For most women, small parties traditionally begin in the kitchen. Female guests are known to join the hostess while she scurries around prepping food and keeping a close watch on oven temperatures and cooking times while cleverly arranging appetizers and pairing wine pours.
The thought of backyard cooking has been long-linked to summertime grilling of chicken, hot dogs and burgers, but by today’s standards, cooking outside can mean different things for different people. The most casual or upscale cooking and dining experiences can be simple or multifarious with memorable summer soirées making it into all four seasons. It can mean a great way to grill a new Southeast Asian satay, spit-roast a whole chicken using a savory baste with its beginnings in a nearby herb garden, bake an authentic bistro-style tomato pie, or cook veggies in adaptations that are socially and nutritionally good for you, your lady friends and family members.
Chances are there’s a cooking component from Cambridge and other hardscape product manufacturers that falls right into your outdoor lifestyle and reflects a fresh approach to favored indoor culinary tastes and personal cooking styles. The models from Cambridge can stand-alone or be built-in to a patio setting that also provides casual seating right where all the kitchen action is taking place.
Cambridge Fully-assembled Outdoor Grill Islands and Pre-cut/Pre-packaged Grill Module Kits, for example, are compact yet versatile, gas cooking and grilling patio components. They have the durability of hardscape materials and polished granite countertops plus premium-grade, stainless steel grills and cabinet access doors. For larger areas, four-piece Cambridge Fully-assembled Outdoor Kitchens can be arranged in “L”-shaped and “U”-shaped configurations or in a straight line. “L”-shaped models are also available in pre-cut/pre-packaged kits.
Large grills with five burners, two lights for nighttime cooking, rotisserie, built-in thermometer, warming rack and slide out grease tray are among the features included with the standard Cambridge Stainless Steel Appliance Packages. Consider adding an authentic, wood-burning Outdoor Pizza Oven or a Bar Module to broaden your backyard’s entertainment value.
A professional contractor can help with a design that is gender-neutral so everybody can enjoy the moment. Visit an authorized Cambridge Distributor for a handy Kitchen Design Template and plot your own space.
Like any recipe worth its salt, a pinch of Cambridge Outdoor Living Components within your patio setting blends right in with the flavors of Cambridge Pavingstones with ArmorTec®.