I actually do more cooking in the kitchen than on the patio. I love to cook, and I love variety, so I'm not confined to one way of cooking.
Besides that, doing your own cooking is by far healthier, even if the food you cook isn't "health food." Processed foods and restaurant foods will kill you. A farking restaurant salad can have a thousand-plus calories. How do that do that?
I'm glad I love cooking, because I get to eat good food, and control what I put into my body. Win-win.