Chef Robert Irvine is in Ketchikan, Alaska, where he comes face to face with his largest challenge: a 2,900-passenger cruise ship! The ship is docked at port for the day, and Robert's mission is to create a light buffet of hors d'oeuvres for a sail-away party in less than eight hours! To top it off, the kitchen is eight decks away from the serving area! Will Robert be able to cook full steam ahead, or is this Dinner: Impossible?
It's the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, and Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, is throwing a party to celebrate! Chef Robert Irvine's orders are to create a gourmet meal for 1,000 decorated officers and VIPs in only 10 hours.
Here ye, Here ye, Chef Robert Irvine will cook for royalty at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. King Henry VIII has requested Chef Irvine's culinary expertise to create a royal feast fit for a king and 30 guests, but he can only use 16th-century ingredients, tools and cooking methods.
Chef Robert Irvine arrives at the Big Apple Circus to a ring filled with performers. He receives his challenge from Carrie, the host, and Barry, the creative consultant. They ask him to create a celebration dinner for the 30th anniversary of the circus. The hard part is satisfying the palates of the people of many nationalities that work with the circus. He has five hours to set up the dinner and buffet in the ring after the show.
Robert Irvine heads to the West Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania to receive his mission. He must feed 150 factory workers, executives and guests a gourmet, five-course plated dinner that incorporates chocolate into each course.
Chef Robert Irvine is given his challenge oceanside and told that he will have to create a luau for 150 people including resort guests and Hawaii natives. Renowned Hawaiian chef Sam Choy gives him a lesson in luau food, and Robert has to create multiple dishes with the food and equipment provided and work with some special local help. Can Robert speed up Hawaiian Time, or is this Dinner: Impossible?
Robert Irvine heads to Santa Fe, N.M., where he faces the challenge to prepare a quintessential New Mexican meal to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. He has six hours to cook for the 60 guests using only traditional methods, such as horno ovens, in an 18th-century kitchen outdoors and in 30-degree weather!
Robert Irvine's mission takes him to the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Wash., to create an unforgettable meal for a cross-cultural wedding! His challenge is to create a gourmet menu that fuses Asian and Irish cuisines, with hors d'oeuvres and a four-course plated dinner for 150 wedding guests in nine 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 to ensure that he could be present. Robert must make sure the menu abides by Scott's chemotherapy-related dietary restrictions as well as the bride's lactose-intolerance.
Chef Robert Irvine lands in Punxsutawney, Pa., to make a gourmet Groundhog Day breakfast for 250. He'll have to work through the night and work through some rough patches with surprise guest chefs from his past. If Robert can't make this mission a success, he may find himself in Groundhog Day all over again.
The heat is on for Robert Irvine to cook a celebratory dinner for 75 firefighters congratulating their colleague on a big promotion. He has seven hours to navigate a tiny kitchen and some inexperienced helpers to make this meal memorable.
Robert Irvine heads to the DC Improv Comedy Club in Washington, D.C., to receive his mission. He has just six hours to feed 225 audience members a gourmet, three-course plated dinner, including a four-item entree incorporating a meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian dish. The catch is Robert must use 15 ingredients that the improv troupe has brought for him.
Robert Irvine has just seven hours to get a crash course in brewing and create a five-course gourmet meal using Michelob Craft beers for 100 of the top brewers and tasters at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis.