Hello Everyone. Well, for those of you that know me, this may come as a shock to you. Food has now become my life. I don’t mean in the same way that everyone eats, and depends on food to keep them alive, but rather in a way that it now defines who I am as a person. It’s what inspires me every day. Food is the way that I plan to make my living, the way that I relax, and the way that I express myself. I now do this not only for myself, but for my daughter (Hailey) as well, who loves the kitchen even more than I do. HOBO’s has become our Family Joint. We sweat here, we cry here, we eat here, and we love here. This is now our life.

For people that have never worked in a restaurant, food is most likely thought of as nothing more than a necessity. But for people who have worked in the industry, they understand the passion, the fights, and the “Yes Chef” that our staff screams out (as they cuss at me under their breath). Because when it comes to providing our customers with the best experience possible, we all take it personal!

Most people say that I shouldn’t respond to any negative Yelp or Google reviews. To those people, I respectfully laugh. I do understand that everyone has different taste buds, and different opinions. But if someone is going to attack me, or the thing that I’m most passionate about, then I am going to defend myself, my crew, and HOBO’s reputation.

HOBO’s has been open for a little over 3 years. I personally believe that we have the greatest staff in all of the Inland Empire. Some of the staff members are never even seen by our customers. But believe me, no matter what part or our restaurant they are in, our entire staff never stops working hard to take care of all of your needs. As Executive Chef, I am not cooking as much any more. I now leave that job for my 4 cooks to do. We have 3 Prep Cooks, 2 Expos, 3 Dish Washers, and 6 Servers. With that said, both Chef Toby and I also prep, cook, expo, and act as the resident Handymen, when we aren’t busy creating new items, or figuring out how to make our current items even better!

Food is now at the core of everything that I do. It motivates me, and it excites me. For me, it’s like hitting 6thgear in a brand new Lamborghini, and I want to share that passion with anyone who wants to ride “shotgun”. There is no better feeling than sitting down at a table, sharing great food, a few laughs, and lots of love. You deserve to make wonderful memories with us, and we look forward to you stopping in soon.


Al Borda
Executive Chef
As featured on Food Networks
Diners, Drive Ins’ & Dives