A Florida business is on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2022

A local business started during the pandemic has earned a spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2022. Aaron and Julie Menitoff had run a successful catering business in the Wellington area since 2004, but when the pandemic hit, their business came to a standstill. “We panicked and had to come up with something quick to keep the staff paid and generate revenue, and this is what we chose,” Aaron Menitoff said. “We literally put everything into it. We took out a second mortgage on our farm, put our savings into it. We just went full force.” The Latest: Entertainment coverage from WPBF 25 NewsBoarderie delivers cheese and charcuterie boards nationwide. The boards are shipped chilled and fully assembled, something Menitoff said has not been on the market until now. The company has been able to obtain partnerships with third-party sellers such as Target, Costco and Williams Sonoma. “So we can go to bed with 500 orders and the next morning we wake up and have 1,500 orders,” Menitoff said. Their facility in Riviera Beach can produce 3,000 boards a day and right now they are gearing up for their busiest time of the year. Your Neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News ‘We’ll be working two shifts in December; morning shift and night shift just to keep up with demand,” he said. Demand is likely to be higher this year as well, after the company made Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2022. “One day we got an email,” Rachel Soloman said. “She had seen us online or her team had seen us online and we sent her a board and she loved it.” Menitoff said the very next day they got a call to let them know they made the list. ‘Pack the house’: Treasure Coast Food Bank packs 15,000 holiday meals for families “We knew at one point we were going to be recognized, but to be recognized this early is really just overwhelming,” he said. While Boarderie is primarily run by the four people who started it, the company employs about 20 people full-time and increased staff in December to about 70. Also part of the administrative staff, Sommelier & Cheesemonger, who owned a restaurant in Italy before moved to the US “I was a cheese expert, I was a wine expert and I was also an engineer, so it was perfect for me to work my dream,” said Angel Jerez. Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

A local company started during the pandemic has earned a spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2022 list.

Aaron and Julie Menitoff have run a successful catering business in the Wellington area since 2004, but when the pandemic hit, their business came to a standstill.

“We panicked and had to come up with something quick to keep the staff paid and generate revenue, and this is what we chose,” Aaron Menitoff said. “We literally put everything into it. We took out a second mortgage on our farm, put our savings into it. We just went full force.”

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Boarderie supplies cheese and charcuterie boards nationwide. The boards are shipped chilled and fully assembled, something Menitoff said has not been on the market until now.

The company has been able to obtain partnerships with third-party sellers such as Target, Costco and Williams Sonoma.

“So we can go to bed with 500 orders and wake up the next morning and have 1,500 orders,” Menitoff said.

Their facility in Riviera Beach can produce 3,000 boards a day and right now they are gearing up for their busiest time of the year.

Your neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News

“We will be working two shifts in December; morning shift and night shift just to keep up with demand,” he said.

Demand is likely to be higher this year as well, after the company made Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2022 list.

“One day we got an email,” Rachel Soloman said. “She had seen us online or her team had seen us online and we sent her a board and she loved it.”

Menitoff said the very next day they got a call to let them know they made the list.

‘Pack the House’: Treasure Coast Food Bank packs 15,000 holiday meals for families

“At one point we knew we would be recognized, but to be recognized so early is really overwhelming,” he said.

Although Boarderie is primarily run by the four people who started it, the company employs about 20 people full-time and increased the staff in December to about 70.

Also part of the administrative staff, Sommelier & Cheesemonger who owned a restaurant in Italy before moving to the US

“I was a cheese expert, I was a wine expert and I was also an engineer, so it was perfect for me to work my dream,” said Angel Jerez.

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