Chef Robert Irvine To Demonstrate
Culinary Techniques at MCCC Oct. 11
From the Royal
House of England to the U.S. White House, from charitable events
around the globe to his own cooking show on Food Network, Chef Robert
Irvine is making a distinctive mark on the culinary world. On Thursday,
Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., Chef Irvine visits the Mercer campus,
where he will demonstrate his cooking secrets and share stories
from his new book, Mission Cook! My Life, My Recipes and Making
the Impossible Easy. The event is open to the public and takes
place in the Communications Building, CM110, on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Members of the MCCC Hospitality
Club will prepare samples of Irvine's dishes, which will be available
for tasting following his presentation.
Host of Food Network's hit show, "Dinner: Impossible!,"
the British native began his culinary training in the Royal Navy
at the age of fifteen and quickly came to the attention of his superiors.
For the next ten years, Irvine served aboard the Royal Yacht, Britannia,
traveling the world preparing exceptional cuisine for royalty, presidents
and high-ranking dignitaries.
Irvine will share stories and recipes from
his new book, "Mission: Cook!", on Oct. 11.
his navy service, he journeyed to exotic locales including Bali, Jakarta
and Ho Chi Minh City as a culinary consultant. He has served as director
of culinary operations and executive chef at the Trump Taj Mahal and Caesars
Atlantic City, and currently serves as director of food services/executive
chef at Resorts Atlantic City.
Irvine is regularly invited to cook for heads of state, high-ranking dignitaries
and celebrities. He has cooked for four U.S. presidents: Ronald Reagan,
George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He is a trustee of
the American Academy of Hospitality Science's Five-Star Diamond Award
and serves on numerous judging panels and culinary committees throughout
the U.S. and Europe.
Irvine's unique new book - described as part memoir, part cookbook - encompasses
some of the most memorable aspects of his 25-year culinary career, including
serving as chef to the British Royal Household; cooking over open fires
for 3,000 refugees on a beach in South Yemen; and creating a spectacular
menu for a star-studded Academy Awards after-party. Also included are
some of Irvine's most distinctive recipes: Windsor angel food cake, Maryland
corn crab chowder, chicken tikka masala, and green peppercorn steak au
The ticket price is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, and includes a
copy of Irvine's book, "Mission: Cook!" Irvine will be available
to sign books after the presentation. You may register online
or call 800-483-7436. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help
support the services of Friends' Health Connection.
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