How Medieval Times Serves 1300 Chicken Dinners in 30 Minutes — How to Make It


– This is, “How to Make It”, and today we’re at Medieval Times. (bouncy medieval music) Tory? – Yes, hello.
– Nice to meet you, I’m Katie. – Nice to meet you, Katie. – You are gonna be training
me a little bit tonight. – [Tory] I am. – I’m basically shadowing you – [Tory] Yes. – All night, for the performance. – We are going to be
talking to the guests, getting them involved
in the show a little, getting ’em really excited, of course- – Are we a part of this show? – We are a part of the show.
– Oh my god. – We have one part called procession, where we are down in the sand,
getting our guests amped up, and it’s fun. – Oh my gosh. And how many people
are coming out tonight, for this performance? Think I heard 740? – Wow, about. – 740 people? – So that’s a good-sized show. – Is that norm, that’s like- – That’s a good-sized show. – Do you ever do more than that? – Our max is about 1350. – 1350, well I’m here
on a good night then. Let’s go put costumes on. (upbeat music) Tory, what are the difficult
things about this job beyond a normal restaurant server without knights and horses and theater happening at the same time. – We’re bringing all 28 chickens, all 28 corns, potatoes, all at once, all in one shot, so it
is physically demanding. – And it’s faster. – It’s fast. (upbeat music) – Are there any pitfalls
I should be avoiding? – While I was training I made
it all the way out there, served my first two chickens, my arm gave out, and I
dropped the entire tray. It happens, we’ve all made mistakes, especially sometimes
it’s dark in the arena, drinks spill, there are mistakes, but we know how to take care of it, we have seen it all. – Confidence level waning. – It should be going up knowing that I, myself, have dropped everything. – What happens when
people ask for silverware? – What is silverware? – That’s your response? – We are in the 11th century, if you can eat a
cheeseburger you can do it, it’s fun, it’s easy, it’s great. – So what does the
welcome speech sound like? – You’re gonna wanna look at
the two ends of the tables, if you have their attention, then you know you’re good to go. Welcome to the castle, my name’s Victoria and I’m gonna be your server today. As you were guessing, cheering on the black and white knight, yay. You will also be cheering
on the red knight and the yellow knight. We like everyone on this side, they’re our friends they’re our allies. However, the real ugly colors behind me, we do not like them, you’re gonna wanna boo them the whole show. As you will see, there are
no utensils at the table, it is the 11th century you will be eating with these bad boys, it’s easy, it’s fun, you can do it I promise. We also let them know that we will be down in procession during the show, so please do cheer us on. – That might hurt your tip situation. – Nope, not at all. – I’m giving that intro. – So that’s the thing, it’s our time to really get the guests engaged and ready for the show. – This is a lot of people interaction. – It is. – There’s a reason why I’m
normally holed up in the kitchen, not dealing with- – And you have to stay in
character the entire time. So my lords, my ladies,
young squires, princess. – What? – Smiling, positive body language, so it’s just a constant stream
of us giving them everything. – So we’re working the whole time. – The whole time, yeah. – Okay. (cheering) – Hello my lords and ladies, welcome, what’s our table number? – Fourteen. – Fourteen, we’re gonna be right here, just slide all the way in. – Absolutely. – You’re gonna try and do the speech. – Interject if I forget something. – You got it. – Cause I’m sure I will. Welcome everyone, I’m Katie, I’m gonna be your server tonight. Just to let you know, we are cheering for knights in all of these colors, yellow, red, what’s our
colors, black and white. And then we ask that
you do not bang together any of your plates, cups,
it scares the horses, we don’t want that to happen, and- – [Tory] Enjoy the tournament. – Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. (cheering) (suspenseful music) So normally there are
three shows in one day. I have never experienced
anything like this. – We only have maybe
30 minutes to turn over for the next show, so we have to pre-bus everything off of our tables to get all the garbage and all the cups, get everything away, so that basically when the guests are getting up and leaving our tables are clear, we’re wiping, we’re resetting, and we’re doing it again. – I didn’t even think about that. This is an unbelievable operation, like I just, I’m overwhelmed, and I can’t imagine doing this alone. Look at the horses. I don’t want Tory to catch me. – Let the feast now be served. – This (censor beep) is
no joke, like for real, we have been running,
I have so much respect for you times 100. – Yup, it’s a lot of work. – This is not like regular
restaurant service, obviously. There was just a falcon flying around. (upbeat music) So the thing I noticed the most about this versus serving in a normal restaurant, number one everything is heavy, like so much heavier than
you would ever be carrying. You are bringing so much food out, so fast and consecutively,
it’s just crazy to me. – [Announcer] Medieval Times. – How many chickens did we serve tonight? – Arena-wide I would say we
were about 800, 800 or so. – And is that at like 3/4 capacity? Half? – Pretty much. – Okay, in this same situation, for this amount of people
if I were in the kitchen I’d be like oh I’m good,
show me where the kitchen is, but being out here, you
know, front of the house, part of the performance, in
an arena, you are amazing. So, we’re looking done for tonight. – Yes, so our station is pretty much done, we’re pretty much done here, but we do have one last thing, we’re gonna go muck out some stalls so care to follow me
we’re gonna go this way. – If you liked this episode and you’d like to see more, click here. First time using a chainsaw. We are in Astoria, Queens and
we are at Locomotive Studios and I’m about to go
meet my friend Shintaro who’s going to show me
how to make an ice bowl.

