(MAHWAH, NJ) – October 4, 2017 – Chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver and Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) have created the ultimate kitchen on four wheels highlighting the versatility of the Land Rover Discovery. Jamie’s bespoke family SUV comes with a host of cooking features including a slow-cooker, barbecue, ice cream maker, olive oil dispenser and will even churn butter as you drive.
The SVO team worked with Oliver, a lifelong Land Rover fan and customer, to bring his vision to life, creating a truly unique Discovery equipped with custom cooking gear such as a toaster in the center console and a rotisserie driven by the power take off. Other features include a slow-cooker that sits beside the engine, a pasta maker, a gas burner and a foldable dining table and worktop. There is even an herb garden and spice rack in the rear windows.
Jamie Oliver said: “I gave Land Rover a massive challenge to create the ultimate kitchen on wheels. I dreamed big and asked for a lot, and what they’ve done has blown my mind. I didn’t think they’d actually be able to put a slow-cooker next to the engine and an olive oil dispenser in the rear storage space, but they did. The result is an amazing Discovery, tailored perfectly for me and my family – we love it. This unique creation means we can take our culinary adventures to the next level.”
David Fairbairn, Head of Bespoke at SVO, said: “As a team, we never imagined we would be asked to produce wheels that churn butter so it has been great fun working alongside Jamie to bring his vision to life. He really wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with this versatile vehicle and the team fully embraced the challenge.
“The Discovery helps our customers make every day an adventure, and this special vehicle will give Jamie and his family the chance to cook amazing meals during a road trip.”
With up to 82.7 cubic feet of luggage space and storage for modern family essentials, the versatile seven-seater Discovery was the perfect vehicle for SVO to modify for this active family. SVO added a custom aluminum sink, a flat screen TV and foldable kitchen worktop that also doubles as a dining table.
Additional modifications included a spice drawer, a bespoke mortar and pestle and a Land Rover barbecue.
Oliver is sharing a three-part-series on his Food Tube channel detailing the build process and showing him cooking for his family with the bespoke Discovery. Watch the first episode
Features of the custom Jamie Oliver Land Rover Discovery include:
|Feature||Specification||Summary & Location|
|Slow-Cooker||5-quart capacity||Engine bay mounted|
|Living Herb Garden||Accommodates 8 herb plants||Custom made external access: Rear window – right|
|Spice Rack||11 spice pots||Custom made external access: Rear window – left|
|Spice Drawer||5 extra, hot spice pots||Integrated in slide out worktop|
|Olive Oil & Vinegar Dispenser||16 oz. each||Via indicator stalk dispensers, mounted in tailgate|
|Fold & Slide Kitchen Worktop||3.6 feet wide & 4.9 feet tall, 2 X gas burners & sink||Aluminum frame with leather-wrapped cladding and veneered surface|
|Fold Out TV screen||40” flat screen TV with connectivity||Integrated in slide out worktop area HDMI/Wi-Fi/USB input|
|Salt & Pepper Grinder||Selections adapted from a PRNDL(s) gear shift: P = Pepper, S = Salt, N = Nothing||Developed from the original gear selector from the car|
|Butter Churners||3 churns - 5 quarts each||Wheel mounted machined aluminum casing, counterweighted stationary receptacle & wheel nut connected paddle|
|Ice Cream Maker||1 churn attachment, 5 quart capacity||Wheel mounted machined aluminum casing, counterweighted stationary receptacle & wheel nut connected paddle|
|Integrated Toaster||Two slice||Center console mounted toaster|
|Jam Storage||3 pots & 1 knife||Jam storage behind climate controls|
|Rotisserie & Pasta Cutter||Extends 5.2 ft. when deployed||Front mounted rotisserie and pasta cutter behind Land Rover badge; holds up to 3 average chickens or 1 turkey / leg of lamb|
|‘Piston’ and Mortar – Bespoke Mortar & Pestle||15 cm tall x 7.6 cm diameter||Loose cooking accessory, aluminum construction & weighted pestle|
|Bespoke Land Rover BBQ inspired by Grille||Dual folding grill to be mounted on foldable metal table||Loose cooking accessory with grill rack inspired by a Land Rover grille, encased within a standard 6.6 gal modified Jerry can|