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3 questions for: Daniel Müller (PROKS Professional Outdoor Kitchen Systems)

Daniel Müller – Photo: Koelnmesse

In the Outdoor Kitchen World of this year’s spoga+gafa, trade visitors were able to inform themselves about the entire spectrum of current offers. In addition to global players and manufacturers of installation grill devices, national manufacturers also presented their products on the theme island in hall 8. Also there was PROKS, an owner-operated manufacturer from the Rhineland. Owner Daniel Müller is a trained carpenter and EDP businessman.

Mr Müller, you were an exhibitor at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa for the first time this year with your products. How was it?

Müller: Overwhelming! It is truly a one-time experience, but also a challenge, when one is represented as a young company for the first time at an international trade fair like spoga+gafa. The positive resonance from the trade fair visitors exceeded our expectations, but also showed us that we are completely in line with trends with our outdoor kitchens.

PROKS at spoga+gafa – Photo:

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The outdoor kitchens segment has developed enormously in recent years. What is especially important to your customers when they arrange to have a kitchen for the garden built?

Müller: Individuality, quality and professional, competent consultation. It’s like with the kitchen in the house: it too is today much more than simply a place to work. The kitchen is a social and an event space, an oasis of well-being. We can and must project this claim outwards. Individuality is no-longer bounded by (nearly) any boundaries. In terms of quality, garden kitchens must be built in such a way that they can endure the enormous stresses of weathering. Not only humidity, but also the dramatic temperature fluctuations and especially UV radiation really put a strain on many materials. Important therefore is a balanced selection of material – and good advice: What is the best place to set up my outdoor kitchen? What devices can be used? What connections need to be considered? Only when the overall concept is right is the customer satisfied and do we continue to enjoy success.


Do you think interest in outdoor kitchens will continue to grow in coming years? Or has the trend already reached its zenith?

Müller: There’s no question of that for me. The trend toward increasingly moving life outdoors will continue unabated. I also believe that there is still a lot more potential. And anyone who has experienced the feeling of celebrating with friends or guests in an outdoor kitchen beneath the open sky will agree with me without reservations.


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