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Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon and Shallots Recipe

This time of year, I get a lot of requests for recipe ideas. Seems everyone wants to surprise their guests with a new, inventive dish for holiday meals. I love this simple butternut squash and Brussels sprouts side dish. It’s easy to make and full of healthy vegetables. I understand some folks don’t like Brussels […]

foodservice, food safety

Clean Your Restaurant or Shut It Down!

How many times have you heard me say “clean this restaurant up” on Restaurant:Impossible? I’ve said words like this so many times, I’ve lost count. I have zero tolerance for a dirty restaurant! It doesn’t cost much to keep a restaurant clean, yet I’ve heard every excuse in the book around why someone’s eatery is […]

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Attitude is Everything for Restaurant Success!

So you think you can run a successful restaurant? But do you have the right attitude to really succeed? I’ve filmed 100+ episodes of Restaurant:Impossible and have seen first hand how the wrong attitude of a restaurant owner can doom a restaurant. Stubbornness (ego), lack of passion and disrespect can tank a restaurant faster than […]

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4 Qualities Restaurant Owners & Managers Must Have

There are some qualities that restaurant owners and managers must possess to be successful. Not everyone naturally has these qualities, but they can be learned. You’ve seen me tutor restaurant owners on Restaurant:Impossible towards these qualities: leadership, attitude, flexibility and efficiency. I never know what I’m going to encounter when I arrive at a restaurant […]

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Efficiency: Key to Restaurant (and Life) Success

How do I achieve success and how do I measure success?  I’m asked these questions often because of what you see me do on my Food Network shows.  On Restaurant: Impossible, in short order, I have to size up a restaurant and determine what’s holding them back from success and the steps they need to […]

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Robert Irvine Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Crown Royal Pomegranate Slush

I’m frequently asked about my favorite holiday food and cocktail recipes.  Today I want to tell you about a cocktail that I like for the holidays because of it’s Christmasy colors: Crown Royal Pomegranate Slush.  It’s hard to host a holiday gathering without a fun signature cocktail and your guests will love this one.  Variations […]

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And the Winners are…

Choosing the winners for Easy Ice’s Experts Express! contest wasn’t easy.  So many of your submissions have advice that is spot-on for hospitality leaders. Entrants touched on topics that I hammer home every week on Restaurant: Impossible: updating menus, knowing your customers, hiring the right people, budgeting, decor and food safety.  It was a difficult […]

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Crab and Shrimp Cocktail with Mango Chili Puree

This crab and shrimp cocktail is a popular dish we serve at my restaurant Robert Irvine’s nosh.  There’s something decedent about shellfish.  The flavors are rich, yet delicate, but this recipe is low fat.   You’ve heard me tell restaurant owners on my show, Restaurant:Impossible, that shrimp doesn’t come seasoned.  For this recipe, I like […]

Chef Robert Irvine Answers Your Questions!

We asked our website followers if they had any questions for Chef Robert Irvine and we were flooded with requests.  Millions of people watch Robert Irvine on Restaurant:Impossible every week and it seemed every one of them submitted a question!  Questions ranged from restaurant management to charitable activity to hiring practices and we thank everyone […]

Robert Irvine: Avocado Ice, BBQ-Glazed Salmon and Black Bean Compote Recipe

Nothing says summer like BBQ and ice, right?  Chef Robert shares another Easy Ice -inspired recipe that will put a smile on your guests’ faces.  Tangy, slightly spicy, bbq sauce adds pizazz to grilled salmon.  And the avocado ice on top cools it down. Make this recipe your own by adding more or less spicy heat […]