At this Organic Farm in MA we build an outdoor kitchen area. It will consist of bluestone counters, natural stone veneer, an Argentine style grill, and a pizza oven. Along with regular cooking and entertaining the owner will use this outdoor kitchen for cooking demonstrations and videos as well.
Outdoor Kitchen Installation:
To build the kitchen we install a concrete base, and then block up the form. The counters are designed to stand on columns so that there is space below for wood storage. It also has a small set of shelves and a firebrick cutout for the Argentine grill.
Once the blockwork is done we install the natural stone veneer. This is a 1″ thick sawn stone in the stacked stone style. We use a mix of sizes, run the stones mostly level, and break the joints to give it an authentic drystack stone wall look.
At the same time we install the firebrick to line the open grill. Firebrick is a special heat resistant type of brick that is used to inside fireplaces, ovens, etc. It can withstand a very high heat without cracking and crumbling like regular brick/concrete/stone. As an extra detail we lay the firebrick in a 45 degree herringbone pattern.
Once the veneer and firebrick is on get ready to install the counters. We use 2″ thick thermal bluestone and the kitchen is designed to use several standard size pieces. We also add some steel to the spans b/c there will be a stone pizza oven on top.
The grill is an Argentine Style grill or sometimes called a Gaucho Grill. It is an open grill with large adjustable rack. The pizza oven is a pre-made oven from Forno Bravo that we set on top of the re-enforced counter. Once the grill and oven are in the wood fired outdoor kitchen is ready to use.