients are becoming more and more readily available due to advancements in foodservice automation," says Robert. "I'm excited to work with such an innovative product as Sally the Salad Robot, which, I believe, has the potential to greatly decrease the spread of foodborne illnesses, among many other benefits." Following his graduation in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Culinary Sciences and an associate degree in Restaurant Business Management, Robert started his career at the prestigious Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. During his nine years there, he worked his way up from entry-level garde manger to Chef de Cuisine and had the pleasure of catering parties for both the Golden Globes and Video Music Awards as well as several celebrity-hosted events. The Bay Area beckoned, and Robert moved to Palo Alto to work with Charlie at Calafia Café as his second in command. In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, camping and hiking in Tahoe and national parks such as Yosemite. Chowbotics' New Executive Chef Robert Kelley Chowbotics' New Executive Chef Robert Kelley

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