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Robert Irvine        

Celebrity Chef, Philanthropist & Author; Best Known for "Restaurant: Impossible"

Robert Irvine is a world class chef, fitness authority, and philanthropist. He seeks to inspire people to live better through all his endeavors. A tireless supporter of our veterans, he gives back to those who defend our freedoms. Robert pioneered a new genre of programming for Food Network with his extreme cooking challenge show, "Dinner: Impossible," which ran for 7 seasons and over 100 episodes. He parlayed that success into the even more popular "Restaurant: Impossible," which ran for 13 seasons and 160 episodes. Robert didn’t just renovate restaurants and retrain staff in record time, he counseled owners through personal problems that were destroying their businesses.

Robert has also hosted or appeared on Food Network’s "Worst Cooks in America," "Next Iron Chef," "Restaurant Express," "Chopped: Impossible," "Guy’s Grocery Games: Impossible," "A Hero’s Welcome," "Food Network Star," ABC’s "Body of Proof," and ABC Family’s "Melissa and Joey," among others.

Robert is the author of four books: Impossible to Easy, Mission: Cook, Fit Fuel, and Family Table. The first two cookbooks break down complex, gourmet dishes in a way that the home chef can easily execute. The third book, Fit Fuel, draws on Robert’s status as a fitness authority. He was once named one of the 25 Fittest Guys in America by Men’s Fitness magazine, kept a monthly recipe column in Muscle & Fitness magazine for five years, and currently has a video recipe series running on BodyBuilding.com. Fit Fuel is a healthy living manual that combines whole-food recipes with motivation and workout advice. Robert's most recent book, Family Table, features family-style recipes and reflections of creating strong family bonds by coming together at the dinner table.

In May 2016, Robert launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine focusing on healthy recipes, fitness advice, and motivation for success in all areas of life. The magazine keeps a strong focus on Robert’s appearance schedule, particularly with the USO and other military functions, and interviews a wide range of celebrities to talk about success, food, and fitness. Past interviews have included a wide range of athletes, military personnel, and actors, including Gary Sinise, Joe Manganiello, and Gary Player.

Robert is a tireless supporter of our nation’s military. He believes that none of his success would be possible without the brave men and women who defend our freedoms, and so he gives back generously with his time and treasure. Robert founded The Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 to support the veterans and veteran causes that need the most help. A portion of the proceeds from Robert Irvine Foods goes directly to the foundation, along with public donations. The full amount of these funds are then disbursed through the foundation’s grants program. Past grants have been awarded to the USO, Valor Service Dogs, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and the American Veterans Center.

Robert attends troop rallies held by the Gary Sinise Foundation and tours regularly with the USO. Robert has been on several USO tours that took him to far corners of the globe; he most recently toured with the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is also a member of the board of the directors of The USO’s DC-Metro chapter, the largest chartered chapter of the organization.

Speech Topics


Recipe for Change

In this keynote master chef and businessman Robert Irvine discusses the universal keys to achieve ongoing success and how to navigate change for that success. The concepts that he discusses (and executes) on Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" not only apply to restaurants, but virtually all industries and can even be applied to individuals.

Take Aways:

1) Clarify your Goals (Business Plans & Clear Goals)

2) Keep emotional attachment to a minimum

3) Image - first impressions are essential to success

4) Service - quality service will result in return visits & profit.

5) Shortcuts are not always better (quality vs. time)

Health, Diet & Exercise

Robert Irvine was selected by Fitness Magazine as one of the "25 Fittest Guys in America". Not only is Robert a chef, but he began his culinary training in the Royal Navy giving him great insight into health, fitness and strength. Robert shares his four rules of fitness and uses his culinary background to discuss healthy eating habits, inspired healthy food tips and he also provides motivation for good health through fitness & exercise.

Cooking Demo

Having cooked for Queens, Presidents and royalty from around the world, Chef Irvine will demo a wonderful three-course meal for your attendees. Robert not only cooks a great meal with his unique style, but he will discuss healthy alternatives all while interacting with the crowd.

News


Robert Irvine at Wagon Wheel; new farmers markets | The News ...

Food Network star Robert Irvine rolled into Smyrna last week to make over the Wagon Wheel for his 'Restaurant: Impossible' series.

Chef Robert Irvine energizes Haven of RCS fundraiser | Tampa Bay ...

Chef Robert Irvine proved to be a master showman at the Hilton at Clearwater Beach when he hosted locals at the Dinner: Possible fundraiser for the Haven of  ...

Robert Irvine Talks 'Food Network Star' Twist | ETonline.com

Robert Irvine Talks 'Food Network Star' Twist. By LISA HIRSCH. June 23, 2013. On Sunday night's episode of season nine of Food Network Star, it was ...

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine to Speak at FSTEC NexGen - Yahoo ...

From Yahoo Finance: FSTEC NexGen today announced that Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and restaurateur will deliver an opening keynote focused on the shift of ...

The Wedding Planner: Robert Irvine Says I Do : Chefs : Food Network

Restaurant: Impossible star Robert Irvine took charge of his own wedding like it was another big challenge for TV: He planned every last detail himself. See Food  ...

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