The head of FIRE&FOOD

Elmar Fetscher is the publisher and editor-in-chief of FIRE&FOOD and is one of the most important grill and barbecue specialists in Germany today. He is one of the pioneers who helped barbecue to become known and popular in German-speaking countries (and beyond the industry). With FIRE&FOOD, he has a significant influence on the barbecue scene as an opinion maker and expert.

Passion for BBQ

Elmar Fetscher is one of the pioneers of the German BBQ lifestyle. In 2002 he founded Europe's largest BBQ magazine FIRE&FOOD and has been editor-in-chief, opinion maker and popular expert on German BBQ ever since. FIRE&FOOD stands for unique recipes, BBQ stories from all over the world, independent tests of grills and accessories and lots and lots of inspiration.

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Turning a hobby into a profession

Elmar's passion for grilling and his desire to pursue a career in the field of barbecue were great from an early age. There were hardly any professional publications on the subject in Europe at the beginning of the 2000s. With an eye on the traditional and multifaceted BBQ culture in the USA, the idea for FIRE&FOOD was born.

The first issue of FIRE&FOOD was published in 2002. It was a huge success! FIRE&FOOD is Europe's first and oldest German-language grill and barbecue magazine. As an author, Elmar Fetscher has also contributed to book publications by other publishers.

Firmly anchored in the scene

In addition to his work as publisher and editor-in-chief, Elmar is active as a member of various organizations such as the Barbecue Industry Association Grill eV (BIAG), the World BBQ Culinary Association Ltd. (WBQA) and the German , Swiss and Austrian Barbecue Association. In 2014, he also started the event project "BBQ WEEK" . Elmar Fetscher can regularly be found at grill and barbecue trade fairs and at BBQ events at home and abroad.

Elmar Fetscher is available for interviews and as an expert consultant on grill and barbecue-related topics. Please send inquiries to