100 comments on “How Medieval Times Serves 1300 Chicken Dinners in 30 Minutes — How to Make It”

  1. Gloria Raines says:

    Oh my God, I am such a germaphobe and if I had physically seen that lady handling those bowls by putting her entire four fingers inside of my bowl while she was setting those tables…. I WOULD HAVE GONE NUTS & DEMANDED A NEW BOWL! I'm trying to decide if I want to go to the arena in the Chicago area which is actually located in the suburbs of Chicago called Schaumburg, IL. I WOULD JUST STOW AWAY A FORK, KNIFE & SPOON WRAPPED IN A ZIPLOCK BAG INSIDE MY PURSE TO USE TO EAT WITH!

  2. The Watcher says:

    Any one else picturing the cable guy wearing chicken skin on his face?

  3. Roonasaur says:

    Please dont bang plates/cups, it scares the horses . . . but they're totally ok with swordfights and jousting. lol

  4. Jerry Pizzini says:

    Here he… here he…..

  5. Celia Elizabeth says:

    I know I’m bein annoying but I’m bothered by where she was grabbing the bowls when she was putting them down.

  6. Andy Flint says:

    The cable guy (Jim Carey) was there

  7. L f says:

    that arm flap tho!

  8. Sergio Aguilar says:

    They walk over to Costco

  9. JOSH says:

    midevail times and pirate times are both good shows if you’re in la and have the money and time i highly recommend it. get their early but it’s very fun especially for families and kids but even older adults get into it

  10. JOSH says:

    i kinda wanted to see how they prepare the food tho

  11. Commentator541 says:

    This should actually be illegal as it is unsanitary.

  12. Lucinda Garcia says:

    so weird that such an exciting place is in my tiny lil hometown

  13. Luis Diaz says:

    I went once and chopped my pheasant girlfriends head so I could eat her soup and bread.

  14. Pardon me are You aaron burr sir says:

    Silverware 100% existed in the 11th century.

  15. Backshot Barbie says:

    That food good as hell to me . I been once in Atlanta

  16. sk8rdad says:

    just so y'all know, the green knight always wins…

  17. Ricke mango says:

    You mean baby dragons?

  18. jasmin camarena says:

    Lady in the back at 4:14 had a spoon…so ..liars..

  19. Nemo007 says:

    to be fair they did title is "How they SERVE the chicken" not "how they make the chicken". That's just the name of the show

  20. Khan07 says:

    Am I the only one here that thinks that there should be more serving wenches and have more wenching cleavage? At least that's what I think of when I hear Medieval Times.

  21. W C says:

    I want to dine there someday.

  22. L Flor says:

    I went to Medieval Times back in December 2015. I loved every minute of it.

  23. Arena Osprey Film says:

    Where the fck is the chicken la cooking part? 😤

  24. Devoted Cetacean says:

    The chicken always looks undercooked

  25. Jarren Z says:

    Do non- white ppl go to these?

  26. Lezon Whitworth says:

    I’ve been here its fun

  27. Vanesa Nunez says:

    Lol I remember going to midieval times, it was so cool and the food they served was so good! I think I was on the yellow team and I got a yellow paper crown hehe

  28. Kristen Cali says:

    I've never been to Medieval Times lol

  29. Lili Da says:

    The food always turned me off

  30. Hogar says:

    Okay but the Potatoes are fade.

  31. MrColinwith1L says:

    Corn and potatoes? Not that medieval is it.

  32. Itchybell games says:

    Pretty odvious they used slavery

  33. Bexley I. says:

    Not even a snapshot of the plate!

  34. QveenLee !!! says:

    I went there and it was so strange

  35. E.G.C says:

    Isn’t medieval time in Texas

  36. Pup lice says:

    What if someone doesn't have hands to eat?

  37. Chloe Hackney says:

    I love medieval times. Great for families

  38. bayleigh says:

    Why do literally all of the Medieval Times actors look the same… there’s always that one white skinny guy with a dark brown ponytail

  39. Quincy Robinson says:

    As she puts her hand inside every bowl

  40. lou Albino says:

    This place is real? I thought it was a made up place in the cable guy.

  41. Biggie Cheese says:

    But….. they did have silverware in the 12th century

  42. Mike Hunt says:

    Where is this?

  43. Marty Martin says:

    Why are y’all made at the caption? It says how did they SERVE 1300 chickens. Not make 1300 chickens.

