Robert Irvine
British chef
Robert Irvine
Robert Irvine is a British celebrity chef who has appeared on a variety of Food Network programs, including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, and Restaurant: Impossible.
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May 16, 2016
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine announces his new restaurant Concept at Tropicana Las Vegas
October 18, 2013
Food Network Celebrates 20 Years With Birthday Bash During Sixth Annual Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival at Pier 92 711 12th ave 52nd Street
December 17, 2009
Robert Irvine celebrity chef and host of the Food Network's 'Dinner: Impossible' shopping in Hollywood
March 01, 2008
Robert Irvine on the TV show 'Food: Impossible' USA Supplied by WENN (WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to
October 30, 2007
Chef Robert Irvine 'Ratatouille' DVD Release Party at Social Hollywood
April 12, 2007
Action Against Hunger and Chefs For Humanity Host the 1st Annual Celebrity Kick-off Party to Benefit Global Hunger Relief the Altman Building, NYC April 12, 07 Photos by Sonia Moskowitz, Globe Photos, Inc. 2007 Robert Irvine (Dinner Impossible) and Katie
February 27, 2005
Children Uniting Nations 6th Annual Awards Celebration Viewing & After Party, at The Factory (652 N. La Peer Drive) on Oscar Night, West Hollywood, CaliforniaCelberity Chefs: Robert Irvine, Todd English, Ming Tsai, Rocco, Dispirito, Kirk Avondoglio, Mark
June 23, 2004
Joan Jedell and Hampton Sheet Host Spring Into Summer Party at the Beekman Regent's 15 Million Penthouse, New York City 06/23/2004 Photo: Ken Babolcsay/ Ipol/ Globe Photos Inc. 2004 Robert Irvine
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Pro Wrestling Superstar Gail Kim Has A Celebrity Crush... On Anderson Cooper!
Huffington Post - 19 days
Gail Kim has a confession to make. Though happily married, the Impact Wrestling Hall-of-Famer has a major celebrity crush. Fortunately for her husband -- world-renowned British chef, author and television star Robert Irvine -- the professional wrestling superstar admits, “My biggest crushes are always gay!” “My husband always jokes, ‘You’re going to leave me for Anderson Cooper,’” Kim shared with a laugh on the first-anniversary episode of Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl. “I’m like, ‘Maybe. He is a silver fox!’ I just love him.” A record-tying six-time Impact Wrestling Knockouts champion, Kim became the first woman inducted into the company’s “Hall of Fame” last year. She made a global splash in sports entertainment upon debuting with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002. Five years after winning the WWE Women’s championship in her first match with the company, she became the inaugural TNA Knockouts champion. Though Kim and her famous husband – who in Fall 2016 launched ...
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USO Annual Gala
Fox News - over 1 year
By Emily B. Cyr On Wednesday, October 21st, hundreds of people gathered to attend the United Service Organizations (USO) Gala, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The USO Gala is held annually to celebrate the men and women of the armed services as well as highlight the achievement of the organization and its volunteers who work every day to help American military families throughout the globe. For those unfamiliar with the USO, it is a non-government organization that came to fruition in 1941 at the recommendation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Through the union of six pre-existing organizations, like the Salvation Army and the National Jewish Welfare Board, the USO was born and now acts as a global resource for military families. There are over 160 USO centers around the world, each location serving as a place where both those serving and their families can relax, communicate with loved ones and more.  The USO has also been creative in w ...
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Food Network 20th Anniversary: How The Channel Changed TV
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about an unlikely recipe for success — a cable network dedicated to... food? It may not seem even a little preposterous today, but when Food Network launched 20 years ago America was sitting at a very different dinner table. After all, this was before we'd learned to fetishize cupcakes, before Instagram made our every mouthful a shared experience, before vegetables had cult followings. And yet this backwater network launched, plunking cameras in front of chefs — many of them truly not ready for prime time — and hoping for the best. The gamble paid off. Two decades on, the Food Network has morphed beyond a television station that teaches us how to cook (more about that in a moment). It has become a lifestyle, a marketing behemoth turning chefs — and home cooks — into household names even, if not especially, with people who never cook. "It surprised me at first. But I think now, it doesn't surprise me," longtime network star Bobby Flay said Thursday ...
