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About Bergheim Meat Market

Bergheim Meat Market in Boerne, Texas was founded by two lifelong friends, Joe Doria and Bill Bird. These two gentlemen have discussed owning a meat market in Boerne, Texas for many years through candid conversation and in June of 2020, they decided to turn their dream into a reality. Joe and Bill are two friends from the same neighborhood in San Antonio and have worked their entire lives towards success. With the lease of the historic Bergheim General Store, located on Highway 46 in Bergheim, Texas, their journey begins.

Our Founder - Joe Doria
If you ask Joe Doria what his role is for the new Bergheim Meat Market in Boerne, Texas, he will modestly say “I’m the meat guy.” 

So true….Joe has been working in the meat industry for decades—first with his father at the tender (excuse the meat pun) age of 8—and ever since with businesses of his own, and the last 18 years successfully managing the retail market at Bolner’s Meat Market in San Antonio.  

But don’t let Joe kid you….True, he will be the “meat guy” because he is known far and wide as an expert on meat. But, as Managing Partner of the Bergheim Meat Market, he will personally oversee (and often personally handle) the buying, cutting, and packaging—calling on his 30 years of knowledge, personal experience, contacts, and connections. If you ask Joe Doria what his role is for the new Bergheim Meat Market, he will modestly say “I’m the meat guy.” 
Our Founder - Joe Doria
Anyone who has dealt with Joe knows his MO is to problem solve, make suggestions, sometimes tell you what you want, and even cut the meat so you get the ribs, shank, roast, ribeye you want.

Joe understands that what happens in the pasture ultimately affects what is on your plate. He has devoted himself to learning about buying on the hoof, boning out meat from a carcass, and preparing all those specialty cuts for sale.

He thrives on questions like “Prime, choice, strip, flank, thumb thick, or grain-fed?” Should it be “boned, rolled, and tied?” Wagyu, Piedmontese, Iberico, or Berkshire?

His mantra …..Buying meat from The Bergheim Meat Market will be an experience of the highest quality, from the customer service during the sale to the wrapped cut at the end. Joe’s own experience will benefit all who walk through the doors, from the novice meat buyer to the seasoned cook or BBQ-er, as well as chefs, non-profits, event planners, and corporations needing gifts.
Our Founder - Joe Doria
There is so much more to the story………Joe is the youngest of eight children and was introduced to the meat industry by his father, C.B. Doria, a butcher and pioneer in the poultry and cabrito business in San Antonio.

He inherited his great respect for the farming and ranching industry from him, learning how to steel a knife and butcher animals before he was 10 years old.

He began his professional career at his father’s San Antonio restaurant, where he learned culinary arts and the daily challenges that owners/chefs face. After two decades, Joe and his father left the restaurant and opened Stockdale Packing company, a custom kill plant specializing in cabrito, where Joe learned the retail side of the business. He further developed his skills working at a retail grocery store and meat market
Our Founder - Joe Doria
His first entrepreneurial enterprise was J.P. Doria Produce Company and Olmos Park Produce Company; he spent 20 years learning that business. After his 18-year stint at Bolner’s, his entrepreneurial spirt called him back to owning his business—this time with The Bergheim Meat Market.

Joe is married to Helen Uriegas Doria, an elementary school teacher for more than thirty years. They are the parents of two college-aged boys, Joseph and Daniel.
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Meat Market in Bergheim, TX

Meet our team

Meat Market in Bergheim, TX

John

Operations Manager

John is a San Antonio native who lives in Pipe Creek, Texas along with his beautiful wife and two dogs. A super foodie, John especially enjoys the farmstead, artisanal food products that possess the traditional ideals of the lands that they originate from.

John is cognizant of the fact that customers can purchase their product selections from anywhere and that outstanding customer service is what differentiates The Bergheim Meat Market in Bergheim, Texas from other meat markets, independent grocers and online sellers.

John’s expertise in the high-end specialty food segment positions him to bring the customers of The Bergheim Meat Market in the Texas Hill Country some of the finest products produced throughout the world with the knowledge and background experience to guide them on their culinary journeys.  John’s interests include fishing, hunting and plenty of time spent with family and friends. His greatest joy is teaching others to enjoy the process of cooking, baking, grilling/smoking so that they can share their successes, however they choose to prepare their food, with loved ones and friends.
 

Clair

Clair was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and has the ability to make you feel at home in two different languages (English and Spanish). She has had the amazing opportunity to learn from two of the most skilled and knowledgeable “old-school” butchers still around. Clair is a hard worker, filled with dedication, and is eager to grow as a knowledgeable agent in the meat industry. She is a driven and determined young lady. We are thrilled to have her be part of our team here at The Bergheim Meat Market in Boerne, Texas.

Meat Market in Bergheim, TX
Meat Market in Boerne, Texas

Sean

Sean is from Comanche, a small town in Central Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 2016. While he was earning his degree, he worked at both a grocery store and a meat market, where he met seasoned butchers who awakened an interest in Sean in the food retail and cooking industries. Now cooking is his #1 hobby and loves trying new things in his kitchen! Sean is always happy to help and is eager to learn more as he continues on his culinary journey.