Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has become one of the first operators in the UK to install a WWOO outdoor kitchen at his pub, The Crown at Bray.
The Michelin-starred chef was joined by staff from his restaurant, the Fat Duck, as well as from The Crown, as he unveiled the WWOO outdoor kitchen at the official UK launch of his own barbecue range (Everdure by Heston Blumenthal) at a special event in the garden of the pub.
The WWOO kitchens are new to the UK market for Spring/Summer 2017 and are designed to be suitable for any outside space, including for commercial use.
Created by Dutch designer, Piet-Jan van den Kommer, WWOO kitchens claim to have already transformed the outdoor cooking and eating experience in chic restaurants and pubs across Europe, as they combine durability with contemporary aesthetics. They have not been available to buy in the UK until this year, and only need one day to install.
Made from raw materials such as concrete, wood and steel, the WWOO kitchens can be bought by component. At the entry level, this aims to make it a very affordable way to achieve a designer outdoor kitchen look.
At the highest end of the spectrum, the WWOO kitchen is a luxury buy: a fully equipped outside room, built in anthracite or grey concrete, with a pizza oven, an integrated steel fireplace, a stainless steel sink, robust wooden storage crates, olive-wood cutting boards, a canopy to cover two segments and barstools.
Simon Hawkins, the UK distributor of WWOO, commented: “As more people extend traditional living into their outside space and become experts in the art of barbecuing, eating outside is becoming the norm for the summer months.
“But an outside kitchen is much more than a barbecue area. The WWOO kitchens are very stylish, very contemporary. They look stunning, are wonderfully practical, and are fantastic for providing that beautiful but functional space outside in the warmer months: to eat, entertain, relax.”