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Watch Sunday to see Fountain Hill eatery on "Restaurant: Impossible"
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 3 years
Will a $10,000 makeover save Benner Street Restaurant in Fountain Hill? Find out what changes, celebrity chef Robert Irvine and his crew made at the historic Benner Street at 1028 Broadway when the episode airs at 10 p.m. Sunday on Food Network.   Finally viewers finally will get an inside look at how the sledge-hammer-wielding, tough-love chef worked to reshape the restaurant and its staff during his visit May 22 and 23. On the first day of his spring visit in Fountain Hill, Irvine tweeted, “Real drama on 'Restaurant: Impossible.' Wait till you see this one.” On Day 2, he added, “Who knows what today will bring? Yesterday fire and hospital visits ... what a day.” In a recent interview, Irvine wouldn't say much more.  “Each restaurant family is different," he said. "Each situation is different, but Benner Street is one of those shows that is very different.” Benner Street regulars and curious newcomers already can get a first-hand look at the physical changes Irvine and h ...
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Maggie Furlong: Has 'Food Network Star' Run Out Of Good Competitors?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Food Network Star" has only aired two episodes of this current ninth season, but it already feels like I've seen it all before. Watching this season's crop of contestants, one thing is abundantly clear: The Food Network has run out of quality competitors. Here's the problem: "Food Network Star" has been running for nine seasons, and Season 2 winner Guy Fieri is still its biggest success story. Seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8 winners Melissa d'Arabian, Aarti Sequeira, Jeff Mauro and Justin Warner, respectively, all have shows currently on the air to varying degrees of success, but none of them have broken out with multiple hit series quite like Guy. So here's Food Network's solution: In what seems like an effort to finally strike TV host gold again, the network's casting gurus have scraped the bottom of the reality TV barrel this season, recycling people that can only be described as professional reality TV contestants. And it ain't pretty. The biggest problem with their re ...
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Tom Morris: The Philosopher King of Reality TV
Popeater - almost 4 years
I've been watching too much reality TV. Well, maybe you have too. And I just had a dream the other night that, as a public philosopher, I was hosting a new show. Then, I realized that if it was a hit, I could have a huge new empire of reality TV shows on my hands. Here's what I mean. My first dream show is an inevitable twist, from my point of view, on the standard HGTV real estate series: Million Dollar Open House... With a Philosopher: This show offers the ultimate opportunity to think through a major New York City real estate purchase. I'll co-host open house extravaganzas at Manhattan's finest apartments. The other host, a licensed real estate broker, can talk to potential buyers about square footage, neighborhood amenities, and price. I'll help them reflect on image, convenience, wealth, and the importance of location in America -- all connected, of course, with meaning of life issues. The philosopher is in. And, if this is a success, there are other, even more exci ...
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Pacific Rim Sequel Plans Get Underway Before It's Even Released
Reel Movie News - about 4 years
You may or may not have noticed, but Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming sci-fi action film Pacific Rim hasn't been released yet. In the land of movie sequels, however, that doesn't really matter! Yes, a full 8 months before the film hits theaters, Heat Vision has announced that screenwriter Travis Beacham will co-write the Pacific Rim sequel with Del Toro. It is unclear as of yet whether Del Toro will return to direct, as he recently committed to the horror film Crimson Peak, but production on PR2 is expected to begin at the beginning of 2014. No plot details are available for the sequel, nor will they likely be for some time, though we do know what the first film will be about. When an army of giant monsters arises from the sea, a fleet of robots, powered by human minds, is deployed to defend humanity. At the brink of destruction, with the robot fleet failing, a pilot and a trainee, played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, must pull a legendary but obsolete robot out of retirement ...
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Well: What's Your Workout? A Food Star's Fitness Plan
NYTimes - over 4 years
The Food Network chef Robert Irvine manages to combine a fast-paced culinary career with a passion for fitness.
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Well: What's Your Workout? A Food Star's Fitness Plan
NYTimes - over 4 years
The Food Network chef Robert Irvine manages to combine a fast-paced culinary career with a passion for fitness.
