Only The Best! John Boos & Company Butcher Blocks and Cutting Boards {Giveaway!}

There are three things fundamental to good food preparation.

1. Good Knives

2. Good Ingredients

3. Good cutting boards.


I have the first two covered but at home, I didn’t have a good board. I have known for years being a culinary student and now graduate of the program, that the number one company for quality butcher blocks and boards is John Boos & Company. They are used all over the world, in almost every restaurant I have had the pleasure to visit the kitchen in, and they are loved by celebrities too! My friend and fellow chef, Chef Billy Parisi recently attended the housewares show in Chicago and didn’t miss a beat posting a photo from the Boos booth touting that they are the best. I love Billy he is amazing and I believe him when he says he loves his Boos!

About the company:


John Boos & Co. is the leading manufacturer of butcher block and stainless steel gourmet and foodservice products in the U.S.A. JB&C is renowned for their famous Boos Blocks® and Cutting Boards. JB&C products are “Made in the U.S.A” of solid and quality North American hardwoods, and are the finest in quality, workmanship and design.


Since 1887!


John Boos & Co. based in Effingham, Illinois, is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality kitchen equipment and butcher blocks in the United States, and has been in business continuously since 1887. Founder Conrad Boos harvested Sycamore from wooded areas around Effingham, processed it at his sawmill, and then brought it to his blacksmith shop for finishing. The first innovation was a sycamore tree placed on three legs to absorb the shock of the smith’s hammer against the anvil. When the local butcher saw and admired the innovation, he realized that he could use one in his meat market. So Conrad’s son, John, adapted the idea and made him one. This was the start of John Boos & Company making butcher blocks for commercial meat markets over 120 years ago.



I had the awesome fortune to be able to review the AUJUS. It is a 24x18x1-1/2” thick hard rock maple cutting board with grips and a juice groove. It reverses to a flat surface and is NSF approved for the FS industry.


You didn’t think I would let you just see the stock photo that does it no justice did you? 😀

ooohhhh ohhhhh so gorgeous!


This model is very popular and ranks as one of their top 10. After using it for a few weeks I concur it is fantastic. I used it yesterday a lot in my appetizer recipe and those groves came in handy!

I needed to concasse my tomatoes and that means a lot of juice and seeds needed to go somewhere so guess what, that groove was perfect!

And also the sheer size of it came in handy as I could chop everything I needed for my recipe!

Being NSF certified means the product stands up to standards enforced by the National Food Safety board meaning i can take this board to my restaurant and use it there because its been proven safe to use. Now many people argue that wood boards are bad but because I have quite a but of money invested in good knives, I know from professional experience that wood boards are much kinder to the blade on my knives. It is preference of course but I much prefer wood. It is easier for me to not worry about meat bacteria because I don’t really eat meat but also because I am the luckiest blogger in the world and Boos sent me 2 boards for my own use. I will be renovating my ktichen and right now I am so glad I have these boards!

As a little side note, the board does make a great photo background :)


Care of the boards, I use water and spray it as best I can and use mild soap when needed. These have to be oiled once a month or they will dry out. DO NOT EVER put them in the dishwasher!

Bottom Line: My professional opinion and my personal opinion is that these boards really are the cream of the crop. They are heavy, thick, and stand up to the chef abuse I give them. As my classmates in culinary school can attest, I take up a LOT of room in my food prep so having 2 feet of clean prep area is my idea of cooking heaven!

Buy It: You can buy the John Boos 24 inch maple AUJUS model online at Cutlery and More,  or by using the retail locator on the website! It retails for $109.99!


John Boos & Co. is giving away an AUJUS maple Cutting Board to one lucky winner!

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Products provided to facilitate this review. And John Boos and Company make the best cutting boards EVER.

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The “KIB” Kitchen Island Bar is beautiful!

