Chef Robert Irvine visits Service Members during Meet & Greet

USO Hawaii welcomed celebrity chef and TV host Robert Irvine to USO Schofield Barracks for a meet and greet. Over 100 service members and their families got a chance to take pictures with Chef Irvine and record personal video messages for their friends and family off island. Chef Irvine swapped helpful recipe suggestions on how to elevate an orange chicken recipe, recommending the use of dark meat for added flavor. Another lucky aspiring young chef was challenged by Chef Irvine to make Crème Brule and report back on her success on his next USO visit. In a compassionate gesture, Chef Irvine counseled a spouse going through cancer treatment regarding her nutrition during this difficult time in her life.

Having served in the British Royal Navy, Chef Irvine is a long-time military advocate and exceptional USO supporter, currently on his 18th USO tour. “Random acts of kindness by volunteers for service men and their families – that’s something special,” recounted Irvine during his last USO tour. The Robert Irvine Foundation generously gives back a portion of its proceeds in support of our service members and families. Whether he’s performing cooking demonstrations for the troops and their family members or hosting seven different TV shows, Chef Irvine always makes time to support the military community.

Event photos can be downloaded here.

Photo credits to USO Schofield volunteer, SSG David Beckstrom.

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