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Tuesday, July 19 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Makers: NOLA BOARDS

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Join Mandy Simpson & Daren Sumrow, owners of NOLA BOARDS, as they will be demonstrating how to care & maintain wooden cutting boards by using lemons as well as food safe oil & local beeswax.
NOLA BOARDS is a homegrown, handcrafted cutting board business based out of the Freret Neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans. Wanting to combine their talents, Mandy Simpson & her husband Daren Sumrow of New Orleans Woodworking teamed up in 2014 to create these one of a kind pieces of functional art.
Mandy, a native of New Orleans & owner of NOLA BOARDS designs & names each cutting board. Inspired by the staples of the southern food she was raised with and the landmarks she has been surrounded by, the boards have been given names like ‘ROUX,’ ‘the TRINITY,’ and ‘the MARIGNY TRIANGLE.’ Daren & his crew help to fabricate the boards in his woodshop. What started as a way of using up scrap wood from Daren’s shop after the custom furniture, cabinetry, and restaurant build-outs he has done, NOLA BOARDS has now grown into a full-scale operation.
A variety of domestic & exotic hardwoods are used to make these chopping blocks & cheese boards including Louisiana Sinker Cypress in the 'ATCHAFALAYA.' No scrap is left behind and new products for the bar, kitchen, and dining room are continually added to the mix depending on the size of wood left over. 

Connect with NOLA BOARDS on Facebook and Instagram: @nolacuttingboards

Tuesday July 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Royal Ballrooms A & B at the Hotel Monteleone