When the central feature of your Christian themed attraction is a full-size Noah’s Ark that’s 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, you end up doing other things big to go along with it! Big is certainly a word to describe our restaurant, Emzara’s Buffet, and its kitchen at the Ark Encounter.
Emzara’s Buffet seats 1,500 people and feeds nearly 3,000 guests every day during our busy summer season. This makes it one of the largest (and busiest) restaurants in the United States—and it takes quite the kitchen to operate this restaurant!
I recently did a Facebook Live video with Dan Anderson, the director of operations at both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. He gave me a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen at Emzara’s Buffet. It was fascinating to see the equipment and the amount of work that goes into feeding 3,000 people a day.
I encourage you to watch the video below. I think you’ll enjoy seeing a little bit of what it takes to operate just one part of the Ark Encounter themed attraction.
Plan your visit at Ark Encounter and Creation Museum.
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