Burgers in Paradise

By Ilyne Hayes
Shortly after moving into their newly built pool home on a 78-acre lake in Riverview at the Lucaya Lake Club development, John and Diane Petro set out to complete their Florida paradise. “Everybody has to have an outdoor kitchen!” John exclaimed. The model they had chosen to build, on the lot with the phenomenal water view, included an extensive patio space. John knew that adding an outdoor kitchen would give them the dream Florida lifestyle they had left Cleveland for.

Out of several companies John had researched, he chose Premier Outdoor Living & Design to build their kitchen. “I really enjoyed the consultation I had with Lewis, and the design work they showed me through a zoom call on the spot. I was able to get a pretty good idea of what my kitchen would look like within 30 minutes, just by shooting him some of the ideas I had been thinking of.”

Once John and Diane met with Tony Sams, the project manager, they knew they had chosen the right company. Having hired some contractors for different projects in the past, John was delighted with the honesty, accessibility, knowledge and guidance that Tony provided. “It was so easy to communicate with Tony and the crew at Premier Outdoor.” John stated. “I was able to get a very quick response to any questions or concerns that came up, which was very different than my past experiences with other contractors.”

John admitted that while he knew what types of equipment and appliances he would like to have in his outdoor kitchen, he was completely unfamiliar with the different brands, models and features that would best suit his space and his needs. The Petros put their faith in Tony’s detailed knowledge and experience, and ended up with a stunning, state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen that has exceeded their expectations.

The 30" S-Series Coyote grill features cast stainless steel Infinity Burners™, a rotisserie with an infrared burner, and a smoker box. John’s burgers will come out juicy and delicious every time, because the grill also features RapidSear™ burners to lock in the natural juices.

Installed above the grill and the Coyote double side burner, the Trade-Wind 66" heavy duty 22-gauge stainless steel hood does an amazing job of keeping the space smoke free thanks to the three-speed control of the two internal blowers.

The 24" outdoor refrigerator by All Pro Stainless Products features an internal light and adjustable wire shelving. The internal cooling fan creates circulation that more quickly cools the food and drinks inside.

The Petro’s kitchen also has an All Pro Stainless Products outdoor icemaker, venting panel, access door, and a standard trash can drawer. For storing their turners, tongs, platters, napkins, and anything else they might need to serve up John’s succulent burgers, the All Pro Stainless Products two-drawer/single door cabinet was built into the Chapel Hill stacked stone base. All of the All Pro Stainless Products are beautifully designed and built to be reliable, with heavy duty 304 grade stainless steel that will withstand years of use in the Florida climate.

Thanks to Premier Outdoor Living & Design, John and Diane are enjoying their piece of paradise. As they sit at their smooth granite outdoor kitchen counter and sip their morning coffee, they focus on the beauty of the lake and contemplate what mouth-watering meal John will be grilling this evening.

For more information about the backyard paradise they can design and build for you, call Premier Outdoor Living & Design at (813) 518-8182, and visit them online at premieroutdoorlivinganddesign.com.