The CEO’s Favorite Things!

Today we are diving into the mind of The Meat House co-founder and CEO himself, Justin Rosberg, as an attempt to understand what goes into creating the modern revival of your neighborhood butcher

After weeks of trying to get a meeting, we have finally compiled a list of a few of his favorite things starting with the most important…

Type of MEAT! Justin’s answer: Porterhouse….. Seasoned with Camp Mix and cooked real slow on the grill to a perfect 130 degrees.  I usually take at least an hour or two to cook it, truly worth the time!  Most flavorful tenderloin you will ever eat!

Kitchen Utensil: Tongs: I have a stainless tong for the grill and rubber tipped for stove cooking.

Secret Ingredient: Camp Mix and Red Pepper flakes:  Camp Mix is terrific on any protein as well as perfect for potatoes. I use Red pepper flakes instead of salt on my foods, adds a nice kick and I don’t miss the salt.

Quick Week Night Meal: Sun Dried and Tomato All Natural Chicken on a bed of greens or some quickly grilled asparagus. Chicken takes 12-15 minutes on the grill….. healthy and delicious!

Side Dish: Grilled Potatoes and onions in foil:  I cut up a few pounds of red potatoes and a couple of Spanish onions.  Add olive oil and a little butter and season liberally with Camp Mix.  Wrap in aluminum foil and put in the oven at 350 degrees.  You can take them out of the oven in an hour. I like mine when they cook for two-plus hours.  Incredible!

How you like your steak (medium, rare, etc.):  Medium Rare.

Band: I am a music fan, love all types. And enjoy putting on Pandora and listening to different types of music during the day/week depending on my mood or the weather.  From Jazz to adult alternative to B.O.B.  Right now I am listening to The Gypsy Kings.  If I had to choose one, it would be U2.


Color:  Blue or Green

TV show: I really like the shows that HBO and Showtime put out.  Entourage is my favorite, Dexter is a close second.

Movie:  I have to say that The Hangover is one of my all time favorites.  Belly laughing at its best!  I do not have high of expectations about the sequel though…


Actor/Actress: Harrison Ford and Denzel Washington…

Childhood Memory: Family time during the summer.  I was fortunate to grow up on a river where we would spend every sunny day water skiing, fishing or tubing.  It was fantastic family time that I enjoy sharing with my three children now.

Restaurant: Too many to list!  My favorite types of restaurants are those which have a fantastic atmosphere and are NOT stuffy.  I like a wine list that rocks (and is priced right) and delicious, thoughtful food.  In a perfect world, we would be guided through the wine list and menu by a fantastic waiter/waitress who defines hospitality.  I just came back from Napa and a tapas place called Zuzu’s which blew us away.  Truly awesome experience!

Book: Nothing really stands out. Since I really only read when I am traveling, I tend to grab something at the airport.  I do lean towards the suspense and thriller novels…I recently read Primal Cuts.


Sports Team:  Any team from Boston- specifically the Patriots. Football season is a perfect excuse to spend time with your friends and family.


The thing to do When You Are Not Working: Family time!  Having three kids under 11, I try to get as much impactful time with them as possible.

So there you have it Meat House fans, the leader of your favorite neighborhood butcher shop and grocer has finally opened up about his most precious secrets. What else would you like to know about the man behind The Meat House? Leave a comment and we’ll see if we can squeeze it out of him!