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Kevin Kolman

Kevin Kolman, Grill Master, Weber Grills

Kevin Kolman is Weber’s go-to guy for all grilling techniques, products, and questions. As Weber’s Grill Master, Kevin inspires average grillers to become backyard heroes through his how-to videos and blogs.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in college  and student affairs.

Kevin’s grilling knowledge and passion has been heating up for many years now. His unique experiences at Weber have ranged from company tours to testing new products, which have contributed to his thorough understanding of all Weber products and services. One of Kevin’s greatest accomplishments has been his long-term collaboration with Weber’s research and development (R&D) team in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for the tradition and innovation that has made Weber the preeminent leader in the grilling world. To this day, Kevin actively maintains this collaboration with R&D. 

Kevin is a highly skilled Grill Master and brand enthusiast, due to his extensive hands-on testing and scrutiny of Weber products, accessories, and cooking. Kevin is seen as the face of Weber with video and blog segments for television, radio, and internet.

Based on his commitment to education and passion for grilling, Kevin was invited to be a lead instructor for a barbecue science class at Ohio State University. He has taught classes and has judged grilling competitions around the world. He most enjoys learning how to grill traditional and ethnic authentic cuisines from around the world on a Weber.   

While most people enjoy casual grilling, Kolman has a heightened enthusiasm (and borderline obsession) for grilling on Weber grills. His collection has reached 24, and he proudly uses every single one. His newest love, his baby girl Maddie, is already being prepped to become the next Grill Master.

In a nutshell, if it can be grilled, Kevin has probably grilled it. Kevin wants to inspire and teach people that their grill is an extension of the kitchen—not just a place to cook hot dogs and hamburgers. Helping people discover new ways to grill on their Weber energizes Kevin and fuels his passion for all things Weber. Happy grilling!


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