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December 7, 2011
Let The Grilling Begin! Bobby Flay Chooses BOOS BLOCK® Cutting Boards, Carts and Tables for his new Food Network Show "Barbecue Addiction"

Bobby Flay Grills Up His Signature Dishes Using BOOS BLOCK® Butcher Block Cutting Boards, Carts and Tables to prep with on his new Food Network Show "Barbecue Addiction". Catch the show on Sundays at 11 a.m. ET.

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

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November 7, 2011
A Butcher Block Of Epic Proportions - In The Round!

John Boos & Co., a leader in butcher block and stainless steel manufacturing, established in 1887, has recently manufactured a magnificent, unbelievably large round butcher block, Effingham style! Measuring 5' round and 10" thick, this larger than life block weighs in at an astonishing 1,000 pounds! No smoke or mirrors were used in the making of this beauty. It is 100% solid hard rock maple all the way through. The end grain construction gives it a checkerboard design – the authentic, signature look of a true butcher's block.

What might a block this size be used for, you may ask yourself. Well, a hole will be cut out of the middle of it to insert a cooktop/warming unit. The block will be used as a carving/serving station in a university where brisket, chicken, steaks, etc. will be sliced and served.

This colossal masterpiece will be on display in the John Boos & Co. Showroom & Outlet at 507 E. Fayette only for a short time, from now through Saturday, Nov 12, 2011. So, don’t miss out on seeing this extraordinary piece of history! Showroom hours are 8:00-5:00, Monday-Friday and 9:00-1:00 on Saturdays.

To see additional innovative product designs by John Boos & Co., visit their website www.johnboos.com. Superior fabrication by an American manufacturer…John Boos & Co. The leader in the stainless steel and butcher block manufacturing industry since 1887.

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November 4, 2011
This Old House Magazine Lists John Boos Walnut Dining Table as one of the top 100 best new home products of 2011

John Boos Walnut Dining/Conference table has been listed as one of This Old House Magazine’s 100! The list, found in the November/December issue of This Old House, celebrates the 100 best new home products of the year. This Old House editors examined thousands of submissions to find the precious few that are truly unique and that they believe will make a difference in the lives of TOH readers and their families. This list is a real value to TOH readers, helping them find products that will save them time and money and help them fix up their homes with greater ease. The TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2011

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November 3, 2011
Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss Chooses John Boos & Co. Maple Baker's Tops For His New Baking Facility at Lackawanna

Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken and star of TLC’s Cake Boss, will begin operating his new 32,000 square foot space at Lackwanna Center in Jersey City, NJ. This location will serve as a production facility with offices and headquarters for the growing brand, and many of its operations will be documented in the Cake Boss episodes. The facility is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, from professional-grade mixers to large scale ovens and industrial refrigerators. John Boos' involvement includes 2-1/4" thick hard rock maple bakery tops which Buddy and his team can be seen using on the TLC’s TV show Cake Boss. These heavy duty commercial grade tops have a penetrating oil finish and are approved by the National Sanitation Foundation. They withstand the constant hustle and bustle of the busy bakery where Buddy and his team roll out fondant, dirty ice cakes, and sculpt one of a kind masterpieces.

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September 23, 2011
Kent Kitchen Works Blogs About John Boos & Co.

Kent Kitchen Works (Northwest Connecticut's Complete Kitchen, Bath, & Interior Design Destination) recently blogged about John Boos & Co. butcher blocks and cutting boards.Kent Kitchen Works Blog

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July 21, 2011
Rachael Ray Lists Boos Block® Cutting Boards as a Top 4 Kitchen Must-Have!

American television personality, celebrity chef and author Rachael Ray has a word or two to say about Boos Block® cutting boards. They made her list of the top 4 must-haves in the kitchen! Watch to find out why Rachael Ray loves her Boos Block ® cutting boards. She also gives a few good tips on how to clean them. She hosts the syndicated talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray and three Food Network series, 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels and $40 a Day. Ray wrote cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, and launched a magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, in 2006. Rachael’s hugely successful syndicated daytime program, Rachael Ray, launched in the fall of 2006. Showcasing Rachael’s warmth, energy and boundless curiosity, the show invites viewers to experience life the Rachael Ray way. Credited with getting America back in the kitchen with her easy approach to cooking, Rachael takes the same philosophy – finding simple solutions to everyday problems—beyond the kitchen and into all aspects of the show.

