We had the good fortune of connecting with Cole Roberson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cole, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be Remembered like any other person or Chef, but I really want people to remember me by the fact that truly you do not need a College degree to pursue your dreams, don’t get me wrong it’s great to have a college degree but I don’t see it as a necessity to start your main mission in life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My cooking is to show people that you can really turn nothing into something and everyday things into something, that’s art to me and cooking is a form of art. What im most proud of is reading the comments on my videos, I love my community and how positive it is especially in the comments, I love see things like “this looks easy to make” and “I gotta try this”. I am grateful for my fans, family and supports because about a year ago when instagram start posting reels, I was struggling to catch an audience. My views were low, I had no one commenting and honestly got a little discouraged that I stopped posting for months. It wasn’t until I got a shoutout from a big instagram page called Blackfoodie where they posted a video I made a longtime ago, How to make homemade butter and it blowup on their page and helped gain me 300 Followers. At the time I was hyped and it gave me a boost of confidence in filming again. So I would film again but nothing special like a few 20 likes and so, and then one of my videos went viral , which is funny because I wasn’t going to film it. I was just hungry but something in me told me to film it, so I did. It was my Garlic Butter shrimp recipe it got a few 100 likes which was a lot at the time and then stopped, but then the next month after posting it my phone was blowing up from like notifications that I couldn’t even open my phone, 300 followers turned to 600 to 1000 to 8000 followers and now stands at 1.3 Million views all in 4 days. This was a lesson that I learned and that was to not delete any of your videos (Unless it’s really bad) because you don’t know when it will blow up because after posting that viral shrimp video my other videos started doing numbers, and second lesson I learned was to film as much as you can because you don’t know when your next video will Go viral.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well being from Texas mainly Dallas I like to get active. I like taking people to Drive dirt bikes or 4 wheelers, nothing wrong with a little mud, after that let’s get a Quick bite probably from legacy west, I like to call it the Texas version of “Rodeo Drive” in California. Great shops, nice cars but unlike Rodeo Drive. Plano has a awesome food-court with tons of varieties of food and drinks it’s honestly a great place to be and just hang out at, and 24 Minutes away from Legacy West is a place called Grandscape which is the Texas version of “Mall of America”, with rides inside the mall, Fun activities, shopping areas, food places and so much more. if your not from Texas and are visiting I suggest going to Plano there is so much nice things and Fun activities for everyone.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I can truly say that I couldn’t have been where I am in life without the support from my siblings and parents. Growing up I always saw my parents working day & night, just strictly working and at a young age I Knew I wanted to work for myself and not for anyone else. So at the age of 12 my parents would buy me Groceries, we would watch food network together, they would provide tips and etc, as I got older i Knew this is what I wanted to do (Cook). Later in life they understood that I wanted to drop out of college my freshman year and just strictly create food and content. They helped me with groceries, Camera Gear, and promotions and the same could be said about my siblings, we are all content creators in my house so the support from my siblings to one another bounced off each other constantly.

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Youtube: That Savage Kitchen

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