John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham. It has been in business continuously since 1887. John Boos products, butcher blocks and cutting boards, are being used by celebrity chiefs throughout the United States. Celebrity chefs currently using John Boos products are Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer at Bayone Restaurant in New Orleans, and Mary Sue Milliken aand Susan Feninger at Border Grill in Santa Monica, California. In addition, the country'spremier food channel "The Food Network" features shows such as "Chopped" and chefs, such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, who prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In most cases, Boos cutting boards are used on the daily and weekly television programs sponsored for chefs.
Celebrity Chef, Bobby Flays says:
"As a chef, prep work is a huge part of what I do. One thing that makes life a littler easier when you're prepping is having a nice big cutting board with surface area. That is why I love my Boos Chopping Block...I use it every single day...Every Boos Block is individually handcrafted and made of beautiful solde wood. The round walnut board is nice enough to use for serving. In fact, sometimes I use it to serve cheese when friends come over for cocktails. I've been using Boos boards for years and I'm sure you will love your Boos Board as much as I love mine."
John Boos & Co. Showroom and Outlet also gives group tours and demonstrations, if requested. The factory outlet and showroom is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit their website www.butcherblockspecialist.com.