According to the Proximity Principles, the layout of a kitchen should follow and reflect the sequence of tasks as they occur in cookery. Houses should be programmed to reflect the sequence of uses as they occur in life, also; but that’s another article.
Let’s break this down in sequence:
At some point, food or other kitchen associated goods or materials are brought into a home. This means that the kitchen should be in as close proximity as possible to the garage, or some other convenient “load-in” point. We want to avoid lugging. Or schlepping, dragging, muscling, heaving, yanking…activities of that ilk. Once it’s been brought inside, you’ll likely need someplace to put the stuff down, because it’ll need to be sorted and then stored. In the Midwest, we called this “sorting area” a mudroom. Call it anything you like, just give yourself a place to set your burden down.