Big Kitchens

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Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 7 - Jumbo Jet Feast

This episode follows the teams at the biggest airline kitchen in the world, making enough food to feed a country the size of Canada for a week, whilst working against the clock to keep Dubai’s gourmet fleet flying high.

The biggest facility of its kind anywhere in the World, Emirates Airline Catering facility is the size of ten American football pitches, and in its eight year history has served over 265 million meals!

Based in the heart of Dubai, like the airport itself, the Emirates Catering Facility runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each day a team of 520 chefs turns out around 170,000 meals to cater for around 400 flights, and every ingredient is ordered by the ton.

Today, the team are facing a busy flight plan packed with sold out flights, with thousands of hungry passengers to feed. Flight Dispatcher Michael has his hands full making sure every one of the thousands of meals makes it to every flight on time. Tray setter Dean is also working up to the wire as last minute upgrades cause panic.

As if it isn’t busy enough, today is a big day for head chef James Griffith. It’s his new menu’s final exam, and nine months of hard development work hinge on the verdict of a tough team of taste testers. Executive chef Mike Borsdorf is also in the hot seat, as he unexpectedly gets a visit from the strict Emirates quality testers keen to sample his first class kingfish dish. Meanwhile chef Said has 650 pounds of hummous to produce, pastry chef Peter has to deliver 17,000 chocolate cakes and Syrian chef Fadi must make 5,000 baklava by hand.



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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