Our Story – Over The Fire Cooking

Our Story – Over The Fire Cooking


If anyone says that Netflix cannot change your life, then they are lying.


Derek first fell in love with fire cooking on my couch watching TV while procrastinating school work in college. While scrolling through the endless list of shows, he found a documentary following a South American chef and his adventures cooking with fire. It was love at first sight. He had to try it himself.



When his wife and he got a fire pit as a wedding present, they decided to put it to good use. The first meal they cooked was a nice skirt steak with some homemade chimichurri sauce. It must have been beginners luck because it tasted delicious. From that moment on, he decided that if he was grilling, then he was grilling over a live fire.



They started the Instagram, Over the Fire Cooking, to document their fire cooking adventures. We wanted to share with the world this wonderful style of grilling. Soon enough, we had fellow fire enthusiasts sending us photos and videos of them cooking crazy creations & inventions. What started as a personal page, became a community of influencers working together to promote fire cooking.



They quickly found that people wanted to learn & explore what it means to cook with fire. With a background in data analytics, the following started to grow rapidly! Now we have expanded to writing our own recipes, giving fire cooking articles, creating/sharing amazing content, and advertising on multiple social media platforms.



Come join us on a journey as we bring fire, food, and people together!


Derek Wolf, Founder of Over The Fire Cooking


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