Dinner: Impossible

Season 4 Episode 1

Disney Dinner Dash

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 02, 2008 on Food Network
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Episode Summary

Disney Dinner Dash
Chef Irvine uses precious time on a scavenger hunt for clues to his challenge tonight. He has just nine-and-a-half hours to make a celebration dinner for 100 Dream Academy graduates along with 250 of their friends and family, but before he and his student chefs can begin they must visit all four of Disney World's theme parks and find a special guest judge. And once they reach their destination, equipment failure and a food shortage may make this mission truly impossible.moreless

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  • A real challenge, find your 4 helpers in 4 different parks and then go to a kitchen you never saw, make dinner for 250 with a chef, your sous chef George and 4 kids who never cooked before.moreless

    This one was tough for the chef and entertaining for us all. I could not imagine running all over the parks finding the helpers, having to go on rides and then dashing over to find no food and that your help was with you.

    I think the guest chef is a remarkable man and my hat is off to him for his quest. It takes a big man to do what he does, and to him the job was not getting the people fed but teaching the kids. The people can eat 15 minutes late, but if one or more of them learns something, his job is done.

    Yes they made it, and this episode shows that we all need to teach something at one time in our lives, it helps everyone.

    I see another episode next week from Puerto Rico with Chef Robert, it could not be that The Food Network decided to keep him, that would be one of the few smart decisions they have made in the last year. I do not care if Chef Robert may have fudged something on his resume. He can cook, he is entertaining and without him this show will fail. You cannot take Emeril out of his show and replace him with someone else, Robert Ervine is the heart and soul of this show.

    Being politically correct is one thing, what they did to Jag may have been the right thing to do but it left us with dismal finale and a new Food Network Star that was burnt out before she started.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Dishes Served:

      Halibut Provençal
      Smoked Turkey Collard Greens
      Shrimp Scampi
      Mac and Cheese
      Salmon with Mango Mustard Glaze
      Flank Steak
      Shrimp Grits
      Short Ribs
      Creole Chicken
      Fried Chicken

      Asian Salad
      Pasta Salad
      Greek Salad (not shown)

      Pasta Marinara (not shown)
      Stir-Fried Vegetables (not shown)

      Crème Brûlée

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jeff Henderson: I don't know if I can take another verbal whuppin' from Chef Robert today. (laughs) He's a big guy, I'm a big guy, but I'm gettin' old, man.

    • Kayla Williams: So, Robert, where did you learn this recipe for the salm– ?
      Robert: Where did I learn this?
      Kayla Williams: Yes.
      Robert: Right in this kitchen, right now. (Kayla laughs) It's called ingenuity at its best.

    • George: (about the EPCOT kitchen staff) These guys didn't think we were gonna make this much food; we're running out of items to cook here. Canned tomatoes are out, so I gotta go with fresh tomatoes. When I made the pasta salad, they didn't have broccoli. I think we threw 'em for a loop.

    • Jeff Henderson: One of my goals and ambitions now is anything to help at-risk young people, and inmates as well. I truly believe that all my blessings come from my give-back. I want to change lives through food.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode began a short season four, consisting of the previously recorded episodes with Robert Irvine before his resumé discrepancies were exposed. Food Network, which had done nominal promotion for the end of season three, did little to no ads for these episodes.

    • Also Featured:

      > TC Newman – Walt Disney World Ambassador
      > Kayla Williams – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Malcolm Ransom – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Jalen Grant – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Troy Williams – Disney Dreamers Academy
      > Chef Jeff Henderson – Host, The Chef Jeff Project
      > Chef Ken League – EPCOT Catering
      > Les – Manager, Hydroponic Greenhouse at EPCOT

      Note: Jeff Henderson's program, delayed at least once from a Fall 2007 timeslot, was scheduled for an October 2008 premiere at the time of this broadcast.

    • Special Thanks to Walt Disney World


    • Robert: I accomplished my last mission, and now, I'm goin' to Disney World!

      This references a popular advertising campaign by Disney wherein a team captain or wildly popular player on a winning team uttered the line above, substituting Disneyland where appropriate, after a Super Bowl or World Series win.

    • The title may be a play on the popular time-management videogame franchise Diner Dash, where Stacy must serve customers to complete levels and save her diners.