Robert Irvine

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Robert Irvine Bio

With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. He brings his experience to Food Network as host of Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible.

On Dinner Impossible, Robert served stunningly creative dishes for both intimate gatherings and huge crowds, all without warning and at a moment's notice. On the show, he cooked on a desert island, in an 18th-century kitchen, in an ice hotel, for cowboys on a cattle drive, for master instructors at the Culinary Institute of America and at the inauguration of Pennsylvania's governor.

Robert joined the prime-time reality show Worst Cooks in America as a co-host, with Chef Anne Burrel. On the show, the chefs attempt to transform the country's most hopeless cooks from kitchen zeros to kitchen heroes through a grueling culinary boot camp. Robert also hosts, Restaurant: Impossible, in which he attempts to save America's most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with a budget of only $10,000.

A native of England, Robert joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 15, and his skills in the kitchen soon came to the attention of his superiors. As part of his service for the Royal Navy, Robert was selected to work onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, where the Royal Family and their entourages regularly dined. During his time spent training U.S. Navy chefs as part of a guest chef program, Robert worked in the White House kitchens, and his creations were served to high-ranking government officials. During his career, he has also had the opportunity to serve 6,000 servicemen and servicewomen on a U.S. aircraft carrier and plan the menu for a celebrity-studded after-party at the Academy Awards.