Christy Johnson recognized the charcuterie board trend, and an opportunity allowed her to create a business idea and run with it.
Johnson began creating the boards in her home kitchen for friends and family, which they loved. She discovered charcuterie boards on Pinterest, and when she hosted a wine party, she made a board the length of her kitchen island.
Shortly thereafter, she started her own business, The Bountiful Board, after losing her job when the company she worked for was bought out.
“The word started getting out and I said, ‘OK, I better take this to the next level and get my ducks in a row,’” the Westfield resident said.
Johnson recently obtained permits and rents kitchen space from Cone and Crumb, 205 Park St.
Johnson creates charcuterie boards for parties of two, up to large events such as weddings and graduations.
“You can pick up or I deliver,” she said. “And then for the catering side, I do just the charcuterie. I go set it up and do grazing tables and multi levels of platters and things like that versus you just picking up a board already made.”
Johnson want to eventually open her own storefront. The smallest board she offeres is 2 feet long and costs $90. She may offer grab-and-go carry-out boxes as the business expands.
The catered grazing tables begin at $500. Johnson also offers keto and vegan boards.
“(Charcuterie) is a really hot thing right now,” she said. “People are definitely onto the idea and it’s a big hit.”
For more, visit thebountifulboard.com.