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What Happens After ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ Leaves Town
NYTimes - over 4 years
The chef Robert Irvine works his magic on ailing dining spots for “Restaurant: Impossible,” but not all of his improvements stick.
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What Happens After ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ Leaves Town
NYTimes - over 4 years
The chef Robert Irvine works his magic on ailing dining spots for “Restaurant: Impossible,” but not all of his improvements stick.
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Weddings: Congratulations to Food Network man Robert...
Eater - almost 5 years
Congratulations to Food Network man Robert Irvine, who married his girlfriend professional wrestler Gail Kim (who apparently used to be known as "La Felina") in the Napa Valley. Naturally, Guy Fieri did their rehearsal dinner, about which Irvine tweeted, "guests were blown away awesome." [People, @robertirvine]
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What Did You Think of the Food Network's Show on Pappas Restaurant?
Benicia Patch - almost 5 years
We watched "Restaurant: Impossible" at Pappas Wednesday night with the crew and customers, and we'll have photos and videos on the site Thursday morning. According to FN Dish, a Food Network blog post on Pappas restaurant, "Feuding brothers, a drab interior and lackluster food were leading this business toward extinction." Chef Robert Irvine gave his advice to the owners, and they say the decor and menu are helping their business. Post a review of Pappas.
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New Chef Brings Contemporary Cuisine to Pappas
Benicia Patch - almost 5 years
Patrick Robertson, the new Chef at Pappas Restaurant, was one of six chefs brought in by the Food Network for the show Restaurant: Impossible. Roberston received the call at 8:30 the night before, so he watched three episodes of the show to become familiar with the format. “When I walked in the door that morning, I expected to get the job,” says Roberston. The candidates competed for the job in 15-minute cook-off for host and celebrity chef Robert Irvine. The dish Robertson made with the ingredients provided, was an item on Irvine’s menu. The Branzino, a seared white bass with ragu of artichoke, tomato, lemon and mint, will be served at the premiere dinner party. Robertson was not chosen as chef.  He was considered too experienced, but he volunteered to help with the relaunch. There were about 15 cooks in the kitchen for the relaunch. Roberston worked the saute and grill stations. “Robert leaned on me heavily,” he says.  At the end of the night, Irvine suggested that the owner ...
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Aptos 'Restaurant: Impossible' Episode Airing May 16
Capitola-Soquel Patch - almost 5 years
It's been almost three months since Food Network came to town to help salvage Ristorante Barolo on "Restaurant: Impossible," and finally the episode is ready to air. Aptos' hour of fame is set for Wednesday, May 16 at 10 p.m. A viewing party is planned for the Soquel Drive restaurant starting at 5:30 complete with (of course) food, drink and live music.  See Patch's behind the scenes look at the production of Restaurant: Impossible here. You can also watch our video interview with Robert Irvine here. Check out more videos in the media section to the right. Will you watch the Ristorante Barolo episode of "Restaurant: Impossible"? Tell us in the comments!
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Lough body find not suspicious: PSNI
News Letter - almost 5 years
POLICE confirmed yesterday that the discovery of a woman’s body in Lough Erne is not being treated as suspicious. Rosemary Collins, 55, was last seen in the Cornagrade Road area of Enniskillen at 8.15pm on Saturday, police said. Her body was recovered in the water at Cherry Island at 1.40am on Sunday. Yesterday, police said that a post-mortem had been carried out. “At this stage, the death of Rosemary Collins is not being treated as suspicious,” a spokeswoman said. However, the spokeswoman once again appealed to anyone who may have seen Ms Collins in the Enniskillen area between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning to contact police. Phil Flannagan MLA said Ms Collins was well known in Enniskillen town. “This is a devastating blow to her family and friends,” he said. “An awful lot of people would have known her around Enniskillen and people had a lot of time for her. A lot of people are asking how and why this happened.” Mr Flannagan said there had been a “massive polic ...
