Robert Irvine goes to Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California for a mission in paradise. After 2020 put a damper on the small island's tourism season, Robert is called to ring in the new season and celebrate the island getting back on its feet. He needs to make a celebratory meal for 75 locals, but every dish must be handheld and include either bison or seafood -- two of the island's most revered ingredients. After building his own kitchen and braving the open ocean in a kayak, Robert gets pulled in one more direction: He must help a local restaurant open with a bang, Restaurant: Impossible-style. With everything on his plate, Robert struggles to finish this dinner in time and not let down the locals.
Robert Irvine travels to Asheville, N.C., to compete in the annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown. He and his team face off against three of the best food trucks in the state. With a $1,500 budget, the mission is to prepare enough food for 500 people and use beer in every dish, and the truck that makes the most money wins. Anything can happen as food truck novice Robert competes against seasoned teams who cook in food trucks every day.
Robert Irvine is in Albuquerque, N.M., home of minor league baseball team the Albuquerque Isotopes. It's Healthcare Worker Appreciation Night at the stadium, and Robert is tasked with serving an elevated dinner to 250 deserving guests. But it's not that simple. He only has access to ballpark ingredients, and he must also prepare a New Mexico-themed snack for the 400 employees who open up the stadium for the game. Robert and his team must battle bad weather, limited ingredients and frozen food to hit a home run with this dinner.