Tropicana Las Vegas to Host 13th Annual Military Culinary Competition with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine Nov. 12

Tropicana Las Vegas to Host 13th Annual Military Culinary Competition with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine Nov. 12
Tropicana Las Vegas
is teaming up with the Military Hospitality Alliance to host the 13th annual Military Culinary Competition on Saturday, Nov. 12 (Pictured: Robert Irvine – Photo © Erik Kabik /

The culinary event will make its debut in Las Vegas this Veterans Day weekend and will be hosted by Tropicana Las Vegas’ newest chef, Robert Irvine.

“We are honored to be a part of such an incredible event alongside our newest restaurant partner, Chef Robert Irvine,” said Aaron Rosenthal, General Manager of Tropicana Las Vegas. “We’re thrilled to host the annual Military Culinary Competition here in Las Vegas, and create unique opportunities for our guests and locals alike to experience a premiere culinary affair, while also paying tribute to those who have fought and served for our country.”

Over 50 active duty military from across the world will face off during the ultimate food fight for the title of Armed Forces Culinary Grand Champions. The military chefs will work in fifteen teams of four, bringing together military members from all branches of the Armed Forces during this hand-to-pan competition. Co-sponsored by the Veteran’s Support Network, the teams will cook their way through the day-long event for prizes, pride and more.

“Las Vegas is continuing to thrive as a top culinary destination, and I am excited to host this one-of-a-kind culinary competition at the Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Irvine. “As a former member of the British Royal Navy, I am looking forward to seeing the top culinary talent among the military branches come together in celebration of Veterans Day weekend.”

To complement the culinary competition, Chef Robert Irvine will host a special meet and greet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are invited to mix and mingle with the celebrity chef. Chef Irvine will be signing copies of his newest book, Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well, Getting Fit, and Living Your Best Life. The book will be available for purchase for $29.99 at the event.

The Military Culinary Competition will take place inside the Trindad Pavilion from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entry to the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

In addition, Beach Cafe at Tropicana Las Vegas will host a Veterans Day Lunch Buffet priced at $24.95 per person, available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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