James and Vicki live in Paerata, Franklin, Auckland, with their two sons, Brayden and Nicholas and their cat, Sophie. Vicki has been an international flight attendant for more than 30 years and, together with James, has manufactured safety barriers for the past two decades from their home-based workshop. As a result of their busy lifestyle, James and Vicki passionately believe in family, good food, great friends, long talks, entertaining, and time to relax.
In March 2019, James and Vicki started Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens as a way to combine their expertise in quality manufacturing with their love of family, food and entertaining – and make full use of the outdoor kitchen they installed in their own garden. “We love rugging up and hanging outside in winter as well as summer,” says Vicki, “and really enjoy being able to cook and entertain outside all year round.”
Sourced from the same manufacturer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that supplies to their safety barriers business, James is extremely confident in the quality of the outdoor kitchens. “I have had the benefit of working with the team in Kuala Lumpur for the past 5-years,” says James, “and have always been impressed with their approach to doing business and the quality of their product.”
All Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens are built with full aluminium frames and cabinets, granite bench tops, and glass doors with PVC backing to provide a fully weatherproof solution. Offering ready-made modular designs to custom-built packages, Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens can tailor an outdoor kitchen to suit exactly what you need, where you need it. Add a built-in BBQ or outdoor fridge into your custom package, or incorporate a BBQ or fridge you already love into our custom cabinetry – the choice is yours!