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'Restaurant Impossible' unveils changes at Stratford eatery
News Times - almost 5 years
'Restaurant Impossible' unveils changes at Stratford eatery The show is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, who, according to the show's website, "faces a daunting new challenge: save America's most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000." "Let me tell you, this will be a show beyond belief," the British chef said as a crowd of adoring fans looked on. Irvine said the finish on tables weren't dry, lights didn't fit and his crew scrambled up until the last moment, pushing the seating of the first group back from 7 p.m. to nearly 9 p.m. Reservations to eat at the restaurant during the big reveal were gone hours after news spread that the popular show would be coming to the family-run pizzeria in the Oronoque Shopping Plaza. Crowds gathered as early as 6 p.m. to watch crews put the final touches on the restaurant and prepare for filming. A few doors down, Pat Fahy, the owner of Parker's Eatery and Bar, one of several restaurants ...
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Restaurant Impossible in Stratford tonight
Greenwich Time - almost 5 years
Restaurant Impossible in Stratford tonight Connecticut Post Copyright 2012 Connecticut Post. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:16 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 Workers used a table saw under another tent, and people scurried back and forth from the restaurant to the tents Thursday morning, about 10 hours from the big "reveal." The restaurant, which used to claim "the best panini selection" is sold out of reservations for tonight's grand re-opening, which will be taped for an upcoming episode of the Food Network's Restaurant Impossible show. The show is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, who, according to the show's website, "faces a daunting new challenge: save America's most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000."
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Ty Burrell and three castmates from Modern Family bring hit TV show to Clearwater stage tonight
Tampa Bay - almost 5 years
Before Modern Family became the meteoric comedy hit that scorches TV screens every Wednesday, Ty Burrell was the guy you often saw doing great work in not-so-great acting situations. He was, to this critic's eye, the only funny character in Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton's unfortunate 2008 Fox sitcom Back to You. And he was the bound-for-irrelevance rebound boyfriend for Liv Tyler in the ambitious comic book movie The Incredible Hulk. But now, Burrell's skill at looking clueless is put to good use playing Phil Dunphy, the dorkiest member of the hilariously dysfunctional extended clan on Modern Family. And he has joined three of the show's most popular co-stars — you know, except Sofia Vergara and that guy who once played Ed Bundy — in a stage show offering some special video clips, discussion with the cast and an audience Q&A. "It's essentially, I guess, like a live talk show," said Burrell, who will appear tonight with castmates Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Jesse ...
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World Chefs: Irvine dishes tough love to failing eateries
Reuters - almost 5 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - British chef Robert Irvine doles out tough, and often much needed advice, to owners of struggling American restaurants on his television show "Restaurant Impossible."
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Irvine
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    In September 2016, Irvine launched a daytime talk show which airs weekdays on The CW.
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    In May 2016, he launched Robert Irvine Magazine, which works as a continuation of the concepts presented in Fit Fuel.
    More Details Hide Details A healthy lifestyle publication, the magazine features healthy recipes, workouts, gear recommendations, expert advice from doctors and trainers, and life advice and success tips from celebrities and professional athletes.
    In 2016, he appeared on All-Star Academy, where he mentored Natasha Clement to the finale where she won the $50,000 grand prize.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    For his work in honoring the men and women of the U.S. military, Irvine was honored with a Patriot Award from the Medal of Honor Society in September 2015 alongside ABC News' Bob Woodruff, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. In 2016, Irvine was awarded the third highest honor within the U.S. Department of the Army Civilian Awards, the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, for substantial contributions to the U.S. Army community through his work with the Robert Irvine Foundation.
    More Details Hide Details Explaining his passion for giving back to those who serve in the military, Irvine told Muscle & Fitness, “When you strip it all away, this is what gets me out of bed in the morning—the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. And to positively affect the lives of those who defend our freedom is the cause that is closest to my heart. All the success I have I owe to the fact that I live in a free society in the greatest nation on Earth. That freedom is made possible by the selfless sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. No amount of money I donate or benefits that I attend can ever scratch the surface on the debt we owe to these men and women and their families, but it is imperative that we try. It all starts to fall apart if we fail to show our gratitude.”
  • 2014
    Age 48
    In 2014, Irvine founded The Robert Irvine Foundation to honor the men and women of our military.
    More Details Hide Details The foundation raises money and then allocates grants to active duty men and women and veterans in need. Irvine is also a regular contributor to the Gary Sinise Foundation and regularly appears at the organization's Invincible Spirit Festivals.
