Big Kitchens

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Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 5 - Monster Mardi Gras Mansion

Mardi Gras masses descend on the famous Commanders Palace in New Orleans where fine dining meets creole craziness and Chef Tory McPhail’s succulent shrimp stocks are being pushed to the limit!

In New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras. Over one million people flood to the city to party but they also want to eat! Commander’s Palace, one of the oldest and most iconic restaurants in America is pushed to the limit.

Opened in 1880 this old establishment was one of the first restaurants to put creole cuisine on the international stage. Today it has expanded into a 400 seat gourmet castle renowned for it’s exquisite southern seafood cuisine and fine dining. 10 tons of the freshest fish and 300,000 shrimp are cooked up ever year. Commander’s Palace creates mouthwatering seafood sensations on a massive scale! 

Today on the restaurant’s busiest day of the year Head Chef Tory McPhail rallies his team to serve up Mardi Gras lunch for over a thousand guests - and these party people don’t just want one course, they are ready to feast on all the seafood delights on the menu!

Gallons of their famous turtle soup are cooked up and thousands of their shrimp are peeled but still the kitchen is in danger of running out of seafood! Chef Tory battles the Mardi Gras parades as he makes a dash across town in search of more supplies.

Back at the restaurant maître di Keith tries to keep smiling as more and more guests arrive at this monster Mardi Gras mansion.



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.

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