Food Network chef Robert Irvine coming to Naperville

<p>Robert Irvine gives a cooking demonstration during Fun And Fit As A Family Sponsored By Carnival Featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen Hosted By RobertIrvine during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Jungle Island on February 22, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  |  Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival</p>

Robert Irvine gives a cooking demonstration during Fun And Fit As A Family Sponsored By Carnival Featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen Hosted By RobertIrvine during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Jungle Island on February 22, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  |  Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Fans of the Food Network most likely know muscular restaurateur and chef Robert Irvine. He has pulled off his fair share of rescue efforts in his show, “Restaurant: Impossible.” But Irvine’s expertise also includes a wealth of information about marketing and how technology is indispensable for new and existing restaurants to compete in today’s market.

Irvine will share that knowledge during two visits to the Chicago area Friday, May 16. He’ll talk about the role of technology in the food industry and offer a private cooking demonstration and presentation.

A few tickets to the demonstration at the Pirch home center, 642 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, are still available. About 2:30 p.m., Irvine will speak with Comcast Business employees at the company’s Naperville office, 1415 W. Diehl Road.

Jack Segal, Comcast vice president of corporate communications, said the group “has had a relationship with Irvine for a while,” and said “he is the perfect spokesman for the food industry.”

“Robert has a lot of expertise as a chef and a restaurant owner, but he also knows how to run a business and make it successful using technology,” Segal said. “People see this big, muscular guy who keeps himself in good, physical condition, but he also understands a lot about nutrition and how what you eat relates to health.

“And on the business side of things, he also knows how important technology is in terms of getting the word out about your business and getting customers back.”

Irvine’s visit is sponsored by Comcast.

To reserve a spot at the demonstration in Oak Brook, call 773-849-7679 and ask for Joseph.

0 Comments

Modal