Big Kitchens

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Episode 9 - Colossal Cruise Ship

The mighty kitchens in one of the largest cruise ships in the world work round the clock to feed almost 4,000 guests some of the finest dining on the high seas!

In the Caribbean, one of the largest floating kitchens is dishing up fine dining for over three and a half thousand cruise ship passengers.  The tireless staff on the Regal Princess work across 20 huge galleys to provide round-the-clock food that is just as stunning as the holidaymakers’ tropical surroundings.

Launched in 2014, the 1000ft long Regal Princess is a true leviathan.  And with 3,700 passengers and over 1,300 crew to feed, it has an equally giant cooking operation.  Every week these kitchens get through a whopping 140 tons of food.

We join the ship on a seven day tour of the Eastern Caribbean.  With just ten hours to stock up 15 massive provision rooms, the kitchen team can’t miss a single item.  As well as cooking for guests in 16 different bars and restaurants spread over 17 decks, this week the team also has to prepare a monster beach barbecue in the Bahamas.

And that’s not all.  Today the 300 chefs on board are rolling out a special menu, celebrating 50 years of Princess cruises.  Lobster, scallops and oxtail pasta head up a menu that is rounded off by a spectacular dessert that has taken three days to prepare.  This is haute cuisine on the high seas, and with the cruisers on board expecting only the best, the team can’t afford any mistakes.



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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