Meeting Chef Robert Irvine #FHGourmetSoiree

Florida Hospital Dinner Soiree

Florida Hospital Gourmet Soiree

Last night I had the chance to fulfill other of my dreams while supporting a great cause, Florida Hospital Foundation invited me to be part of the 2013 Gourmet Soiree, Dining to a Healthy 100. What an evening many people gathering, renowned chefs, local foodie fans and Florida Hospital executives all holding hands for a great cause while learning the importance of eating healthy and using fresh products.

Cooking with Chef Jason Wolfies Orlando

Cooking with Chef Jason Wolfies Orlando

Gourmet Soiree is an interactive dinner demonstrating how exciting healthy cooking can be. This unique event with live and silent auctions,  fabulous meal prepared by Orlando local top chefs and their guests at each table. I shared table with fellow foodie bloggers and Chef Jason Schofield from Wolfies Orlando, great person and very knowledgeable on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. He gave us many cooking tips including the fact that herbs have an aroma as a mechanism of defense, who would know. He prepared for us homemade chimichurri with his secret recipe alongside beef dressed with onions and roasted tomatoes and tasty chicken infused with lemon juice and lemongrass.

The Gourmet Soiree Ingredients

The Gourmet Soiree Ingredients and Dishes

The dream come true was to meet humble Chef Robert Irvine, a renowned Food Network TV celebrity that has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. Chef Irvine is also host of the hit series Restaurant: Impossible and has previously been seen on Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and The Next Iron Chef all my favorite programs.

Meet & Greet with Chef Robert Irvine

Meet & Greet with Chef Robert Irvine

I had the chance to chat for few minutes with him and learned about his interest in helping children suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer and changing the lives of so many people helping business owners having successful restaurants. Irvine is also the author of two cookbooks: “Mission: Cook!” and “Impossible to Easy” which one of these was personally autographed for me. He told me he’s the owner of two restaurants: Robert Irvine’s eat! in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Robert Irvine’s nosh in Bluffton, South Carolina, I see a trip to the Carolina’s on my future!




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Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman

    Chef Irvine! How cool! I admire the man because of his resourcefulness.

    • Adriana

      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by you are right his resourcefulness is impressive but he’s also very kind and down to earth. Thanks for your comments!

  • S. Yissele

    OMG Amiga! Conociste a uno de mis chefs favoritos, Robert! y lo abrazaste jejee… otra vez que lo vayas a ver me avisas 😉 No sabia que tenia restaurantes en South Carolina que es donde vivo, ya los busco para visitarlos! Yummy! Lindo post!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

    • Adriana

      Fue una experiencia maravillosa deberiamos encontrarnos en SC para ir juntas a visitar los restaurantes del Chef Irvine y comer uno de sus platillos especiales =)