07/26/2011 09:24 am ET Updated Sep 25, 2011

Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship Kitchen Revealed (PHOTOS)

The phrase "runs a tight ship" isn't applicable anywhere more than in the kitchens of an ocean liner. When you've got over two thousand guests to feed, plus a staff of around a thousand or so, a "tight ship" is essential. But also having the right temperament to deal with various needs that might arise is important, especially when you're dealing with a multicultural staff, special events, nearly a dozen kitchens, and -- well, you name it, it's likely the kitchen staff on the Queen Mary 2 has seen it.

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