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

December 9, 2019

– 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.

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  • Reply Daniel Ly April 5, 2019 at 4:52 pm

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

  • Reply Roonasaur April 6, 2019 at 12:35 am

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

  • Reply Jerry Pizzini April 7, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Here he… here he…..

  • Reply Celia Elizabeth April 7, 2019 at 3:45 am

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

  • Reply Andy Flint April 8, 2019 at 3:51 am

    The cable guy (Jim Carey) was there

  • Reply L f April 11, 2019 at 4:10 am

    that arm flap tho!

  • Reply Sergio Aguilar April 11, 2019 at 6:18 am

    They walk over to Costco

  • Reply JOSH April 11, 2019 at 7:58 am

    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

  • Reply JOSH April 11, 2019 at 8:01 am

    i kinda wanted to see how they prepare the food tho

  • Reply Commentator541 April 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    This should actually be illegal as it is unsanitary.

  • Reply Lucinda Garcia April 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm

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

  • Reply RCCrawling And More April 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

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

  • Reply Pardon me are You aaron burr sir April 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Silverware 100% existed in the 11th century.

  • Reply Backshot Barbie April 12, 2019 at 1:05 am

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

  • Reply sk8rdad April 12, 2019 at 1:52 am

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

  • Reply Ricke mango April 12, 2019 at 2:50 am

    You mean baby dragons?

  • Reply jasmin camarena April 12, 2019 at 6:45 am

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

  • Reply Nemo007 April 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    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

  • Reply Khan07 April 12, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    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.

  • Reply W C April 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I want to dine there someday.

  • Reply L Flor April 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm

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

  • Reply Arena Osprey Film April 12, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Where the fck is the chicken la cooking part? ?

  • Reply Devoted Cetacean April 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    The chicken always looks undercooked

  • Reply Jarren Z April 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Do non- white ppl go to these?

  • Reply Lezon Whitworth April 13, 2019 at 12:33 am

    I’ve been here its fun

  • Reply Vanesa Nunez April 13, 2019 at 1:34 am

    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

  • Reply Kristen Cali April 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    I've never been to Medieval Times lol

  • Reply Lili Da April 13, 2019 at 4:07 am

    The food always turned me off

  • Reply Hogar April 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Okay but the Potatoes are fade.

  • Reply MrColinwith1L April 13, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Corn and potatoes? Not that medieval is it.

  • Reply Itchybell games April 13, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Pretty odvious they used slavery

  • Reply Bexley I. April 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Not even a snapshot of the plate!

  • Reply QveenLee !!! April 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I went there and it was so strange

  • Reply E.G.C April 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Isn’t medieval time in Texas

  • Reply Pup lice April 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    What if someone doesn't have hands to eat?

  • Reply Chloe Hackney April 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I love medieval times. Great for families

  • Reply bayleigh April 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    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

  • Reply Quincy Robinson April 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    As she puts her hand inside every bowl

  • Reply lou Albino April 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm

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

  • Reply Biggie Cheese April 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm

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

  • Reply Mike Hunt April 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Where is this?

  • Reply Marty Martin April 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm

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

  • Reply LuminanceSnow April 13, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Chicken ain't that good

  • Reply Jay Flaboozy April 13, 2019 at 6:26 pm

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

  • Reply Jay Flaboozy April 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

  • Reply kauigirl808 April 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply VMWashington25 April 13, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    You won’t see how they make the chicken

  • Reply Anais Gouati April 14, 2019 at 1:14 am

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

  • Reply Maya Abadir April 14, 2019 at 5:01 am

    but the chicken is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

  • Reply e vil April 14, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Yessssss sugar mommy clog up my arteries

  • Reply thatboy dre April 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

    No silverware what did they use to serve the chicken

  • Reply theinfamous 123 April 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

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

  • Reply Chester Cobblepot April 14, 2019 at 10:54 am

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

  • Reply champcity chea April 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Always respect the service industry!

  • Reply gangrail April 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm

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

  • Reply DNZ 1014 April 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Anyone else go watch cable guy scene

  • Reply Mussels April 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

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

  • Reply Alfredo Alcantar April 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Arm lubhandels

  • Reply Mike Elbow April 15, 2019 at 4:35 am

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

  • Reply Duhlorence69 Buttsweat April 15, 2019 at 8:36 am

    All i can think of is the cable guy

  • Reply Jasmine Valiente April 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    And for some reason it's so delicious

  • Reply mrfurball April 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm

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

  • Reply TheDerpDerpPenguin April 29, 2019 at 2:06 am

    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)

  • Reply Noc May 6, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I love eating chicken next to horse poop

  • Reply Eevee May 7, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Raw ass meat, is pretty boring. Lmao

  • Reply sarge727 May 7, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    LOL medieval times isnt bringing you tips babe

  • Reply A Ames May 9, 2019 at 6:05 am

    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

  • Reply JP Angeles May 12, 2019 at 1:55 am

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

  • Reply MGYT May 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    No wonder why their food be trash

  • Reply The Puppet Man May 14, 2019 at 1:07 am

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

  • Reply real world24 May 16, 2019 at 5:17 am

    I thought it was Turkey legs

  • Reply Rihanna Whyt3 May 18, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I went there today and the chicken was nasty?

  • Reply Chabbaquq Yahudah Yahisreal May 18, 2019 at 5:57 pm

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

  • Reply Lemon Juice May 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Going there for my school trip in 5 days

  • Reply Mickey Porter May 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    They undercook the chicken.. thats how

  • Reply Brayden Shanga May 31, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I can smell the chicken through my speaker

  • Reply TheSneakyOnion June 3, 2019 at 12:17 am

    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?

  • Reply SvyLess Gvng June 5, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Went there today loved it

  • Reply SvyLess Gvng June 5, 2019 at 5:34 am

    My mom asked for some forks it was hilarious

  • Reply K J June 11, 2019 at 9:35 pm

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

  • Reply ThatBoiJesse1 June 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Im going to the one in conneticuit

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  • Reply Pandasgore June 19, 2019 at 8:37 pm

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

  • Reply Dave Otuwa June 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

    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.

  • Reply Dave Otuwa June 20, 2019 at 8:18 am

    2:40 one's bare hands

  • Reply Dave Otuwa June 20, 2019 at 8:19 am

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

  • Reply Dave Otuwa June 20, 2019 at 8:22 am

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

  • Reply Figueroa Rury Laquinta June 20, 2019 at 10:28 am

    The Girl teaching is Beautiful

  • Reply lovlisparrow July 14, 2019 at 11:36 pm

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

  • Reply Chris Anderson July 19, 2019 at 2:26 am

    There should be no cell phones allowed in Medieval Times yo

  • Reply Polkat August 1, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I just went there yesterday haha

  • Reply ariana ghandi August 21, 2019 at 4:42 am

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

  • Reply a random dude September 30, 2019 at 3:21 am

    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.

  • Reply shinysonic 35 September 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I got food poisoning there! Dont go!

  • Reply mugensamurai October 4, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Winner winner chicken dinner.

  • Reply Chef Samy October 25, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I am going there October 29 2019 Texas

  • Reply Harley Quinn November 3, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    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?

  • Reply TubeScrewed November 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm

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

  • Reply Walter Ontiveros November 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Can't wait to go there

  • Reply rajath 2137 December 2, 2019 at 3:51 am

    No silverware but you serve tomatoes, potatoes and aerated beverages? What a ponzi business and what a shitty click bait video?

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