History

 

BK is the Royal Founder of the Dutch oven and known throughout at the world for a heritage of innovation.

Since crafting the first modern enameled Dutch oven BK has continued to innovate, with unique products designed to look as good as they function. Granted a predicate Royal in 1951 by Queen Juliana, the company stands for timeless quality and groundbreaking design.

 

Authentic and inventive originals, BK reimagines tradition with any eye towards the future, proving what’s old can always be new again.

 

 1851

   

 1851

   

BK Founded

 

Hendrik Berk Van Kampen starts out making milk churns, pots, pans and other cooking utensils.

 1891

   

The Enamel Layer

 

Hendrick’s son, Johannes Berk Van Kampen becomes the first to add a protective layer of enamel to his beaten steel pans and tins. With his invention, Johannes lays the core foundations for BK and the modern Dutch oven.

The Dutch Oven

 

The culinary icon is first introduced. Known throughout the world as the quintessential Dutch oven, the design has remained a favorite for generations of Dutch families.

 1926

   

 1926

   

 1931

   

The Age of Aluminum

 

More and more Dutch households switched to cooking on electric or gas stoves. BK launched its first aluminum collection especially designed for these stovetops.

 1951

   

 

The Royal Predicate

 

BK is awarded with a Royal Predicate by her Majesty Queen Juliana. The Royal Predicate can only be awarded to an organization that’s highly prominent in its field, of national importance and in business for at least a hundred years.

 1963

   

"The Secret Is in the Base"

 

BK was the first to develop the bonded base, a feature which is still used today. The bonded base allows a pot to heat up more quickly while distributing heat more evenly. BK was also far ahead of its time with innovative cold handles.

Wokarang

 

The wok reinvented! Innovative, unique and utterly original, the award-winning Wokarang reimagines the classic wok with a patented bowl-shaped edge to make tossing your food effortless.

 2008

   

 

 2018

 

 

A Dutch tradition since 1851 

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