Big Kitchens

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Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
The Series

BIG KITCHENS explores the mindboggling logistics, colossal cuisine and extraordinary characters behind the world’s biggest, most extreme kitchens and restaurants.

Each episode visits a different restaurant to reveal its secret workings – from the world’s biggest truck stop to the US Army’s largest dining area...from a jumbo jet catering facility, to the biggest kitchen cruising on the open ocean. We visit these monster kitchens on one of the busiest days in their calendar when they cook their biggest banquets.

We explore the airline kitchen that churns out 170,000 in-flight meals each day, the crab house serving a dish every 15 seconds to 700 diners a night, the cruise ship kitchen that goes through 140 tons of food supplies per week, the pizza restaurant serving 62 inch pizzas and many more…

We find out what makes each kitchen tick – the larger than life characters – the cooks and chefs; the bespoke technology behind the cooking; the dazzling logistics involved in seating so many people; the overwhelming volume of ingredients, and the power needed to cook it all. ?We discover the secrets behind their finest dishes and uncover the facts and stats that keep each extreme restaurant running. 



Episode 1 - Super Size Surf 'N Turf This episode explores one of America’s biggest surf ‘n turf restaurants.

Episode 2 - Massive New Mexican This episode follows the famous ‘Chile’ Twins as they serve up over a thousand of their spiciest dishes.

Episode 3 - Planet Pizza This episode explores how burgers the size of dinner plates followed by massive 62 inch pizza’s feed a packed Texan crowd.

Episode 4 - King Size Curry House The Royal Nawaab in Manchester, UK is one of the biggest curry houses in Britain.

Episode 5 - Monster Mardi Gras Mansion Commander’s Palace, one of the oldest and most iconic restaurants in America is pushed to the limit.

Episode 6 - Cheesecake Castle Cheesecake fans head to Brooklyn by the thousands for the biggest Cheesecake player in town – the mighty Juniors Restaurant.

Episode 7 - Jumbo Jet Feast This episode follows the teams at the biggest airline kitchen in the world.

Episode 8 - Fighting Food One of the biggest US Army bases in the world fights to feed 12,000 hungry soldiers a week.

Episode 9 - Colossal Cruise Ship In the Caribbean, one of the largest floating kitchens is dishing up fine dining for over three and a half thousand cruise ship passengers.

Episode 10 - Donut Drive Thru This episode explores a kitchen that makes Donuts so big they use buckets to cut them.

Episode 11 - Mega Truck Stop Right in the middle of one of America’s largest interstates is the biggest truck stop in the world.

Episode 12 - Vegas Super Hotel This episode follows the team behind the Bellagio hotel and one of the biggest buffets in the world.

Episode 13 - Vegas Brooklyn Bowl One of the biggest restaurants in Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl, cooks up three thousand plates a night.

Credits
Executive Producer
Series Producer
Line Producer
Junior Production Manager
13 x 30' for SBS, Shaw Media, Food UK, FYI