  • 2012
    Age 46
    Irvine married former WWE and current TNA star Gail Kim on 10 May 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The couple met on the set of Dinner: Impossible, when he came to serve VIPs for WWE's SummerSlam. He has two daughters, Annalise and Talia, from his first marriage.
    Between 2012 and 2016, Irvine launched a bevy of healthy food products, including Fit Crust frozen pizzas, Fit Crunch protein bars, and their low-carb counterpart, Fit Elite protein bars, as well as a "better for you" cheesecake and frozen crab cakes.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    In April 2011, he began work as a regular columnist for Muscle & Fitness magazine, with the magazine featuring his recipes regularly through 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In 2015, he published Fit Fuel: A Chef's Guide to Eating Well, Getting Fit, and Living Your Best Life. In the book, he writes about his early life as a "scrawny" kid who read Muscle & Fitness and had aspirations to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger. He developed a passion for weight training and physical fitness at an early age, played rugby, and by the time he joined the British Royal Navy, was strong enough to be a wheelman in the Field Gun Competition, carrying a large cannon wheel for his team. Fit Fuel combines healthy recipes, Robert's own workouts, and the tough love motivation that he became known for on Restaurant: Impossible. Amazon customers have ranked all three of Irvine's books 4.5 stars out of 5. In 2014, he appeared on the cover of Train Magazine, shirtless.
    Irvine competed in Season 4 of The Next Iron Chef, which premiered on 30 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He was the second chef eliminated from the competition after losing a peanut secret-ingredient showdown against Chef Michael Chiarello. Starting on 3 November 2013, Irvine hosted a new Food network series called Restaurant Express. In this series, Irvine challenged 9 chefs to a series of tests for a chance to open a restaurant in a Las Vegas, Nevada spa and casino. On 2 December 2012, Irvine appeared alongside Masaharu Morimoto and Ted Allen on the Battle Holiday Gingerbread episode of Iron Chef America representing Food Network against a team of Cooking Channel stars including Michael Symon, Nadia Giosia and Ben Sargent. In the episode, Irvine removed his chef's coat, stating that he does not wear chef's coats very often. Iron Chef Michael Symon commented on this by saying that he had a bet that Irvine would remove his chef's coat after 25 minutes of the competition and that he lost because he removed it much earlier. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto also stated that Irvine removed his chef's coat to show off his muscles.
    Irvine also appears in the restaurant make-over show, Restaurant: Impossible, which premiered on 19 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Described as a spin-off from Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible challenges Irvine to make over a restaurant in two days with a budget of $10,000.
  • 2010
    Age 44
    Following the end of Dinner: Impossible (which continues in reruns), Irvine embarked on two new projects with Food Network. In late 2010, the Food Network began advertising the second season of Worst Cooks in America featuring Irvine (replacing Chef Beau MacMillan) training a cadre of would-be cooks in competition with Chef Anne Burrell.
    More Details Hide Details The show premiered on 3 January 2011. In advance of the show's premiere, Irvine teamed with Cat Cora to battle Burrell and Michael Symon in the special "Battle Deep Freeze" on Iron Chef America.
    Irvine continued as host of Dinner: Impossible until it ceased production in 2010, following its eighth season.
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  • 2009
    Age 43
    The first episode of Irvine's new season aired on 8 April 2009, and was one hour in length.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    On 20 November 2008, Food Network announced that they had rehired Irvine to host six episodes of Dinner: Impossible with a scheduled air date in March 2009.
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    He also appeared in an episode of The Next Food Network Star on 8 June 2008.
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    In the spring of 2008, Food Network restored Irvine's biography to its website.
    More Details Hide Details It reflected his service in the Royal Navy and service on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
    In March 2008, Irvine's business partner and landlord issued a joint statement announcing the chef had abandoned his plan to open the restaurants.
    More Details Hide Details The reasons cited were "the timing is not exactly right" and Irvine "cannot commit to spending at least four days a week" at the restaurant as he had planned.