  44. LuminanceSnow says:

    Chicken ain't that good

  45. Jay Flaboozy says:

    I would honestly just go there for the food, that’s basically the only reason I ever go anywhere

  46. Jay Flaboozy says:

    “This is not like any restaurant service” gurl…. GURLLLL, every restaurant is crazy to work at

  47. kauigirl808 says:

    Order the vegan meal in advance, you will not regret it. Everyone was staring at my meal. You can always share it with someone. Friends was not impressed with their meals.

  48. VMWashington25 says:

    You won’t see how they make the chicken

  49. Anais Gouati says:

    I went to the one in Toronto and their food was wack

  50. Maya Abadir says:

    but the chicken is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

  51. e vil says:

    Yessssss sugar mommy clog up my arteries

  52. thatboy dre says:

    No silverware what did they use to serve the chicken

  53. theinfamous 123 says:

    Does the food come with the show or??????

  54. Chester Cobblepot says:

    Title talks about 1300 chickens being prepared not one is shown👎

  55. champcity chea says:

    Always respect the service industry!

  56. gangrail says:

    11th century had utensils but its fun so im cool with it love going here

  57. DNZ 1014 says:

    Anyone else go watch cable guy scene

  58. Mussels says:

    I think she became a chicken herself with those wings at 2:14

  59. Alfredo Alcantar says:

    Arm lubhandels

  60. Mike Elbow says:

    They'll be chewing carpet off camera. I think.

  61. Duhlorence69 Buttsweat says:

    All i can think of is the cable guy

  62. Jasmine Valiente says:

    And for some reason it's so delicious

  63. mrfurball says:

    Using your hands to eat greasy chicken will leave just about every surface full of grease, I'm I wrong?

  64. TheDerpDerpPenguin says:

    I’m going there for the sixth time this year and tbh I’m kinda sick of it lol it is a good experience tho
    I was on the green knight thing and he won 😀 (last yr)

  65. Noc says:

    I love eating chicken next to horse poop

  66. Eevee says:

    Raw ass meat, is pretty boring. Lmao

  67. sarge727 says:

    LOL medieval times isnt bringing you tips babe

  68. A Ames says:

    Hello everyone. I have a question. My son is extremely picky and I just wanted to ask. Does the tomato soup have anything chunky in it

  69. JP Angeles says:

    Probably 20 Mexicans from east LA cooking the food in the back

  70. MGYT says:

    No wonder why their food be trash

  71. The Puppet Man says:

    But….. how do they make that much chicken?it never shows

  72. real world24 says:

    I thought it was Turkey legs

  73. Rihanna Whyt3 says:

    I went there today and the chicken was nasty😷

  74. Chabbaquq Yahudah Yahisreal says:

    she has her hand in the blows that just nasty and have no gloves on

  75. Lemon Juice says:

    Going there for my school trip in 5 days

  76. Mickey Porter says:

    They undercook the chicken.. thats how

  77. Brayden Shanga says:

    I can smell the chicken through my speaker

  78. TheSneakyOnion says:

    Why is everyone saying this is so weird? Its literally dinner and a show. Is it that much different from watching sports at a bar?

  79. SvyLess Gvng says:

    Went there today loved it

  80. SvyLess Gvng says:

    My mom asked for some forks it was hilarious

  81. K J says:

    Victoria shook hands in a weird way, like she was trying to bring her elbow above her hand.

  82. ThatBoiJesse1 says:

    Im going to the one in conneticuit

  83. Dominant Shark Squad says:

    Amazing

  84. Pandasgore says:

    lol i went and was wondering where the spoons were for the soup but you drink it lol

  85. Dave Otuwa says:

    TOURNAMENT OF KINGS at Excalibur in Las Vegas is similar to the drama in the chain Medieval Times. The name of the drama is eponymous to the chain.

  86. Dave Otuwa says:

    2:40 one's bare hands

  87. Dave Otuwa says:

    1:58 stainless steel dining utensils (forks, spoons, knives)

  88. Dave Otuwa says:

    Since Medieval Times transports guests to the 11th century, filming and photography must also be prohibitory.

  89. Figueroa Rury Laquinta says:

    The Girl teaching is Beautiful

  90. lovlisparrow says:

    Id love to go to one of these, but i doubt they have vegetarian options

  91. Chris Anderson says:

    There should be no cell phones allowed in Medieval Times yo

  92. Polkat says:

    I just went there yesterday haha

  93. ariana ghandi says:

    I had to pause the cable guy just to see if this was a real thing crazy

  94. a random dude says:

    3:53 "We ask that you do not bang together-
    Me: What?
    Her: The plates bla bla bla
    Me: Oh… Weird way to say that.

  95. shinysonic 35 says:

    I got food poisoning there! Dont go!

  96. mugensamurai says:

    Winner winner chicken dinner.

  97. Chef Samy says:

    I am going there October 29 2019 Texas

  98. Harley Quinn says:

    Guys I will go there on my next birthday I have a Morgana costume from the BBC merlin can I wear my outfit or I have to wear casual?

  99. TubeScrewed says:

    I'm always afraid a horse is going to kick horse poop up on my plate.

  100. Walter Ontiveros says:

    Can't wait to go there

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