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Thomas Robey was an executive sous-chef at Commander’s Palace. Robey worked in restaurants as a teenager in Ocean City, New Jersey. After spending a few years in college, he decided to become a chef. Robey attended Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jamie Shannon, executive chef at Commander’s Palace, hired Thomas Robey in 1989. During his career at Commander’s Palace, Robey worked under the leadership of Jamie Shannon and Tory McPhail.