    On 29 February 2008, Food Network announced it would honor its contract with Irvine for a fourth season of thirteen episodes of Dinner: Impossible but was also looking for a replacement host for the series.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 April 2008, Food Network executives released a statement announcing they were expanding the Dinner: Impossible series to a one-hour format and replacing Irvine with recent Iron Chef America addition Michael Symon. The first Symon episode aired on 20 July 2008, but ran for 30 minutes and the season for only 10 episodes. Irvine returned to Dinner: Impossible in 2009. A Food Network spokesman stated "Our audience has continued to demonstrate its interest in and support for Robert. He has taken responsibility and made a conscious effort to clear the air, rebuild the relationship with Food Network and apologize for the earlier inaccuracies."
    In 2008, Irvine posted to his blog to "set the record straight" regarding his past service and point out erroneous reports made by the St. Petersburg Times.
    More Details Hide Details This included letters from those he worked with at the White House, including Rear Admiral Michael H. Miller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office who said in a letter to Irvine "… the White House Mess has always served good food; what it needed was a master’s touch to provide truly exceptional dining experiences. And that is precisely what you taught us… by lending your name, your time and your talents to the White House, you have helped us to literally recraft the image of this most exclusive mess. Your involvement and active support… created a revolution of sorts in the Presidential Food Service " and F.X. Fuller, Director of Presidential Food Service who also said in a letter to Irvine "Thank you very much for volunteering your valuable time for coming to the White House to train our chefs. Your culinary skills and current cooking techniques you shared with our staff have enabled us to take our service to an even higher level. The fact that you are giving back to your community clearly demonstrates that you are a great mentor, true professional and above all, loyal citizen of the United States. You can be assured your efforts have already been recognized by President Bush and senior White House staff…"
    Beginning with the episode that first aired on 20 February 2008, the claims that Irvine had worked for three US presidents and the British Royal Family were removed from the opening sequence of Dinner: Impossible, though former White House executive chef Walter Scheib confirmed in the article that Irvine had worked in the Navy Mess facility in the West Wing of the White House.
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    An article in the 17 February 2008 issue of the St. Petersburg Times quoted sources who disputed some of Irvine's assertions.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, Food Network pulled Irvine's biography from its website. Network spokesperson Lisa De Colle said they were "taking the necessary steps to ensure the accuracy of all representations of Robert."
    He and business partner Randall Williams opened eat! restaurant in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in 2008 and renamed it Robert Irvine's eat! in February 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Robert Irvine's eat! closed at the end of 2013. Irvine opened his second restaurant in the area, Robert Irvine's Nosh, in December 2011. However, Nosh also closed in early 2015. Irvine toured Afghanistan in 2013 with the Honoring Our Troops Tour and hosted a Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) competition. In 2006, Irvine announced his intention to open two restaurants in St. Petersburg, Florida. Irvine had impressed a Florida socialite with the claims he was a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, had a degree in food and nutrition from the University of Leeds, had worked on the wedding cake for Prince Charles and Princess Diana and had served at the White House as a chef, a claim Irvine also made in the opening segment of his Food Network show, Dinner: Impossible, which was later found out to be accurate.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    Due to his active lifestyle and passion for physical fitness, Irvine was selected as one of the "25 Fittest Guys in America" by Men's Fitness magazine in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He typically works in a black T-shirt or chef's jacket bearing the Irvine clan badge with the motto: (flourishing in both sunshine and shade).
    Irvine also appeared in a December 2007 episode of Iron Chef America with Tyler Florence in a dessert battle (theme ingredient: sugar) against Paula Deen and Cat Cora in which the men lost.
    More Details Hide Details He is a member of the Council of Chefs, Cora's charity dedicated to helping hungry children.
    His first cookbook, Mission: Cook!, written with Brian O'Reilly, was published by HarperCollins Publishers in September 2007.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    Irvine has been involved with the Children Uniting Nations charity that was founded by southern California socialite Daphna Ziman. He was one of a team of celebrity chefs who participated in their fundraising dinner for the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 in addition to serving as Head Chef at their 78th Academy Awards dinner in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Irvine is founder of Robert Irvine Foods, LLC., and has introduced an Irvine-branded line of foods, spices, and oils. A portion of the proceeds from the sales are donated to his foundation, which supports the US military.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on September 24, 1965.
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