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Celebrity Chef Robert Hesse first got his love for cooking by watching his grandmother and mother in the kitchen as a boy growing up in Long Island, NY. While shuffling back and forth between New York and Florida, That love for cooking laid dormant as an emotionally challenging upbringing caused him to make some poor life choices, often seeing him in the presence of a judge. During one of these judicial experiences, a 15 year old Robert was sent to Eckerd Academy in Brooksville, Florida to spend six months and hopefully, put his life back on track and to provide him with the positive male role models that his life was thus far lacking.

Eckerd Academy is an outdoor program for troubled youth. The kids live out in the woods, receive alternative schooling, therapy and learn life skills. Once a week, the kids are responsible for all the cooking for the day, which teaches them math and writing skills, responsibility and planning. For Hesse, those meals changed his life. A camp councilor handed Robert a potato and a peeler and asked, “Do you know what to do with that?” Hesse was blown away by the responsibility of cooking for the camp, but by the end of it, he realized this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. After his Eckerd Academy experience, Robert had some struggles with readjustment back into everyday life. Reflecting upon what he learned at Eckerd, combined with some “tough love” from his mother, Robert picked himself up by his bootstraps and took his new found passion for cooking into a career by getting kitchen jobs at area restaurants. One day, a twenty year old Robert heard a radio ad for a culinary school in Lakeland, Florida. He quickly signed up, obtained financial aid, hopped a bus and off he went to take his dream to the next level. After receiving his degree in Culinary Arts, Robert embarked on a 22 state culinary pilgrimage, working at numerous hotels and resorts under some well known chefs, sharpening his kitchen skills, as well as, finding himself and defining his unique cooking ideology in the process. In 2005, Robert returned home to New York as the Executive Chef of Q Restaurant in Quogue.

Robert then brought his “Strong Island” street-honed personality to the hit FOX reality show, “HELL'S KITCHEN” and into the hearts of America as Season Five's overwhelming fan favorite. A health issue forced an early exit for Robert from the show, as most, including host, Chef Gordon Ramsay, thought that Hesse would easily glide into the finals. After the completion of Season Five, FOX was flooded with over 60,000 letters and emails in support of Robert, urging the network to bring him back. As Season Six premiered on July 21, 2009, we all saw that the fans' urges were answered as Robert was brought back as a contestant on the show in a huge surprise reveal. Currently, Robert Hesse is the Executive Chef of Georgica Restaurant in The Hamptons, partnering up with Hell's Kitchen mate, Seth Levine and continues to do personal appearances, cooking demonstrations and autograph shows and makes a yearly trek to Eckerd Academy to give back to the institution that changed his life forever.

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