The Chef Campers. The ChefCampers are the newest team of Chefs to hit the camping scene. A couple of lads who met at infant school, grew up together and now run a Hotel and Restaurant on the Wirral in the UK.
They are certainly busy, but somehow, they seem to find time to escape from the basement kitchen and explore the great outdoors. Using a VW Syncro Westfalia Atlantic, with permanent 4wd and diff locks, they are well equipped to reach some pretty remote places.
Here is what they had to say;
“I’m Michael and the tall one is Kieran, together we run ChefCampers.com. We started ChefCampers in April 2016 as a way to capture the fun we have whilst camping and to hopefully share some tasty recipes for people too.
We have been best friends since we were 4, and we work together in Kieran’s family hotel. We are the 2 chefs that serve 250 covers in 1 day, catering for weddings, parties and restaurant bookings too. The hotel is a 24hour business, so it can be tricky getting time away and we are often limited to an afternoon or 1 or 2 nights at a time.
To make up for this, we take our camper out and cook up some simple, but amazing food. Camping is such a big part of our lives. I remember growing up and spending my summer holidays travelling Europe with my Grandparents in their motorhome. I’m pleased to say they are still travelling in their motorhome and my Dad has one too, so we are 3 generations of campers who are alive and well. They have pretty luxurious motorhomes (or gin palaces as I like to call them), whilst I opt for a simple, but effective vehicle, a 27 year old Syncro Atlantic.
The VW Syncro Westfalia Atlantic is a very special vehicle, less than 15 of these were ever built and it has some amazing features for an old van. It had a eberspacher night heater and double glazing, fitted as standard. Along with an underslung LPG tank to run the fridge and the gas 2 ring stove, which even has a pre heating system to allow it to run in very cold climates. The Atlantic can sleep 4 adults, but we find it most comfortable with just 2 and my little dog. The permanent 4wheel drive system is brilliant and when I select the diff locks, it really can take me across some difficult terrain, to find the best restaurant views on 4 wheels.
The Atlantic can sleep 4 adults, but we find it most comfortable with just 2 and my little dog. The permanent 4wheel drive system is brilliant and when I select the diff locks, it really can take me across some difficult terrain, to find the best restaurant views on 4 wheels.
We have huge plans for the future. An external catering company, cooking shows, live recipe demonstrations and off course, more content on our social media platforms. Join us as we attempt to start a cooking revolution in camping, the ChefCampers.