Big Kitchens

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Episode 8 - Fighting Food

One of the biggest US Army bases in the world fights to feed 12,000 hungry soldiers a week at Fort Bragg’s big bad kitchens!

In Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Falcon Inn is one of the US Army's largest dining facilities.  With just three manic 90 minute servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this monster cafeteria is run with military precision.

Open seven days a week, the 538 seat Falcon Inn is always packed.  A 105 strong team makes sure that eight service stations are stocked well enough to satisfy the biggest of appetites.  These really are the hardest working cooks in the military.

Today, the team is dealing with a breakfast crush, as soldiers cram into the dining facility to fuel up for the day ahead.  It's the usual protein packed meal, so the chefs are scrambling to keep up the supplies of breakfast essentials like, eggs, bacon and cream ground beef.

Lunchtime promises to be even busier, with paratroopers preparing for an afternoon jump.  And to make life even tougher, Sergeant Gardner, the Falcon Inn boss, finds herself chasing a missing delivery full of crucial provisions.

In the kitchen, the cooking team is rushing to replenish every item on the serving lines, while at the same time maintaining a culinary standard that's way beyond stereotypical army slop.  It's a fast-moving operation, but these cooks won't stop until every last soldier has a healthy feed and a full stomach.



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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