Robert Irvine meets his match in toughness as he takes on a mission with the women of Roller Derby. Robert has 8 hours to prepare a meal tough enough to meet the standards of 250 Roller Derby women.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Robert is facing double trouble when his next mission takes him to Twinsburg, Ohio, home of Twins Days - the largest annual gathering of twins. Robert's mission is to create a meal for 250 twins in just 8 hours. The catch? In keeping with the Twins Days theme, for every dish Robert creates, he must make its twin. That means that Robert will have take the main ingredients from one dish and create a totally different second dish using those same main ingredients.
The Newseum is Washington DC's newest museum that chronicles history through the eyes of journalists, photographers and news media. Robert receives his mission via 40 foot LED screen at the Newseum by the noted newsman David Gregory. For this mission Robert has to prepare a news worthy meal in eight hours for 300 people based on four major food events in American history: early Thanksgiving, WWI food shortages, the invention of TV dinners, and the 1961 publication of Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking'. Along with food historian Francine Segan, and the Newseums' Emily Nicholson, Robert must create a historical menu spanning all of those diverse eras.The recipes for this episode are not yet available.
On a special holiday edition of Dinner Impossible, Robert is surprised when Guy Fieri pops up to deliver an extreme Holiday mission. Robert and Guy join forces with Share our Strength to give members of the Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs a day they'll never forget.