Big Kitchens

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 6 - Cheesecake Castle

Cheesecake fans head to Brooklyn by the thousands for the biggest Cheesecake player in town – the mighty Juniors Restaurant and Cheesecake factory, churning out 150,000 of these perfect desserts a year!

In the heart of Brooklyn, New York City, is a legendary 450-seat restaurant serving up cheesecake on an epic scale – Junior’s. Every month their immense kitchen churns out 150,000 cheesecakes and 25 tons of pastrami to feed over 90,000 customers!

Opened in 1950 by Harry Rosen, it’s fallen to his grandson, Alan, to keep Junior’s massive operation running. The secret Junior’s cheesecake recipe has been handed down the generations and now each week, Alan needs enough cream cheese to fill 20 swimming pools!

As well as cheesecake, Junior’s have over 250 other classic New York dishes on their menu – from their famous Matzah Ball Soup, to their Cheese Blintzes. Today is the busiest day of the week – Alan’s team must juggle hundreds of hungry guests and the constant flow of delivery trucks needed to keep them fed.

Service gets critical as a run on their pastrami sandwiches means their supplier must rush an emergency meat order to the restaurant to keep the kitchen running and Executive Chef Adam must speed fry 200 crepes by hand to make a fresh batch of blintzes.

Will this cheesecake castle survive the onslaught, or will it collapse under the weight of the invading hoards?



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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