Mark Holzkopf

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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 (34)

The Anatomy of a Steer

The Anatomy of a Steer

A butcher's guide to the 9 primal cuts of a steer

The Butcher's Guide to Grilled Fish Tacos

The Butcher's Guide to Grilled Fish Tacos

Here's a lighter twist on traditional fried fish tacos

The Butcher's Guide to Pork Chops

The Butcher's Guide to Pork Chops

Check out our expert butcher's top tips for grilling the perfect pork chops!

The Butcher's Guide to Filet Mignon

The Butcher's Guide to Filet Mignon

Skip the expensive steakhouse and learn how to grill this special cut of meat at home!

Grilled Kabobs

Grilled Kabobs

There's just something about meat on a stick

Why You Should Get to Know Your Butcher

Why You Should Get to Know Your Butcher

Why it's important to develop a relationship with your local butcher

Create A Memorable Father's Day Around the Grill

Create A Memorable Father's Day Around the Grill

Dad doesn't need another tie. How about creating some great memories instead?

The Butcher's Guide to Filleting a Fish

The Butcher's Guide to Filleting a Fish

Learn how to filet a fish with these helpful tips from Mark the butcher!

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!