Dinner: Impossible

Pot Pie at Pixar

For 600 Pixar employees, the chef creates a dinner based on their films.
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?

Tuesday
Oct 18
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 13

Mission: Holiday Hope

In this one hour special, Robert will have less than seven hours to cook dinner for 1000 residents and volunteers of Biloxi--but there's more to this mission than just cooking food. This dinner is also a welcome home for one Biloxi resident who has been waiting to see her home for two years! Robert will escort Ms. Brenda to her home where she will receive the keys to her brand new furnished home.

Tuesday
Dec 6
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 5

Crossword Puzzle Crisis

Robert Irvine tackles his most puzzling mission yet. Robert s at the American Crossword Puzzle Championships, where he has given eight hours to feed 450 puzzle fanatics from NY Times expert Will Shortz.

Tuesday
Jan 10
7pm | 6c
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
Feb 7
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 4

Feeding Frenzy at the Zoo

Chef Robert helps the Philadelphia Zoo celebrate their 150th anniversary by preparing a dinner for 500 guests in just nine hours. To give his meal the taste of the wild kingdom, every dish he made had to be based on the diets of four of the zoo's most popular animals: big cats, primate, birds and reptiles.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 5

Food Court Fiasco

The entire food court in the historic Bourse building in Philadelphia is taking the day off, and one man is filling in. Robert's mission is to simultaneously open 7 restaurants, with 7 different cuisines in just 8 hours. Robert must work through the night to stock each location with enough food to handle the hundreds of tourists who visit the Bourse each day.

Tuesday
Feb 28
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 9

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Rock the Chef

Chef Robert Irvine heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a music inspired mission. Robert has just nine hours to cook a legendary meal for 250 Rock Hall VIPs. But to make his meal sing, Robert must base his menu based on six influential genres or events: the British Invasion, the Blues, Woodstock, Hip-Hop/Rap, Seattle Grunge and Rock and Roll.

Tuesday
Mar 27
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 1

Disney Dinner Dash

Dinner Impossible and Disney's Dreamer's Academy will be making dreams come true for Robert's next mission. Robert's challenge will lead him on a scavenger hunt through all four of Disney's major theme parks! The hunt concludes at Epcot's World Showplace where he will meet a new Food Network face, Jeff Henderson.

Thursday
May 3
4am | 3c
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 6

Balloon Blowup

Robert lands in Gallup, New Mexico for the annual Red Rock Balloon rally. Just like the hot air balloons, Robert's mission is literally up in the air. Robert will have seven hours to cook for 200 people, but the details of this mission are launched in five hot air balloons. The only hint Robert is given is that each element of his mission will in some way relate to hot air balloons.

Thursday
Nov 1
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 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.

Thursday
Jan 24
4am | 3c
Season 7, Episode 5

Food Court Fiasco

The entire food court in the historic Bourse building in Philadelphia is taking the day off, and one man is filling in. Robert's mission is to simultaneously open 7 restaurants, with 7 different cuisines in just 8 hours. Robert must work through the night to stock each location with enough food to handle the hundreds of tourists who visit the Bourse each day.

Thursday
Apr 25
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

Deep-Fried Beef Chimichangas with Guacamole

Braised Oxtails "Anton"

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Rice Pudding

Mussels Marinara

Chicken Fried Rice

Cauliflower Soup

Haupia (Coconut Pudding Dessert)

Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce

Tuna Tartare

Egg Casserole

Florida Catfish Stew

Ginger Sweet and Sour Chicken

Goat Stew

Skewered Shrimp Dipped in Corn Dog Batter

Sweet Potato Mash

Apple Betty "Granola" with Banana Creme

Stuffed Peppers

Red Beans and Rice

Creole Baked Chicken

Seared Mahi-Mahi with Saffron Risotto and Mango Sauce

Steamed Clams

Buffalo Wing Pizza (Team Guy)

Smoked Salmon Pizza