Mark Holzkopf

Meet our Blogger

Mark Holzkopf

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WEBER?

I have been the meat business for over 30 years. I started as an apprentice meat cutter and worked my up to a variety of positions, and for the past nine years I’ve been the owner of my very own meat market! I write blogs for Weber using my expertise as a butcher to help spread more knowledge about meat, tips on buying, grilling, and smoking those fine cuts.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEBER PRODUCT?

I have a Genesis, Performer, Master-Touch Kettle, 22” Smoky Mountain, Q1200, and of course a Smokey Joe. My favorite has to be my Performer; I love the ease of the gas starter, and the attached table. I have had mine for eight years now and always achieve great results.

FAVORITE THING TO GRILL?

A two-pound bone-in Ribeye… medium rare! This butcher loves his steak.

CHARCOAL OR GAS?

I have both, and love both. I use my Genesis more during the week when I’m pressed for time, and my Performer on the weekends, or days off from the shop.

WHAT'S YOUR BEST GRILLING ADVICE IN ONE SENTENCE?

It’s important to preheat your grill and scrape the grates clean; I’m also a big believer in keeping the entire grill clean.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH GRILLING?

My grilling really got kick started soon as I bought my meat market. The light bulb went off, I have some of the best meats you can buy, and felt that I needed to get more involved in grilling. I bought a Genesis, started grilling with great results, using ideas, recipes, and tips from Weber’s website. Then I bought my Performer and never looked back!

All Posts by Mark (26)

The Butcher's Guide to Ground Beef

The Butcher's Guide to Ground Beef

A butcher's expert advice about how to buy the best ground beef and when to use which type.

The Butcher's Guide to Game Day Chicken Wings

The Butcher's Guide to Game Day Chicken Wings

Grilled chicken wings for the big game!

The Butcher's Guide to Knife Skills

The Butcher's Guide to Knife Skills

Tips for using the most important tool in the kitchen

The Butcher's Guide to the 12 Roasts of Christmas

The Butcher's Guide to the 12 Roasts of Christmas

Find out what our butcher's 12 favorite roasts are for the holidays!

The Butcher's Guide to Thanksgiving Turkey

The Butcher's Guide to Thanksgiving Turkey

Everything you need to know about picking the perfect turkey straight from our favorite butcher!

The Butcher's Guide to Understanding Different Grades of Meat

The Butcher's Guide to Understanding Different Grades of Meat

Learn what's important to look for when buying meat

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken

Learn the proper way to break down a whole chicken

Top Labor Day Meats

Top Labor Day Meats

Find out what types of meats are the most popular for grilling on Labor Day!

How to Build Your Perfect Burger

How to Build Your Perfect Burger

Check out our variety of burgers for next time you are grilling and follow these easy steps for a mouthwatering burger!

Sausage Grilling Tips From the Butcher

Sausage Grilling Tips From the Butcher

Learn How to Grill the Perfect Sausage