On a clean-sheet redesign, it would probably make more sense to orient shade E/W instead of N/S, and put it backed up against the slope by the candy cane, between the candy cane and the road.
Or at one point I had this fantasy of putting all the storage containers next to the LZ, in the immediate vicinity of the north stairs. There would be some digging to put their roofs about the same height as the E/W runway. Then build a patio on top of that.
For the kitchen area to have much utility, it needs to have shade at the minimum. I think it should keep rain off as well.
Minimizing the wind shadow is all well and good, but I think we’re going to have to live with some of our past decisions, absent someone getting a very large grant.