The world-class British chef and fitness authority Robert Irvine is best known for hosting varieties of Food network reality programs including Restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Operation Restaurant, All-Star Academy, and Chopped: Impossible and Restaurant Express.
Robert was born on the 24th of September 1965 and was named Robert Paul Irvine by his parents who lived and raised him alongside his siblings in Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
The TV personality must have been passionate about Culinary arts from his very tender age before being enlisted in the UK’s Royal Navy at the age of fifteen and gaining a degree in Food and Nutrition from Leeds University. His career, however, began full time when he began to work as a cook on Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia. Today, with more than two decades in the culinary profession, the Anglo- American chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through the borders of Europe down to East and America.
Robert Irvine’s Net worth
With a net worth of 15 million dollars, Robert Irvine is enlisted among the top richest chefs with the highest net worths. The above mentioned net worth is a good proof of his tireless efforts at making cooking more fun. Not only is Robert known for his rescue services in hotels across Europe, the Caribbean and the USA, his cookbooks and Food Network programmes, his smart dressing, charming display of his talent and enticing words could be a good source of income to him.
His rise to fame came after he appeared as a host on Restaurant: Impossible a popular American reality TV series which aired from 2011 to 2016 to help restore failing American restaurants to profitability and prominence. Prior to that, he had worked with top officials in the US White House and for the US aircraft carriers. In 2005, he got the opportunity to plan the menu for a celebrity party at the Academy Awards. He even joined in the preparations for Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding cake.
In 2015 Robert Irvine founded and launched the Robert Irvine Foods, a company that centers mainly on nutritionally improved food products without compromising great taste and in 2016, he launched Robert Irvine Magazine, a free digital magazine that focuses on healthy recipes, fitness advice, and tips for a successful life. In addition to this, he authored three books namely Impossible to Easy, Mission: Cook, and Fit Fuel. The first two books give a total break down of some complex dishes in a way that the home chef can easily understand and execute while the third book, Fit Fuel talks about Robert’s status as a fitness authority.
His Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 was basically to support US military veterans whom he believed that without their brave fight for the freedom of the American people, his success wouldn’t have been possible. The foundation is funded through a portion of his company profit along with other donations from the public.
Among the awards he has earned as a chef are;
- 2001 Culinary Excellence Award by the Culinary Institute of America and the American Tasting Institute
- 2007 Ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America
- US Navy Honorary Chief Petty Officer
- 2016 US Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
- Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment
- 2017 Spirit of Hope Award
Age, Height, and Body Measurements
Robert is a health conscious person as much as he is into cooking. The 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) good-looking personality has a strong muscular body and weighs 82 kg.
Robert is not an ordinary chef, but one who cares much about his eating habit and loves to do his workout at the gym. A good example of his love for fitness is seen in his book Fit Fuel which draws on his status as a fitness authority. The book gives simple whole-food recipes for healthy living with motivation and workout advice. His big biceps and broad chest are proof that he exercises regularly. No wonder his name was enlisted among the 25 Fittest Guys in America by Men’s Fitness magazine. Currently, the foodaholic runs a video recipe series on BodyBuilding.com where he schools people on how best to keep fit. He is currently working on his fourth book aimed at family dinner.
Robert Irvine’s Wife and Daughters
Robert has been married twice. His first wife is Karen whom he enjoyed a long-lasting relationship with and had his two lovely daughters Annalise and Talia with in Absecon, New Jersey before they moved to their new home in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They, however, separated legally and Robert got married again on May 10, 2012, to Gail Kim, a former Canadian professional wrestler now turned actress and model. According to reports, he met Kim on the set of Dinner: Impossible, when he came to serve VIPs for WWE’s SummerSlam.