Outdoor kitchens are not just booming in the residential market. Hospitality and commercial properties such as hotels, luxury resorts, golf and country clubs, restaurants, and other venues are also jumping on the bandwagon. They have discovered that outdoor kitchens create social environments that enhance the property’s ambiance, improve guests’ experiences as well as generate revenues. In addition, the innovative concept of mobile kitchens provides the ability to delineate space, dynamically creating a gathering space anywhere on the property.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Michael Gotowala, founder of the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties, a dealer of Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, was recently commissioned to design a mobile exterior kitchen for the Greenwich Country Club, located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The mobile outdoor kitchen includes a total of five modular units, crafted by Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, each of which is on a set of wheels for easy mobility. Two of the carts feature stainless steel non-refrigerated, insulated drop-ins. “These portable outdoor kitchens are perfect for hospitality applications because they can be maneuvered to create multiple configurations and can be easily stored during down times,” explains Gotowala.
The kitchen itself is primarily designed for the staff to host breakfasts, mid-morning snacks, lunches, mid-afternoon snacks, pre-dinner appetizers, and dinners for club members during the warmer seasons. “The modular construction covers the gamut of outdoor dining,” says Gotowala.
To ensure complete functionality, each section is equipped with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ stainless steel cabinetry in the company’s Pompeiian Gold powder coat finish. The cabinets allow for staff to easily access cutlery and crockery as well as food items requiring no refrigeration. As a result, the turn-around between the various meal courses is smooth and well-organized.
The Key West shaker-style door complements the stainless steel outdoor countertop for a sophisticated, transitional look. The overall appearance of the outdoor kitchen blends seamlessly with the club’s existing architecture and exterior space.
For more information about the Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties, visit www.outdoorkitchendesigner.com.
Photo Credit: Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties