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.

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 fourth book, is aimed at family dinner.

In May 2016, Robert launched Robert Irvine Magazine (www.RobertIrvineMagazine.com) 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 gives of his time by attending troop rallies held by the Gary Sinise Foundation and by touring 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.


  • 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


Giving back to our nation’s defenders is Robert’s top priority. Since 2014, the Robert Irvine Foundation has raised money to support veterans and active duty military by funding programs to address wounds both visible and invisible. Some of the foundation’s key programs include funding the training of service dogs, serving up hearty meals to thousands of service members and their families, funding counseling for first responders, providing mobility devices to injured veterans, and issuing grants directly to veterans in need.

Learn More at RobertIrvineFoundation.org

Based on Robert’s own recipes and utilizing high-quality ingredients, Robert Irvine Foods serves up smoked seasoned wings, crab cakes, seafood, smoked meats—and much more—to grocery store customers around the country. But Robert Irvine Foods doesn’t just serve a growing number of faithful retail consumers; the company provides food services and custom menu planning to a wide array of military bases and other establishments around the world.

Learn More at RobertIrvineFoods.com

Robert Irvine’s Public House, located in the Tropicana in Las Vegas, is the ultimate experience of the kind of pub food Robert grew up around in England, but “elevated” to a new benchmark thanks to his culinary expertise. Aside from the best wings, burgers, and flatbread pizza you could ever want, Public House boasts a huge variety of craft beer, wine, and unique cocktails.

Learn More at TropLV.com

Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine—a fast-casual eatery with a plethora of healthy options using the finest domestic and imported ingredients available—operates within the walls of the Pentagon, serving the men and women of the Department of Defense.

Learn More at RIFreshKitchen.com

Fitness and healthy eating are two of Robert’s greatest passions. He shares those passions through his FitCrunch brand, which makes protein bars, powders, and snacks to power every type of active lifestyle. From on-the-go parents to serious fitness enthusiasts and anyone in-between there’s a FitCrunch product for everyone. With over $150 million in total sales, FitCrunch products are available in over 85,000 retail locations nationwide.

Learn More at FitCrunch.com

Robert’s decades of culinary experience and highly trained palate is the guide for everything we do, from the ingredient selection, to the precision distillation process, to the bottling. He works by a simple motto: Only the best. Period.


Robert Irvine is co-owner of Boardroom Spirits, a craft distiller with serious attention to detail. The company’s vodka, gin, whiskey, and specialty spirits are locally-sourced and produced at the company’s headquarters in Lansdale, PA. Named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Craft Distillers in 2018 and 2019.

Learn More at BoardroomSpirits.com


The following are verified members of TeamIrvine. Included is their online handles.

Robert Irvine

Justin Leonard, COO

Joshua Lingenfelter,
VP of Finance and Marketing

Brian Goodman, Corporate Chef

Shane Cash,
VP of Concept Development

Darryl Moiles,
VP of Culinary Affairs

Matt Tuthill,
VP of Content & Communications