Watch the Top 4 Missions with a Cause on Restaurant: Impossible
Restaurant: Impossible's host Robert Irvine is on a special assignment for The First Lady, Michelle Obama. His mission is to help out Horton's Kids, a Washington, D.C. organization that educates and empowers children. He is tasked with remodeling the community center where the kids have their meals and creating a community garden so the children can learn about growing food and healthy eating. Shown in this photo, from left, host Robert Irvine and special guest First Lady Michelle Obama talk with children from Horton's Kids in their new dining area as seen on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, Season 3.
Anders Krusberg, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.
Each business Robert Irvine visits on Restaurant: Impossible is worthy of his time and resources in the hopes of giving it a second chance at lasting profitability. But every once in a while he's met with a mission that's of particular importance — a challenge with especially high stakes and a meaningful cause on the line.
These special missions require not only Robert's signature focus and commitment to success, but often additional support and an expanded team as well. While this often comes in the form of an increased budget and more time to work, it also includes the contribution of countless volunteers, including celebrity chefs and local neighbors alike. In the past on these special episodes, Robert's received his list of tasks from none other than the First Lady of the United States, and he's welcomed back his Dinner: Impossible crew, plus friend Chef Michael Chiarello, to help him complete the tests on time.
Click the play button on the video above to relive the top-four missions with a cause, then tune in tonight at 10pm/9c to watch Holiday: Impossible 2, another special challenge in which Robert's tasked with transforming two New Jersey locations hard hit by last year's Superstorm Sandy.