Grillo Featured on Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off 2024

Grillo was thrilled to provide the outdoor kitchen for Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, airing in 2024!


Ainsley Harriott and an ensemble of chefs, in three exquisite National Trust gardens, will serve up sizzling summer feasts and celebrate the joy of outdoor cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in an outdoor kitchen. Grillo was pleased to provide the outdoor kitchen in an upcoming ITV culinary sensation, Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, set to premiere summer, 2024. 

Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off - Blickling Hall Estate

Featured in the show, Blickling Hall Estate National Trust property in Norfolk. The perfect setting for cooking in the outdoor kitchen! 

Filming has already concluded, and the Grillo team is eagerly anticipating sharing the love of outdoor cooking with even more gastronomy enthusiasts when the show airs!

Featured in the Grillo outdoor kitchen: a Gusto charcoal BBQ, a Bull gas BBQ and the Delivita Pizza Oven! We’ve loved transforming these quaint country gardens into an alfresco arcadia for Ainsley Harriott and other esteemed chefs to enjoy.

The outdoor kitchen  is within the walled garden for Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, at Blickling Hall Estate, Norfolk.

An extensive team of chefs received invitations from ITV to participate in the cook off, which commemorates the flavors of summer and the allure of the English country garden.

The show places Ainsley Harriott in the role of judge for the chefs to show off their gastronomic creations within the confines of each estate and the outdoor kitchen. Guided by the ambiance of the National Trust gardens scattered across the nation, you can watch these chefs craft culinary masterpieces, employing ingredients sourced from the grounds of the properties and encapsulating the essence of summer’s flavours.

The chef’s joining Ainsley Harriott in the programme include the likes of Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan), Dr Rupy Aujla (Doctor’s Kitchen), Georgina Hayden (Author of NISTISIMA), Phili Armitage-Mattin, Tristan Welch (Rubbish Cooks) and many more!

National Trust garden harvest for the National Trust Cook Off

The outdoor kitchen complete with a countryside garden harvest and garden flowers for Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off.

Volunteers and gardeners from the National Trust will also participate in the judging process, lending their insights and expertise.

Ainsley Harriott has expressed his enthusiasm to press, stating, “I love a new challenge and Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off is just that – a fun cooking competition featuring some of the country’s top chefs, all set in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of amazing National Trust estates…


Ainsley Harriott quote for Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off

Lara Akeju, Commissioning Editor for ITV Entertainment:

“Ainsley is a national treasure and joining him and his top chef friends in some of Britain’s most inspiring gardens will be a treat for our food-lovers who will discover loads of new ways to cook seasonally and locally grown ingredients.”

National Trust gardens where the show Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off will take place (Blickling Hall, Wimpole Estate and Tyntesfield.)

Beautiful National Trust gardens where the show, Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, will take place in one of our Vantage outdoor kitchens.

Grillo Outdoor Kitchens & Bars

Grillo Vantage is a design-led outdoor kitchen, blending Iroko hardwood with beautifully finished heavy-gauge cabinetry. With a choice of barbecues and appliances, you can create the alfresco area of your dreams.

Ainsley's National Trust Cook Off will feature a Grillo Outdoor Kitchen

The Grillo team are eagerly anticipating the release of Ainsley’s National Trust Cook Off, so that everyone watching can share the joy of outdoor cooking!