Introducing Grillo's Sitting Down Series

“The heart of the home is the kitchen. Perhaps it’s the same in the garden.” Kate Gould

Welcome to our ‘Sitting Down With’ series. This is where we catch up with garden designers, landscapers and specifiers to find out what inspired them to incorporate a Grillo Outdoor Kitchen into the space they were working on!

The series follows a similar structure where we asked each individual a few different questions, ranging from the requirements of the homeowner, right up to what they predict future trends may be. We also include photographs of the space they worked on, and the Grillo Outdoor Kitchen layout that was installed.

Limebok Landscaping

Brett and Sally Penny set up Limebok Landscaping in 2008. They specialise in high-end garden transformations with a focus on outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces.

Their recent project in Berkhamsted saw a full garden transformation into the ultimate outdoor living area.

Brett mentioned ‘We designed the Grillo kitchen into the garden after seeing one at a trade fair and knowing it was exactly the right product for the space.’

Tim Horner

A fireside chat with born-and-bred Aussie Tim Horner – now from Waratah Gardens, West Sussex, UK.  Tim is an Aussie garden designer who has lived and worked in Great Britain for 25 years, and has been using Grillo in his projects for 5 years. We sat down with him for a chat about fire, cricket, landscaping and life.

Simon Orchard

Simon Orchard Garden Design is a thriving boutique studio creating premium gardens in Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex and London. Our clients want the best garden they can get – and we deliver this by taking time to understand the client and their brief, creating a design that is cohesive and harmonious with the surroundings, and specifying the very best materials and accessories on the market.

Tristan Welch

Tristan Welch is an award winning chef, who has trained with Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay to name but a few. He worked his way up the food chain at top restaurants in London and Paris, including Le Gavroche and L’Arpège, before spending three years working in the Caribbean. Tristan finally returned home from paradise, and is back in his hometown of Cambridge as Chef Director of the highly awarded new restaurant, Parker’s Tavern at UNIVERSITY ARMS, CAMBRIDGE.

Be inspired and get your creative juices flowing… watch Tristan cook up a Grillo feast in true British style…

Jack Dunckley

Jack Dunckley is a young landscape designer from Sussex now based in London. Providing award winning garden design consultations around the country and abroad Jack has the ability to transform any garden however big or small. He has a won over 20 prestigious awards for his achievements including 10 RHS medals at shows including the famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. Notably, he is the youngest medal winner for a show garden at Chelsea to date.

Marco Biasetti

Marco is a true Italian pizzaiolo, entertainer, crowd pleaser, and brand ambassador for Delivita. He visited Grillo HQ to demonstrate his skills and the unique qualities of the Delivita wood fired pizza ovens, and the results were… bellissimo! We sat down with Marco to discuss peels, parmesan, and sacrificial pizza… read the full interview below.

Kate Gould

Kate Gould started her business in her early 20s and has since achieved multiple Award Winning Gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Kate has incorporated Grillo in to a few of her garden designs. Kate believes ‘Gardens should be used, not just looked at, and an outdoor kitchen creates a social space.’

Rosemary Coldstream

Rosemary Coldstream from the award-winning Rosemary Coldstream Garden Design commented “we selected Grillo because it was the perfect option for the client – size, space, storage, look and durability – it ticked all the boxes! It sits well in the space complimenting the garden room. The colour echoes the garden room door frame and provides balance to the design.”

Ready to start building?

Head to our online shop to browse the pre-designed Vantage layouts, or to build your own!

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