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How to Achieve Culinary Success in a Sprinter Van Kitchen

How to Achieve Culinary Success in a Sprinter Van Kitchen

For many, the open road in a Sprinter Van represents unparalleled freedom and adventure. Yet, the unique challenge of crafting delicious meals in a compact kitchen can be daunting. With the right gear from brands like Dometic, Barebones, Solid Teknics, Breeo, Tembo Tusk, Benchmade, Dr. Bronner's combined with culinary inspiration from Chef Sarah Glover’s cookbook, even the most space-constrained can whip up gourmet dishes. Read on to learn how!


Space is at a premium in a Sprinter Van kitchen. It’s all about compactness without compromising on functionality.

Dometic Fridges:
Dometic’s portable fridges and coolers are a lifesaver. Compact yet powerful, they guarantee your perishables stay fresh, maximizing food safety and minimizing waste.
Barebones Dining Set:
From durable cast iron cookware to multi-use utensils, Barebones ensures you’re prepared for any culinary endeavor.
Solidteknics Pans:
Solidteknics offers seamless, one-piece iron pans that are built to last, ensuring every dish is cooked to perfection.

Breeo Smokless Grill:

Renowned for their portable fire pits, Breeo allows you to cook outdoors, bask in warmth, and even grill with flair.
Tembo Tusk Skottle Grill:
The Tembo Tusk Skottle can be used to cook anything at home or while camping, tailgating at a game or just to get you out of the kitchen and outdoors!  Everything you need to order in one place.
Benchmade Knives:

Every kitchen needs a reliable knife. Benchmade is synonymous with durability and sharpness – a must-have in your Sprinter Van.
A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen, and Dr. Bronner’s eco-friendly soaps and cleaning supplies make maintaining cleanliness a breeze.


Glover's cookbook is not just about recipes – it's about harnessing the spirit of adventure in your cooking. Her dishes are tailored for the open road, ensuring you never compromise on taste, even in a mobile kitchen.


Space constraints demand a well-curated ingredient list – versatile, long-lasting, and requiring minimal fuss.

Basic Dry Ingredients:
  • Rice and Pasta: Compact and versatile staples for numerous dishes.
  • Lentils and Beans: High in nutrients and do not require refrigeration.
  • Flour: Essential for baking and cooking needs.
  • Activated Yeast: Ideal for bread-making, with a long shelf life.
  • Bouillon Cubes: Small but packed with flavor for your dishes.
  • Spices and Condiments: Small in size but massive in flavor transformation.
  • Cooking Oil: A cooking fundamental, great for sautéing, frying, and more.
  • Coffee/Tea: Compact and refreshing beverage options.

Fresh Produce:
  • Vegetables: Go for rugged veggies – think bell peppers, carrots, and potatoes.
  • Fruits: Stock up on apples and oranges that last.

Refrigerated Items with Dometic:
  • Meat or Protein Alternatives: Vacuum-sealed portions fit neatly in Dometic fridges.
  • Dairy: A splash of milk or a dollop of cream, stored chilled.


Organization is key. Think magnetic strips for knives, collapsible containers for space economy, and making the best out of every available corner.


Forethought is your friend. Plan meals to ensure no food wastage and a steady supply of provisions. A weekly menu, taking into account ingredient shelf life, can be a lifesaver.


Constrained spaces often breed innovation. Experiment with one-pot wonders, tap into unconventional flavor pairings, or modify traditional recipes to suit your van life.
With the combined prowess of Dometic, Barebones,   Solidteknics, Breeo, Benchmade, Dr. Bronners and the culinary inspirations from Chef Sarah Glover, success in a Sprinter Van kitchen is not just possible – it's guaranteed. Embrace the journey, the constraints, and the culinary adventures awaiting you on the open road. Bon appétit!


Watch as acclaimed Chef Sarah Glover takes on the ultimate culinary challenge: crafting gourmet three-course meals for a party of six, all within the confines of a van. With a ticking clock of just 3 hours, limited ingredients, and a sparse set of utensils, Van vs. Chef pushes the boundaries of what's possible in mobile culinary arts. It's not just about taste; it's about creativity, adaptability, and the thrill of the challenge. Can Sarah stand to the challenge or will her eager guests hit the road hungry? Buckle up and watch as Chef Sarah Glover tackles Van vs. Chef!


Dometic Fridges - Buy Here
Barebones Dining Set - Buy Here
Solid Teknics Pan - Buy Here
Breeo Smokless Grill - Buy Here
Tembo Tusk Skottle Grill - Buy Here
Benchmade Knives - Buy Here
Dr. Bronners Soaps - Buy Here
Chef Sarah Glover's Cookbook - Dive into a world of road-ready recipes and culinary adventure. Buy Here
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