Chef and Owner
Robert Irvine's Public House
Robert Irvine is an award-winning chef, fitness authority and philanthropist best known for his long-running Food Network shows Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. A sought-after TV chef, Irvine has also appeared on Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef and Chopped: Impossible, to name a few.
Irvine is the author of Impossible to Easy and Mission: Cook, gourmet cookbooks for home chefs, and Fit Fuel, featuring whole-food recipes, motivational tips and workout advice. An authority on health and fitness, Irvine was named one of Men’s Fitness’ ‘25 Fittest Guys in America’, penned a monthly recipe column in Muscle & Fitness and hosts a video recipe series on BodyBuilding.com. In 2013, Irvine launched FitCrunch protein bars, brownies and powders sold in convenience stores and major retailers worldwide.
A tireless advocate of the military, Irvine established The Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 to support veterans and military causes. Irvine often attends troop rallies lead by the Gary Sinise Foundation and tours regularly with the United Service Organizations. In 2016, Irvine launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine featuring healthy recipes, fitness advice and motivation for overall success.
Continuing his military support, Irvine is the first celebrity chef to open a restaurant, Robert Irvine’s Fresh Kitchen, at the Pentagon in 2016. In 2017, Irvine opened a Gold's Gym franchise in Largo, Florida and Robert Irvine's Public House—offering elevated pub fare—at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Also in 2017, Irvine teamed with Boardroom Spirits as co-owner to provide ‘better for you’ spirits.
Irvine has earned several top awards and honors including: US Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award, US Navy Honorary Chief Petty Officer, and both the Culinary Excellence Award and Ambassador honor from the Culinary Institute of America.