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Chef Robert Irvine, Host of “Restaurant: Impossible,” Cooks with Kids and Adults at Easterseals DC MD VA

September 28, 2022

Silver Spring, MD — Chef Robert Irvine, award-winning host of “Restaurant: Impossible,” founder of The Robert Irvine Foundation, and a member of the Easterseals DC MD VA Honorary Board, visited the organization today to share lessons on healthful eating and the importance of supporting military families. Joining him in the kitchen were children and adults from Easterseals Child Development, Adult Day Services, and Respite programs.

Robert is a tireless supporter of our nation’s military, a commitment that led him to found his namesake foundation and to his involvement with Easterseals. Since then, he has lent his support to the organization’s programs, most notably The Robert S. Wilson Community Respite Program, A Signature Program of the Robert Irvine Foundation, which provides respite care for wounded warriors, veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and civilian families. Robert has also advocated for the Veteran Staffing Network, which helps veterans — regardless of discharge status — and military family members build meaningful careers.

The event on September 28 brought Robert’s passion for helping together with his extraordinary skills as a chef. Aided by children and adults with and without disabilities, he had everyone excited about eating healthful foods that were also fun to make. It was a morning that built great memories for everyone!

Jon Horowitch, the President & CEO of Easterseals DC MD VA, welcomed Robert to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center along with other program representatives. Following the cooking demo, Tara Phillips, Senor Director of Child Development Operations, led Robert on a tour through the Safeway, Inc. Child Development Center to learn about early childhood education at Easterseals.


Easterseals DC MD VA – Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services. Since 1945, Easterseals DC MD VA has worked tirelessly to enhance quality of life and expand access to healthcare, education, and employment. And we won’t rest until each one of us is valued, respected, and accepted. Join us: www.eseal.org.

Contact: Paula Moore, Vice President of Communications & Marketing, pmoore@eseal.org

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