Whether your backyard plans this summer revolve around a hibachi and a pair of folding chairs, or a fully equipped cooking and dining area, you’re bound to be entertaining outdoors. With that in mind, we unveiled a new outdoor test kitchen here at Sunset’s campus in Menlo Park, California, just in time for the warm weather.

 

As conceived by Palo Alto designer Robert Waterman of Waterman & Sun, and using products donated by our sponsors, the kitchen will let our food editors explore fresh cooking techniques and develop recipes to share with you ― we’ll even be able to tape videos in it. Click through this gallery to see some of our favorite things about the kitchen. We hope you’ll be inspired too.

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Get delicious recipes and demos served up in the Safeway Outdoor Kitchen this year at Celebration Weekend

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Join Safeway Chef Jeff Anderson and other invited celebrity chefs at Sunset’s Outdoor Kitchen as they demonstrate signature recipes and techniques. You can also check out this dream outdoor-entertaining area while enjoying samples fresh from the wood-fired oven.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH

10:30-11:00
Deborah Scott

Chef/Owner Chop Soo.ey Food Truck, Indigo Grill, Island Prime, C-Level Lounge

11:30-12:30
Jeff Anderson

Executive Chef, Safeway Inc.

1:00-1:45
Alan McDonald

Corporate chef for Heinz

2:00-2:30
Traci Des Jardins

Chef/Owner Jardinière, Public House, Mijita, Manzanita

3:00-3:30
Charles Phan

Chef/Owner Slanted Door

4:00-4:30
Margo True

Sunset Food Editor

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH

10:30-11:00
Amy Machnak

Sunset Recipe Editor

11:30-12:30
Jeff Anderson

Executive Chef, Safeway Inc.

1:00-1:30
Margo True

Sunset Food Editor

2:00-2:30
Ani Phyo

Eco-lifestylist and Raw food author

3:00-3:30
Deborah Scott

Chef/Owner Chop Soo.ey Food Truck, Indigo Grill, Island Prime, C-Level Lounge

4:00-4:30
Elaine Johnson
Sunset Associate Food Editor

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