Award-winning chef, fitness authority and philanthropist Robert Irvine is returning to the Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Gala.
Irvine, known for his long-running Food Network shows “Dinner: Impossible" and "Restaurant: Impossible,” is taking over the kitchen at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 29, influencing the menu for the gala with his team of military culinary specialists.
Irvine, who served 10 years in the Royal British Navy, was the 2018 recipient of the Armed Services YMCA Angel of Honor Award in recognition for his years of support to the military. The Angel of Honor Award is presented to an individual or organization demonstrating distinguished and extraordinary advancement of the Armed Services YMCA mission.
In 2014, Irvine established The Robert Irvine Foundation, which supports veterans and military causes. Irvine attends rallies led by the Gary Sinise Foundation, and tours with the USO. Irvine has received the U.S. Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award and both the Culinary Excellence Award and Ambassador honor from the Culinary Institute of America.
The Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, now in its 13th year, is an Armed Services YMCA signature event honoring the individual men and women on the front lines who are saving lives and have demonstrated extraordinary courage. The Armed Services YMCA recognizes a single individual from each military branch for their accomplishments. This is the only event which recognizes the front line actions of military medical personnel.
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