We often look to chef’s kitchens for small, smart details, borrowed from professional cookspaces, that make cooking seamless: think easy-reach utensil storage, warming areas, and multi-basin sinks for easy cleanup. But we’ve yet to see the same principles applied to outdoor kitchens—until now.
In warm weather, and especially now, we love the idea of not only eating and gathering but cooking outdoors, too. Enter the outdoor kitchen components from DCS Outdoor Appliances, an outfit started in Southern California, dedicated to creating premium grills and outdoor cookspaces. Their new outdoor kitchen is a collaboration between DCS and their ambassador, the French-born, LA-based chef Ludo Lefebvre, along with his design team, helmed by Marie Flannigan. Every element—from the kitchen layout down to the height of the burners—is finely tuned for ease of cooking, all with the eye of a professional chef. Plus, the kitchen is versatile, ideal for grilling but also for cooking paella or crawfish boils atop the Power Burner, even baking in the close-top grill.
Take a look at the ultimate outdoor kitchen, with chef-designed elements for a super-functional outdoor space: