Back to Earth Catering, Back to Earth Outdoors, and Gather Restaurant were founded by Eric Fenster and Ari Derfel. Inspired by shared values and vision, they set out to create businesses that would positively impact the planet.
In 2001, they launched Back to Earth Outdoors to provide inspiring outdoor experiences for hundreds of youth and adults. In 2002, Back to Earth Catering was created as the first full-service organic catering company and today caters to over 25,000 people each year, while leading the charge in "greening" the event industry. In 2009, Gather Restaurant opened its doors in the LEED Platinum-certified David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Gather has received tremendous accolades for its inventive cuisine, inspiring design, and impeccable service. We look forward to serving you!