Celebrity chef Robert Irvine to headline at IHA 2019 Show’s Cooking Theatre

13:53 SGT January 9, 2019
Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine.

Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine will make his debut at the Cooking Theater, while fellow celebrity chefs Ayesha Curry and Emeril Lagasse will return to the stage, during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show set for March 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, USA.

Irvine is a world-class chef, fitness authority, philanthropist and tireless supporter of US military veterans. He pioneered a new genre of programming for Food Network with his extreme cooking challenge show, Dinner: Impossible, which ran for seven seasons and more than 100 episodes, and parlayed that success into the even more popular Restaurant: Impossible, which ran for 13 seasons and 160 episodes.

Irvine has also hosted or appeared on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef, Restaurant Express, Chopped: Impossible, Guy’s Grocery Games: Impossible, A Hero’s Welcome and Food Network Star.

He is the author of three books, Impossible to Easy,Mission: Cook,and Fit Fuel; launched the FitCrunch line of protein bars, brownies and powders; and in 2017, opened Robert Irvine’s Public House, a restaurant featuring elevated pub food at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, USA.

Also set to appear are Cooking Theater veterans Rick Bayless, Lanie Bayless, Ming Tsai, Fabio Viviani and Greg Wade.

The chef demonstrations will take place throughout the show dates. In addition, 25 national and local celebrity chefs will be demonstrating their culinary talents using products exhibited at the show. The Cooking Theater, located in the Dine + Décor Expo in the South Building, is jointly sponsored by KitchenAid and WellnessMats.

To view the most up-to-date participating chefs, along with the scheduled dates and times, visit

The 2019 Show will feature more than 2,200 international exhibitors showcasing their new products across five expos, and expect to draw some 60,000 attendees. Show badge registration is available at