Brent Young & Ben Turley

Master Butchers

Brent Young & Ben Turley Master Butchers

Brent Young & Ben Turley

Master Butchers

Pittsburgh born and Brooklyn based, Brent Young is the butcher and restauranteur behind Rippers, The Meat Hook, and Whitfield. Ben Turley has been butchering for over 7 years and is a co-owner of The Meat Hook

The success of the Meat Hook is one of those right place, right time stories, where the idea of a few converge with the changing tastes of many. After earning their stripes as butchers at Marlow & Daughters, Tom Mylan, Brent Young, and Ben Turley set out to create their own shop in 2009. Though their resources were limited, the concept was big: change the way people think about meat and, hopefully, change the way America is incentivized to make it.

Spurred by great product and an ethical business model, the proven Meat Hook venture has opened up other opportunities for the team. First came the butchery offshoot, Meat Hook Sandwich Shop. Then Rippers, a Far Rockaway beach joint.

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