When he was just 15 years old, Robert Irvine joined the British Royal Navy. His 10 years spent among the sailors was the time when he began practicing the culinary arts — a passion that led him to become a world-renowned chef. After his time serving, he worked everywhere from cruise ships, to casinos, and hotels, including Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City in order perfect his craft.
A well-funded charity organization called the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation is under fire after it was revealed that only 2% of its cash donations have actually been donated to veterans and their families. That information was recently brought to light by a team of CNN investigative reporters, who dug into tax records made available by a watchdog organization that tracks the financial performance of thousands of charities across the United States, and which named NVVF one of the “worst” veterans charities in existence — despite the fact that it’s run by a combat veteran who is currently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.