Weber 101 History

A Grill Like No Other





Grill master, inventor, and father of 12

The Man Behind the Kettle, George Stephen

His love of barbecue was almost as big as his love of life. Driven by his passion for grilling the best steaks for family and friends, Weber’s founder, George Stephen, invented the revolutionary kettle grill in 1952. At the time, he worked for Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois and was inspired by the shape of a buoy.

Weber, Born from A Buoy

George knew that a rounded cooking bowl with a lid was the key to success. So he cut the buoy in half, added three legs to the bottom, a handle to the top, and the rest is history.

The same innovative mindset and goal of grilling a perfect steak lives on in everything we do. It is our heritage, legacy, and future.

We simply want to cook a better steak

Grilling is More Than What Sears on the Grate



TODAY, THAT SAME BOOTSTRAP SPIRIT OF

INNOVATION GOES INTO EVERYTHING WE DO.