Dinner: Impossible

Pot Pie at Pixar

For 600 Pixar employees, the chef creates a dinner based on their films.
Season 6, Episode 6

Barbie's Birthday Breakdown

Robert's preparing a 50th birthday party for one of the biggest little icons in the world: Barbie! To mark this momentous occasion, Robert is given just 8 hours to create a Barbie inspired birthday bash for 250 Mattel VIPs.

Tuesday
Aug 30
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 2

Candy Catastrophe

Robert visits the world's largest candy store, Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City. Robert has only 8 hours to prepare a party for 250 people - and he must use candy in every dish. While the challenge may sound sweet, it had a very bitter ending as Robert ultimately failed this mission. When storeowner, Dylan Lauren, delivered the mission, Robert instantly knew he was in trouble. Mixing a wild array of candy concoctions with the savory flavors of upscale cocktail cuisine is a daunting assignment. The concept of mixing sweet and savory in every dish literally stopped Robert in his tracks. Wandering round and round the store, scanning over 5000 types of candy, Robert used up valuable time without coming up with a menu plan. He was left with only one option: head to the store and attempt to shop and menu plan at the same time. The result was a haphazard gathering of ingredients and an emergency menu planning right at the check-out line. Even after food was bought and a menu made, the mission was still in trouble. Dealing with missing ingredients, sub-par equipment and food combinations that just wouldn't work, Robert fell further and further behind. When it was time for service, Robert had to face the crowd and admit he failed to complete the mission on time.

Tuesday
Sep 13
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 3

Amusement Park Adventure

Robert is preparing a thrilling meal for 250 roller coaster enthusiasts at one of the country's top locations for thrill seekers: Six Flag's Great America! Robert is given just 9hrs to create a menu that takes standard amusement park classics like hot dogs & funnel cake and put as many twists and turns on them as the Six Flags coasters themselves. Robert soon finds out that there is one special twist to this mission that will make this challenge even more difficult- no grocery stores! Hank Salemi, the president of Six Flags Great America tells Robert that he will be doing ALL of his shopping at restaurants and stands within the park! With over a mile of ground to cover and without the luxury of a real grocery store Robert finds himself on a ride he wishes he could get off of. Robert is quick to realize that to really make this food as thrilling as these guests expect he's going to have to find a way to sneak some key ingredients into the park and into his menu otherwise this mission may truly be....Dinner: Impossible!

Tuesday
Sep 20
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 3

Casino Craziness

Robert Irvine is visiting Mohegan Sun, and his mission is a real gamble. Robert must spin a special roulette wheel to determine how many people he must feed and special ingredients he has to use.

Tuesday
Dec 27
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

NBA All Star Stress

Rober Irvine is on an All-Star mission to cook for the NBA Cares and Cooks fundraising event. With 2000 fans awaiting the outcome, Robert has just 10 hours to create a thematically menu inspired by five teams/cites from the Western & Eastern Conferences.

Tuesday
Jan 3
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 8

Culture Clash Wedding

Robert's mission takes him to the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington where he is expected to create an unforgettable meal for a cross-cultural wedding! His challenge is to create a gourmet menu that fuses Asian and Irish cuisine, consisting of hors d'oeuvres and a 4-course plated dinner for 150 wedding guests in 9 hours. This wedding is incredibly emotional and special for the family, as the bride's dad has been diagnosed with lung cancer and the couple pushed up their wedding date six months (from August to January) to ensure that he would be at their wedding.

Tuesday
Jan 31
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 6

Ice Cream Meltdown

Chef Robert's mission at Ben and Jerry's original ice cream factory in Vermont soon has Robert screaming - but not for ice cream. Robert has 9 hours to cook for 400 Ben and Jerry employees, and every dish must be based on one of their 15 wacky ice cream flavors, such as Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Cherry Gracia. With nothing but a makeshift kitchen and limited help, it doesn't take long for Robert to loose his cool.

Tuesday
Mar 6
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 7

Block Party

When Robert arrives at a quite, tree lined street, he has no idea he's about to be hit with a mission that will pit him against one of his closest allies, his sous chef, David. The Palmer Street block party has a long tradition, but it's never seen anything like chef vs. chef in the Block Party Battle.

Tuesday
Mar 13
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 12

Mission in the Mud

Chef Robert Irvine lands at Blackberry Farm, an exclusive resort located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. His mission: prepare a gourmet meal that was sold at auction for $15,000 to benefit Friends of Great Smoky National Park. The catch: he must create this fine dining experience camping style; no kitchen, no stoves, no ovens, no electricity. Robert learns he must use campfires, camp stoves and tiny pots to make an elaborate meal for 45 people in just 6 hours. But what he doesn't know is that he'll have to do all of this in the pouring rain.