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June 16, 2011
Boos Blocks ® & Big Green Egg®

Beautiful Boos Block ® cutting boards were used by Terry VanderHeiden at the Big Green Egg Fest. Terry Vanderheiden used Boos Block ® Hard Rock Maple cutting boards in his step by step video on how to cook cinnamon swirl bread on the outdoor cooker the Big Green Egg ®. Video provided by Terry VanderHeide, www.imagelight.com

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January 27, 2011
Butcher Blocks Receive Thumbs Up Review From Official Dr. Oz Fansite

In a recent review, the Opinion Queen thinks it is safe to say that she (and every person who has visited her kitchen since she got them) is in love with her Boos Block Cutting Boards! Following a segment in a recent airing of a Dr Oz Show about the importance of replacing old cutting boards, she went on a mission to find the best cutting boards for her readers. While on her quest, not only did she get the opportunity to review two stunning Boos Blocks, but Boos Block also offered to give one of their high-end cutting boards to one of her readers too! The Opinion Queen's bottom line – Boos Block Cutting Boards are popular among professional chefs and on the Food Network for a reason, superb quality and the beautiful addition it makes to any kitchen counter-top!Full Version Of Cutting Board Giveaway

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June 14, 2010
Congratulations to our partner, the French Pastry School Chefs and Chicago Blackhawks!

The French Pastry School of Chicago, IL provides dessert buffet for the Blackhawks’ private dinner to celebrate the NHL Champions and the Stanely Cup’s return to Chicago after 49 years. During the event, the French Pastry School Chefs presented the hockey team with their own version of a Stanley Cup made entirely out of chocolate and decorated with cocoa butter. The 50-pound chocolate sculpture took more than 150 hours to complete. Visit Hereto see more photos and view full press release online.

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August 29, 2008
Tailgating - Bobby Flay's Block Party

It's not your average block party...Bobby Flay, Food Network Star, throws a tailgate party on the streets of Brooklyn to celebrate his beloved New York Giants reaching the title game. Besides Bobby, the big-named celebs working the grill were New York Giants offensive linemen Kareem Mckenzie and David Diehl. The football athletes prepped their tailgate food on John Boos Maple Cutting Boards, of which Bobby Flay is a big fan. Bobby keeps a good supply of Boos Block Boards to use in his two restaurants, Mesa Grill and Bar Americain. The Iron Chef also makes sure he has plenty of Boos Boards for his latest show on Food Network-Grill It! With Bobby Flay.

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July 22, 2008
John Boos & Co. Brand Hits The Culinary Stages

John Boos & Co. is a leading manufacturer of butcher blocks in the high end Gourmet market and Foodservice equipment industry. Boos Block® cutting boards are the #1 board of choice among culinary professionals worldwide. They are used by many prominent Food Network Celebrity Chefs. On June 13–15, the 26th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO featured many of the culinary industry’s top chefs and restaurateurs. Chefs Bobby Flay, Jacques Pepin, and Masaharu Morimoto demonstrated their cooking techniques and culinary skills throughout the event. Boos Block® boards were again the culinary tool of choice for the event. On June 15th, the Aspen Sunday News covered the highlights of Aspen Food & Wine Event. The front page featured a photo of ‘Top Chef’ series host Padma Lakshmi preparing champagne spritzers on a Boos Cutting Board. Whether attending, reading publications, or viewing filming of culinary events, it has become a common sight to view the Boos Block® brand on the culinary stage.

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July 21, 2008
John Boos & Co. Partners With National Pork Board

The 20th Annual World Pork Expo was held June 5-7, 2008 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The event was a huge success, with thousands of producers and industry professionals from all over the world in attendance. Events included the Great Pork BarbeQLossal and the Big Green Egg Scramble. 61 teams had a cook-off in 4 different categories. Each team was supplied with Boos Block Cutting Boards to prepare their winning meals. For the Big Green Egg competition, 6 lucky contestants were drawn to compete in a cook-off. The winner received a Big Green Egg and Boos Block Cutting Boards as a grand prize!

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July 17, 2008
Winner of Hell's Kitchen Visits John Boos Showroom

Christina Machamer, the recent winner of Hell's Kitchen, Season 4, traveled 2 hours from her hometown in St. Louis, MO to visit John Boos & Co.'s Showroom in Effingham, IL to pick up a few cutting boards to use on her upcoming PR tour. At a young age of 25, Christina was one of the many contestants that were put to the test by Chef Gordon Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen with grueling challenges, slicing and dicing their way through each episode in hopes of winning a life-changing culinary prize. Christina's strong culinary talents pushed her through to win a whopping 9 challenges and sent her on through to the finale. Battling against Petrozza in the final competition, Christina had to deal with weak members of her team while her prize was at stake. Ultimately, Christina reigned supreme and is now a winner of a senior chef position at Ramsey's new restaurant, Gordon Ramsey at the London West Hollywood which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2008. While visiting Boos' Showroom on July 7th, Christina and her grandmother, Suzy, picked out a variety of cutting boards for Christina's upcoming PR tour with Petrozza, and she also shopped for family and friends. At the time of the visit, Christina was not allowed to announce who had won Season 4 of Hell's Kitchen. However, she had already known she was the winner, because taping had ended six months prior.Christina Machamer, the recent winner of Hell's Kitchen, Season 4, traveled 2 hours from her hometown in St. Louis, MO to visit John Boos & Co.'s Showroom in Effingham, IL to pick up a few cutting boards to use on her upcoming PR tour. At a young age of 25, Christina was one of the many contestants that were put to the test by Chef Gordon Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen with grueling challenges, slicing and dicing their way through each episode in hopes of winning a life-changing culinary prize. Christina's strong culinary talents pushed her through to win a whopping 9 challenges and sent her on through to the finale. Battling against Petrozza in the final competition, Christina had to deal with weak members of her team while her prize was at stake. Ultimately, Christina reigned supreme and is now a winner of a senior chef position at Ramsey's new restaurant, Gordon Ramsey at the London West Hollywood which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2008. While visiting Boos' Showroom on July 7th, Christina and her grandmother, Suzy, picked out a variety of cutting boards for Christina's upcoming PR tour with Petrozza, and she also shopped for family and friends. At the time of the visit, Christina was not allowed to announce who had won Season 4 of Hell's Kitchen. However, she had already known she was the winner, because taping had ended six months prior.

