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Ancient Inspiration, Modern Ingenuity: The Gather Grills Story

Five men standing by a large circular Gather Grill which is loaded up with vegetarian and chicken skewers as well as barbeque. To the left there is a separate image of the gather grill unoccupied.
When Jed Strange bought a fire pit in February of 2020, he had no idea that it was about to inspire him to create one of the most innovative multi-function outdoor cooking devices available today.

With the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown closing operations at Strange Farms, a family-run corporate and private retreat venue, Jed found himself with some extra time on his hands. He sat down and looked at his new fire pit. His goal of gathering people around it physically was put on hold, but the desire for connection remained.

No Shutdown for Creativity

The world may have shut down, but not Jed’s imagination. He was inspired by how humans have been gathering and growing closer to one another over the comfort of a warm fire since ancient times. He envisioned this fire pit as also being a way to cook food, but was dissatisfied with the grill grates he found. Jed sat down with his sketchpad and reflected on his passion for connecting people. Pencil in hand, he began drawing the first rough design for what would become Gather Grills.

Not wanting to limit his idea to just a simple fire pit grill, a new vision emerged. What began as a traditional fire pit evolved into a rotating grill, smoker, griddle, and fire pit with a table to seat guests right up at the cook table. With the world on pause, Jed ordered some custom grill grates and got to work with his welder to create the very first Gather Grills prototype. After much trial and error, improvements, and upgrades, he finally arrived at the perfect design.

By being a grill and a griddle, a smoker and a fire pit, Gather Grills takes ancestral inspiration and adds a modern twist. The rotating grill table makes it easy to use and simple to serve. The folding, removable shelves offer functionality to the cook for holding ingredients and tools as well as being a ‘round the grill table for up to eight guests. After dining at the grill, convert it to a fire pit by removing the grates and adding fire wood. The rest of the night is yours to kick back and enjoy each other’s company.
A man cooking sausages, skewers, steaks and a variety of vegetables on a gather grill
four people seated around a grill combo clinking their wine glasses together in a toast

A Commitment to Quality and a History of Innovation

As a believer in excellence and integrity, Jed worked overtime to ensure that Gather Grills would deliver on strength and durability. He chose high quality 304 stainless steel for maximum strength and rust-resistance. Finishing the grill with a powder coated paint process to provide maximum scratch and weather resistance, he ensured that Gather Grills can stand the test of time. Innovation and a commitment to quality are family traits Jed Strange is very familiar with. Growing up on his family farm, he and his brothers learned the value of hard work as well as the importance of strong relationships. As the family business evolved from a traditional farming practice into manufacturing endeavors, their roots in cultivating human connections remained steadfast. The farm opened up to the world to become a retreat for families, companies, churches and other organizations. Strange Farms has been helping people come together, strengthen their bonds, and become more cohesive, tighter teams since 2012.

Bringing Ideas and Connections to Life

By marrying a love and understanding of human connection with a history of innovation, Gather Grills truly embodies the values of the Strange family. We celebrate quality, excellence, joy, relationships, fun, and integrity. A cutting-edge outdoor cooking device that draws people together is the perfect expression of what we stand for.

During a time of separation and uncertainty emerged Gather Grills, a revolutionary multi-function cooker that satisfies our need for both nourishment and connection. By bringing family and friends together, Gather Grills allows us a chance to leave behind the hustle and stress of modern life and reconnect with each other in the tradition of our ancient past. Let’s eat, drink, and reclaim our relationships around the fire.

A gather grill combo loaded with a variety of food wrapped in foil, being tended to by two men.

Gather Grills Gives You Options: Choose from Four Sizes

Are your gatherings a small, tight group, expansive invite-the-neighborhood type events, or somewhere in between?
Gather Grills offers four different griddle, smoker, grill combo sizes to fit your crowd.

28" TAILGATER with one of its two sections covered by a lid

28" TAILGATER

Portable, Small Backyard
35" PIONEER with one of its two sections covered by a lid

35" PIONEER

Standard Backyard
39" ENTERTAINER with a raised central warming rack

39" ENTERTAINER

Large Backyard
46" REUNION with a raised central warming rack

46" REUNION

Large Backyard / Commercial

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Praise for Gather Grills

Grill masters know a charcoal-fueled meal isn’t just about great tasting food. Here’s what our customers are saying about the Gather Grills experience.

2 weeks ago
Mike P

The Gather Grill is really a great product as it is almost like having an hibachi experience in your backyard. Being able to cook the food while also able to fully engage with many of your family/guests is something I didn't even realize I was missing, until experiencing this product. Also, the lazy-suzan aspect of it takes the onus of the cooking off of one individual and makes it that much more of a shared experience. It is incredibly well-built and you can tell a lot of time and thought went into the design and engineering process.

1 month ago
Richard W

Great conversation and food every time I'm around the Gather Grills!!

2 months ago
Evan F

I love cooking over fire and typically use an egg style grill/smoker. Those are great, but I often find myself alone by the grill while everyone else hangs out somewhere else.

But not with the Gather Grill! Everyone sat around the fire while we cooked together. It also made meal prep simpler, we just ate as things became ready so I didn't have to worry about timing everything to be ready at just the right moment.

It's fun and flexible and a great way to bring people together.

2 months ago
Lora

Great time around the grill. We cooked fresh tuna, burgers, corn on the cob, and for dessert, chocolate fondue! All on the gather grill. Fellowship, food, and fun times.

3 months ago
Lindsay K

The Gather Grill is an amazing agent of connection and community building! Who knew that could be said about a grill? 🙂 We used the Gather Grill under tents on a rainy night in Atlanta...and I don't think I ever saw a group of people so content to hang out for so long in bad weather! It was such a fun night, and enabled people to really connect over the shared experience of cooking food together, which was especially sweet during the long months of the pandemic during which it's just harder to gather indoors. These grills really turn the preparation of a meal from a solo event to a shared activity that brings fun, conversation and connection.