Chef Robert Irvine

Robert Irvine is a world class chef, fitness authority, and philanthropist.


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Chef Robert Irvine

Available for cooking demonstrations, live and virtual personal appearances. 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 continues today. Robert doesn’t just renovate restaurants and retrain staff in record time, he counsels owners through personal problems that were destroying their businesses. On average, 1.2 million viewers tune in on a weekly basis in the US alone. Restaurant: Impossible is also a worldwide phenomenon, airing in countries across the globe in various languages.

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, ABC Family’s Melissa and Joey among others.


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