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May 20, 2008
Boos Block Table Design Wins KB Award

Woman's Day Magazine held their Fifth Annual KB Awards at the Kitchen & Bath Show in Chicago this April. Among many of the entries, was John Boos Motorized Ergonomic Grande Work Table, which won grand prize in its class. This handsome work table has more than natural maple beauty going for it. In fact, its most appealing feature is the fact that the surface adjusts from 30 to 40 inches high. A switch below and between the unit's two drawers operates an electric motorized lift. Power is supplied simply via an electrical cord in one of the table's food-service-grade stainless steel legs. Mr. Joe Emmerich, President of John Boos & Co was present to accept the KB Award.

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October 10, 2007
Disney Incorporates Boos Block In New Feature Film

Keep a look-out for that Boos Brand! In the new up and coming Disney movie, "G-Force", Boos' Gathering Block will be integrated into the Disney set. This free-standing 25"x24"x4" Maple Topped Butcher Block in basil green can be seen if you keep your eyes peeled while watching the movie.

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July 30, 2007
Oprah's Chef Owns Personal Boos Work Table

Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey's top chef boasts of his own personal outdoor kitchen oasis at his home in Chicago. After grilling for Oprah in her backyard at her California home, Art decides to "be like Oprah" and create his own outdoor kitchen. This 500 square foot poured cement backyard is shared by everyone in his condominium. Among the grill, cooking utensils, freshly potted herbs, and other kitchen musts, you will find a Cucina Grande Work Table equipped with a stainless steel pot rack. This work station is one of the many products offered by John Boos & Co.

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July 6, 2007
Boos Dealer Rubs Elbows With Celebrity Chefs

The biggest names in the food industry head to Apsen, Colorado to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Food & Wine Magazine Classic on July 15 - 17. And a Boos dealer is in the middle of it all! Featuring over 80 cooking and wine seminars, this event is considered the meeting place for the industry's top chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, and food and wine loving consumers. The Food & Wine Classic showcases over 50 of the world's foremost authorities on wine and food. Over 1,000 premium wines are poured by the vintners themselves in the Grand Tasting Pavillion, complemented by specialty foods from around the world. "Foodies" flock from miles around to participate in wine tasting and cooking demonstrations, put on by the most renowned Celebrity Chefs. Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and Masaharu Morimoto make an appearance to give culinary speeches and/or cooking demonstrations. Many of the above mentioned Celebrity Chefs choose Boos Boards to use on the sets of their Cooking Shows which all air on The Food Network Channel. A fellow John Boos dealer, Rick Krackel, gets a chance to pose with Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse and his Boos Board. Food & Wine Magazine's 2007 Best New Chefs, who were featured in Food & Wine's July issue, are also recognized at this event. They make their debut by each preparing a signature dish at an exclusive tasting dinner for 700 Classic guests. The chefs represent ten up-and-coming talents from across the country. This event has grown tremedously since its initial establishment in 1983 in which it attracted 300 people. By 1990 the Classic had become the most renowned event of its kind. More than 2,000 people attended to see speaker Julia Child and other superchefs of the time. In 1995, more than 4,000 people were in attendance. Now, in its 25th year, the Food & Wine Classic is the premier food and wine event of the world. "The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is a culinary carnival complete with America's best chefs, best ingredients, and best ideas." - Fox News Channel "It's a cooking and wine concert, a chance for chefs to feel like rock stars." - Wolfgang Puck "When you get invited to teach seminars at the Classic in Aspen, it's the pinnacle of your career." - Bobby Flay

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December 1, 2006
Magazine Chooses Product Winner

"Cooking Pleasures Magazine", an affiliate of the Cooking Club of America, dubbed John Boos' Cutting Board as the best product pick of the month. A participant in Cooking Pleasures' On-line Cook's Giveaway Program, Boos featured their signature Hard Rock Maple Cutting Board. Edge grain in construction, with a penetrating natural oil finish, this cutting board delivers professional performance and stamina, and is a staple among American kitchens. This particular "R" board model is utilized by numerous celebrity chefs on the Food Network Channel, namely Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, Emeril Lagasse, and the Iron Chefs of "Iron Chef America".