Charcuterie board are all the rage. Whether you’re on Instagram or at a bridal shower, you can’t miss these gorgeous and delicious displays of cured meat, cheese and accompaniments. Jessyka Galow, owner of Gathering Board Co. in Waco, Texas, didn’t intend on creating a business, but her hobby turned into so much more. Galow explains how she switched gears to maintain and grow her business during Covid-19:
What inspired you to get into foodservice?
“I enjoy bringing fun appetizers and foods to my friends for events. Starting this cheese and charcuterie kind of fell into my lap.”
What do you love about your business?
“I love that it is centered around bringing people together. Even during Covid when we weren’t really gathering, boxes of cheese and charcuterie were sent as gifts—such a sweet gift to receive during an uncertain period.”
What’s the most interesting thing to happen to your business?
“We have seen tremendous growth. I really didn’t think I was creating a full business when I began this, but it has proven otherwise. We’re in the middle of building out our first location!”
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
“During Covid-19, the entire food industry switched gears and learned new ways of catering to our customers. My business was no different. Learning how to still get a great product to the customer when packaging and foods were getting harder to find and changing day by day. It got pretty crazy for a minute. First time customers have turned into repeat customers despite the learning curves we had to overcome during Covid-19.”
What Cambro products help make your business work?
“Each one of my cheese and charcuterie boards are delivered fresh. A refrigerated van for delivery seemed excessive for this small business right now. We needed to get our product to customers fresh and refrigerated. The Cambro GoBox has been a lifesaver! It allows us to get our products to customers at the perfect temp!”
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