Food Network to Air Special 100th Episode of RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE, 5/7

Food Network to Air Special 100th Episode of RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE, 5/7

Viewers get a look behind all the sledgehammer wielding, family struggles and makeovers in a special Restaurant: Impossible 100th episode - "Meet the Impossible" - premiering Wednesday, May 7th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Chef Robert Irvine and his team have traveled to more than 100 locations across America, in hopes of turning around some of the country's most struggling restaurants with two days and only $10,000. Currently in its eighth season, hear the never-before-told stories behind the show and meet the folks that make this impossible series possible. Featuring an interview with Robert and Executive Producer Marc Summers; a first ever sit-down between Robert, his construction manager Tom Bury and all three designers; a look back at the dirtiest kitchens, most stubborn owners and most dramatic reveals and more!

"For eight seasons, viewers have tuned in week after week to watch Robert fix the most impossible situations," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "Robert is a unique mix of culinary star, restaurateur, makeover guru, hard driving coach, and psychologist, which makes him the perfect fit for doling out Tough Love to help put families back on the path to success."

With over twenty-five years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. Irvine brings his experience to Food Network as host of Restaurant: Impossible and has been previously seen on Restaurant Express, Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, and Food Network Star. A native of England, Robert joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 15 and his skills in The Kitchen soon came to the attention of his superiors. As part of his service for the Royal Navy, Robert was selected to work on board the Royal Yacht Britannia where the Royal Family and their entourages regularly dined. During his time training U.S. Navy chefs as part of a guest chef program, Robert worked in the White House kitchens and his creations were served to high-ranking government officials.

Restaurant: Impossible is produced by Marc Summers and Shooters TV.

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