ROBERT IRVINE

“Thank a veteran today. You’ll never know the battles they’ve endured and the burdens they carry in service of this nation.”

Robert Irvine

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 military and first responder communities. Funds help those in need through resiliency, health, and wellness programs, in addition to the financial support of top-rated military and first responder organizations.

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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Robert Irvine

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 military and first responder communities. Funds help those in need through resiliency, health, and wellness programs, in addition to the financial support of top-rated military and first responder organizations.

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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AWARDS

Honorary Chief Petty Officer
U.S. Navy

May 1, 2015

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens places rank insignia on Chef Robert Irvine during a ceremony recognizing him as an Honorary Chief Petty Officer. Irvine has dedicated much of his time to service members world wide supporting their morale and welfare through cooking. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

“You know I come from the British Royal Navy and after spending ten years there and then coming here, I see what the men and women [of the U.S. military] do every day of their lives and it is humbling,” he said. “I’m an American citizen now and I do what I do with the troops because I love them and what they do – for the sacrifices they make every day. It’s hard to express my feelings right now – ecstatic, humble, and excited to be in one of the best clubs in the world. You can’t just buy into this club.”
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Congressional Medal of Honor
Patriot Award

September 19, 2015

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

Presented to distinguished Americans who have demonstrated their dedication to freedom, their love for fellow man, and their allegiance to our flag with a full understanding of its demands

The Patriot Award committee also looks to honor individuals who demonstrate the six values embodied by the Medal of Honor: courage, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, citizenship and patriotism

Highest award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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Outstanding Civilian Service Award
U.S. Army

May 25, 2016

Outstanding service to the military

The award is the third highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian
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Department of Defense Spirit of
Hope Award

November 13, 2017

United States military award presented by the Department of Defense. The award was created based on the contributions of entertainer Bob Hope to members of the military, and is annually awarded to individuals or organizations whose work benefits the quality of life of service members and their families

The honor recognizes those who go above and beyond to provide aid to those who serve our country
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Armed Services YMCA
Angel of Honor Award

October 2, 2018

Presented to an individual or organization demonstrating distinguished and extraordinary advancement of the Armed Services YMCA mission

The Angel of Honor Award is the highest award the Armed Services YMCA can confer
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THE ROBERT IRVINE BRAND FAMILY

Veterans in Crisis
1-800-273-8255
A single act of kindness can help someone feel less alone. Your actions could help save a life. #bethere

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
1-800-959-TAPS
Whether you are in emotional crisis, need to connect with TAPS resources and programs, or just want to remind yourself that you are a part of a loving, supporting family.

Marine Corps Distress Line
1-877-476-7734
24×7 anonymous phone, chat and referral service using a ‘Marine to Marine’ approach.

Robert Irvine Foundation
Robert Irvine Foundation A tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #46-5420676). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.