Originally from New York, Robert moved to Philadelphia 23 years ago to attend the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Japanese (blame the movie "Shogun"). While at Penn, he attended the New York Restaurant School and graduated with honors. He subsequently attended classes at the International Pastry Arts Center in N. White Plains, NY. After completing his degree at Penn, he spent time studying in Japan (and eating everything in sight!) Upon returning to the U.S., Robert fulfilled his dream of becoming a restaurateur and opened Beyond Measure in Center City with his sister, and founder of City Food Tours, Joyce Weinberg.

Having grown up in a kosher home and becoming a vegetarian 8 years ago, he is very knowledgeable in various religious and cultural dietary customs and appreciates and accommodates people from different culinary backgrounds.