Thursday
Sep 13
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 2

Boxed In: Terminal Trouble

On this mission, Chef Robert Irvine is faced with a shipping terminal full of food and an empty parking lot in which to cook it. Robert lands at the Packer Avenue Marine terminal, one of the busiest importing ports in the country. Spread out over a hundred acres are thousands of tractor-trailer size containers, each one packed with goods imported from all over the world. From these containers Robert must gather his ingredients and prepare a hearty lunch for 150 hungry longshoremen in just seven hours.

Thursday
Oct 11
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 1

Yahoo Search Scramble

Robert Irvine visits Yahoo! headquarters to celebrate the anniversary of Yahoo Search. His mission: make the top 15 most searched dishes, but each dish must be made with a randomly assigned top searched ingredient!

Thursday
Jan 3
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 2

Candy Catastrophe

Robert visits the world's largest candy store, Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City. Robert has only 8 hours to prepare a party for 250 people - and he must use candy in every dish. While the challenge may sound sweet, it had a very bitter ending as Robert ultimately failed this mission. When storeowner, Dylan Lauren, delivered the mission, Robert instantly knew he was in trouble. Mixing a wild array of candy concoctions with the savory flavors of upscale cocktail cuisine is a daunting assignment. The concept of mixing sweet and savory in every dish literally stopped Robert in his tracks. Wandering round and round the store, scanning over 5000 types of candy, Robert used up valuable time without coming up with a menu plan. He was left with only one option: head to the store and attempt to shop and menu plan at the same time. The result was a haphazard gathering of ingredients and an emergency menu planning right at the check-out line. Even after food was bought and a menu made, the mission was still in trouble. Dealing with missing ingredients, sub-par equipment and food combinations that just wouldn't work, Robert fell further and further behind. When it was time for service, Robert had to face the crowd and admit he failed to complete the mission on time.

Thursday
Apr 4
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 8

Sesame Street Scramble

For his next mission, Robert goes to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA, to help celebrate Sesame Street's 40th birthday. Robert meets three of the Sesame Street's most famous residents (and his helpers for the day) - Elmo, Cookie Monster and Maria. The three special guests give Robert his mission. Robert must make a meal for 250 people in just eight hours and , in honor of the big birthday, everything on the menu must start with the letter "B." Using just one letter is a funny way to make a meal and so is watching Elmo and Cookie Monster try to help Robert in the kitchen. One of Robert's big challenges is turning regular B ingredients into A plus food. With help from Maria, he transforms plain baloney into a gourmet kids' treat. He makes a ton of dishes using berries, beans and beef. Robert even bets that he can make Elmo's least favorite food - Brussels sprouts - taste wonderful. But when things start to heat up, Robert gets serious and the Muppets get out of the way With time running out, Robert's big menu comes back to haunt him in a big way. There are several dishes aren't done, a birthday cake that isn't finished and now there's one big chef who's not kidding around. With 250 parents and kids waiting for the birthday bash, will Robert be successful, or will this be Dinner Impossible?

Thursday
May 16
4am | 3c

About the Show

Food Network's Robert Irvine is ready for any challenge – on his popular series Dinner: Impossible. Robert is challenged to overcome culinary obstacles and deliver a delicious meal before his time runs out. With new challenges from this exciting, fun-loving chef, viewers will see if Robert can make dinner possible!

About the Host

Robert Irvine

Robert is ready for any challenge on his shows, Restaurant Express, Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible.

Most Popular Recipes

All Dinner: Impossible Recipes

French Toast

Cole Slaw

Potato Leek Soup

Cauliflower Soup

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Mussels Marinara

Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce

Tuna Tartare

Chicken Fried Rice

Rice Pudding

Seared Mahi-Mahi with Saffron Risotto and Mango Sauce

Braised Oxtails "Anton"

Greek Salad

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Goat Stew

Skewered Shrimp Dipped in Corn Dog Batter

Crab Salad

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad

Sweet Potato Mash

Stuffed Peppers

Much Ado about Mushroom Beef Steaks Poached in Ale

Red Beans and Rice

Pan-Seared Rockfish with Lemon Beurre Blanc

Contractor's Cole Slaw

Apple Betty "Granola" with Banana Creme

Buffalo Wing Pizza (Team Guy)

Smoked Salmon Pizza