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love to make roasted veggies to add to several dishes. This means lots of chopping.
    Veggies, olive oil, salt, pepper, any seasonings you like, Parmesan–mix together and roast in 400 degree oven until just starting to brown. Yum!

  3. Gina Ferrell says:

    I like the “RN-BF” Bloc de Foyer.

  4. robyn paris says:

    i like the metropolitan oasis island

  5. Margaret Smith says:

    I also love the “Big Easy” Block
    Thanks so much.

  6. I love the Walnut R-Board. What a gorgeous color.

  7. Love the “OSTL” Natural Oak Bar Stools

  8. alyce poalillo says:

    “RN-BF” Bloc de Foyer looks awesome and I would love to have it.

  9. All of their boards look so nice! I really like the Maple BBQ Board – Reversible.

  10. I’d like to have the Deluxe Barbeque Board.

  11. Vicky Boackle says:

    i like the MET-OA” Metropolitan Oasis 32″Dia table.

  12. Kristi C says:

    I love the Painted Solid Wood Stool.

  13. April Brenay says:

    the big easy!!!

  14. Tracy L Davis says:

    I love the Walnut R-Board

  15. kristen m says:

    I like the maple bakers table!

  16. MommaMary says:

    I love the Eliptical C-Table It would make a gorgeous island in my kitchen!

  17. MommaMary says:

    I would make a big bowl of slaw. It would be such a great board to cut the cabbage.

  18. pamela james says:

    The natural birch bar stools.

  19. pamela james says:

    I wish I had the cutting board right now, I’m getting ready to make sloppy joes.
    I would be able to chop the onions and peppers on the board!

  20. debbie jackson says:

    painted white stool and i want to try chicken faitias

  21. Sharon Schoepe says:

    I really like the Deluxe Barbeque Board

  22. i also like the “RN-POTR” Pot Rack for Pro Prep Bloc

  23. i’d like to start out small with a fruit salad

  24. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    “SBO-S” Stainless Steel Baker`s Frames
    Welded Set-up
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  25. Jessie C. says:

    I like “HNS” 1-3/4″ Thick Maple Top Work Table
    Galvanized Base & Shelf

  26. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like to make Roasted Mushroom and Tomato Wheat Pasta

  27. Kristy Thiel says:

    i like the big easy block too!

  28. tricia dunkle says:

    I really like the maple bbe baord

  29. I also like the Metropolitan Wire Cart Maple.

  30. I’d make steak fajitas.

  31. Elizabeth says:

    I like the Kitchen Island Bar !!

  32. Rochelle says:

    I love the “JNS” 1-1/2″ Thick Maple Top Work Table
    Galvanized Base & Shelf. Thanks!

  33. Rochelle says:

    I’d make a potato casserole and a summer fruit dessert. Thanks!

  34. I like the Big Easy” Block.

  35. I love the Deluxe Barbeque Board

  36. This will be perfect for BBQs as the meat juice if any that spills will be confined! :)

  37. This would be great to have when I make a greek salad.

  38. Stephanie V. says:

    “ET” Stainless Steel Enclosed Base Tables – ET1S
    w/4″ Coved Riser Back Only-Oil – w/1-3/4″ Thick
    Hard Rock Maple Top

  39. Love the Kitchen Island Bar!

  40. Probably Bruchetta or Zucchini bread!

  41. I really like the Big Easy Block (Butcher)

  42. I want to make my chicken stir fry with lots of chopped up veggies.

  43. Sheila K. says:

    I like the “KIB” Kitchen Island Bar!

  44. Sheila K. says:

    I’ll make chicken bruschetta!

  45. Karen Gonyea says:

    I like the “RN-BF” Bloc de Foyer.

  46. any kitchen island would be nice.

  47. Steve Stone says:

    the metropolitan oasis island

  48. sarah u says:

    i like the Deluxe Barbeque Board

  49. I also like the Painted Solid Wood Stool.

  50. paige chandler says:

    I love the Big Easy Block


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