A new local company just launched to put yummy food in bellies and smiles on faces despite trying times.
This year has been all about enjoying the simple joys at home. That’s the idea behind a new locally-based business, Britton Boards.
Launched July 23, 2020, Britton Boards “creates custom cheese boards, candy boards, dessert boards and theme boards for any occasion,” says Stephanie Sheakley, Owner of Britton Boards.
The inspiration behind the business came from her education. “I went to school for Interior Design, so I have always been interested in making things look pretty, which includes making food look pretty,” she says. The Britton part comes from her name. “Britton is my middle name that comes from my dad’s side of the family,” Sheakley says. “I thought it sounded catchy!”
Britton Boards provides a variety of different food boards, according to how many people there are. There are cheese and charcuterie boards, candy boards and theme boards. “I can create them with any special requests or color themes, etc.,” she says.
Sheakley got her experience for making food boards from hanging out with her family. “I have been making cheese boards for family get togethers for several years and people always complimented them, so I thought it would be a fun business,” she says.
This business venture is unique in the Cincinnati area. “I have turned the standard cheese and charcuterie board into a whole fun experience through themes, color schemes and all sorts of goodies that many people may not think to use,” Sheakley says.
The business is important for the community. “I bring people together, whether it’s two people or several people,” she says. Her favorite part of her job is “creating new and fun ideas that make people smile,” she says.
Sheakley’s most memorable moment of Britton Boards so far is being recognized for her business. “Honestly, it all has been so amazing in this brief period of time, but being asked to be in an article has been a really amazing moment for me,” she says.