To warmed up the audience Irvine instructed the audience, "everyone stand-up, put down your cameras, and put your arms over your head and do this," he said waving his arms back-and-forth over his head. He walked the isles of the auditorium to make sure everyone participated.
He chose a volunteer cheerleader from Brooklyn to lead the audience in a screaming exercise. When everyone had screamed themselves horse, the warm-up ended.
Other audience members became cooking volunteers. Irvine hummed while people cooked, gave mini-lessons on how to cook, and took over when they struggled to cook. He educated with humor throughout.
Pictured below is Irvine giving the students a lesson on how not to cut off your fingers while chopping fruit: Tuck your five fingers under, and rest the knife against your knuckles.
Irvine asked who thought they were fit. Three men and three ladies came to the stage. The men had to prove they were fit by doing as many push-ups as they could. They did 32 reps. Irvine said, "let me tell you. You did more than anyone has ever done. Most just get to 15."
Irvine asked all of the volunteers what they had for breakfast. He was not surprised that some of the girls had nothing. Irvine suggested the best times to eat: first meal--20 min after waking, and last meal--30 min before bed.
Irvine wanted to know how many Italians were in the room. Of those who answered, he asked, what was the best oil to use for cooking and the reasons why. Two got the answered right with olive oil. They became oil tasting volunteers.