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ROBERT IRVINE is a world-class chef and entrepreneur, and tireless philanthropic supporter of our nation’s military. The host of Food Network’s hit show Restaurant: Impossible, he has given struggling restaurateurs a second chance to turn their lives and businesses around in over 200 episodes and counting.


He would know a thing or two about running a successful business. In addition to his restaurants—Robert Irvine’s Public House at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine within the Pentagon—he is the owner of FitCrunch, whose protein bars, powders, and snacks are available nationwide; Robert Irvine Foods, which makes prepared, restaurant-quality dishes available in grocery stores; and the Lansdale, PA-based Boardroom Spirits, creators of handcrafted vodka, rum, whiskey, and more.


A portion of the proceeds from all of Robert’s endeavors benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation. Created in 2014, the foundation gives back to our servicemen and women and first responders. Funds raised help at-need veterans and first responders in a variety of ways: training service dogs, making mental health and wellness services available, providing mobility devices for the disabled, and much more.


For his charitable work and service on numerous USO tours, Robert is the recipient of several civilian honors, including Honorary Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy, and the Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award.


In addition to being the host of Restaurant: Impossible, he has hosted or made guest appearances on a wide variety of shows including Dinner: Impossible, All-Star Academy, Worst Cooks in America, Next Food Network Star, Next Iron Chef, Guy’s Grocery Games, and many more.


When not filming for television or working overseas with the USO, he can be found on tour with Robert Irvine LIVE, an unpredictable interactive cooking challenge done before a live audience in packed theaters.


He is the distinguished author of four books, the most recent of which is entitled Family Table By Robert Irvine, which is both a cookbook and a meditation on how to bring your family closer using the dinner table. He is also the publisher of Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital publication delivering workouts, recipes, and motivational content.


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  • Ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America awarded in December 2007

  • Chef Professional from La Toque Blanche International

  • 2001 Culinary Excellence Award granted at Carnegie Hall by the Culinary Institute of America and the American Tasting Institute

  • Trustee of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' Five-Star Diamond Award

  • Member of the Malta Chefs Society (MCS)

  • Episode of Restaurant:Impossible in the Culinary Hall of Fame

  • United States Navy Honorary Chief Petty Officer

  • Medal of Honor Society's Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment

  • US Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award, Spring 2016

  • Spirit of Hope Award, 2017

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