Patio and Outdoor kitchens have been around for about a million years — literally — ever since humanoids first learned how to use fire to cook food.
Moving fire indoors was the real revolution, and a luxury most families couldn’t enjoy for much of history. It’s no wonder the kitchen is finally returning to its natural place in the order of things, the backyard.
The past 10 years have seen an explosion of outdoor kitchens and products that transform the backyard into a party pad, family gathering place or romantic enclave. What brings the party? Food and libations, and that’s the whole point of moving your kitchen outdoors.
For some inspiration, Viteo makes one of the most beautiful and innovative lines around. And with their stainless steel, Corian and teak interchangeable elements, you can choose the pieces that suit your cooking style. Gas hot plates, an electric grill, a sink, a wok and other options are all mix and match.
Here’s a checklist of features you might want when considering an outdoor kitchen:
- Prep surface
- Food storage
- Pizza oven
- Fire pit
- Pavilion or trellis
- Ceiling fan