If you happened to be acquainted with Chef Roblé, chances are you are eating pretty well. The Brooklyn chef attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America before getting his start as a sous chef under Chopped judge Chris Santos. Since then, Roblé has done everything from starting his own nightclub-restaurant called Avenue, working as a high-end caterer serving the likes of Michael Jackson and Barack Obama, and opening his latest venture Streets, a restaurant specialized in high-end spins on street food from around the world.

Complex recently sat down with Roblé in a tasting kitchen in Hoboken, NJ as he prepared food and talked to us about his favorite seasonings, his upbringing, and the worst meal he's ever had and how it completely changed his life. This interview was performed in partnership with Peet’s Coffee, who is celebrating the passion that drives people like Roblé in the pursuit of their craft.

Here is Chef Roblé, in his own words: