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 Boos Block Antimicrobial Cutting Board Study

July 23, 2019  
Research Validates Antimicrobial Properties of John Boos & Co. Wood Cutting Boards

The new study conducted by Mechanical Science and Engineering Professor Nenad Miljkovic and his research laboratory at the University of Illinois, found that the NSF listed Northern Hard Rock Maple cutting boards by John Boos & Co. kill bacteria. Data gathered by the team concluded that application of the NSF listed Boos Block® Mystery Oil and Board Cream on the boards created an “antimicrobial, hydrophobic surface that decreased their surface bacteria to a ‘clean level’ in just three hours” without using recommended board cleaning procedures. Read More...

 Donating Largest Round Boos Block To Help Others

June 11, 2018  
Donating Largest Round Boos Block To Help Others

Custom made for the Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, it will now help provide culinary arts education and hands-on vocational training to men and women transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Read More...

 John Boos & Co. Recognized With The BESI Award

May 22, 2018  
John Boos & Co. Recognized With The BESI Award

The BESI Award recognizes outstanding business firms and leaders in east central Illinois who pioneer enlightened business practices and display social leadership. The intent is to publicize creative, long-term-oriented and morally thoughtful efforts by business owners that might serve as models or examples for aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as for college of business students. Read More...

 John Boos & Co Excellence Business Award

Jan 22, 2018  
John Boos & Co. Honored As 2018 Excellence in Business Award

At the 2018 Effingham Annual Business Recognition Gala, John Boos & Co. was honored as one of the 2018's Excellence in Business Award. Patton Printing and Graphics was also honored with this recognition. Read More...

 John Boos Opens New Wood Plant

Aug 25, 2017  
PRESS RELEASE: John Boos & Co. To Open New $16 Million Manufacturing Facility In Effingham IL
130-Year-Old Company to Produce 13 Millionth Boos Block®

EFFINGHAM, ILL - John Boos & Co., the producer of the famous Boos Blocks® cutting boards and butcher blocks used by professional and home chefs, will open a new, $16 million state of the art plant in Effingham, Ill., on Tuesday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. In conjunction with the grand opening, many former Boos employees will join the company’s current 240 staff members and local dignitaries, to help produce the company’s 13 millionth butcher block. Read More...

 FEAST Magazine - Boos Block Feature

Jan 28, 2016  
John Boos & Co. Statment of Sustainability Commitment and Cooperation

John Boos & Co., the manufacturer of premium hardwood lumber for Boos Blocks Butcher Blocks, Cutting Boards, and Ultra-Premium solid hardwood kitchen and foodservice preparation surfaces, has been a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) for over 40 years. Read More...

Tyler Florence Walnut Round Boos Block

Oct 1, 2015
Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Seeks Out John Boos To Fabricate The Largest Round Table In Boos History

John Boos & Co, a leader in gourmet butcher block kitchen furnishings, and stainless steel foodservice equipment manufacturing, was sought out by TV Personality & Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence to collaborate on fabricating a colossal round butcher block table for Florence’s test kitchen in San Francisco, CA. Click here to read more.

Effingham-jam cookoff event

July 28, 2015
The Smell of BBQ Filled The Air - EffingHAM-JAM Cookoff Event

Taking place in the heart of Effingham, IL, the downtown area was filled with food venders, local shops, competitors and delicious BBQ.  Click here to read more.

HGTV Kitchen Remodel

July 23, 2015
HGTV Kitchen Remodeling Episode Featured A John Boos Milano Table

John Boos Milano Table was shown on a HGTV kitchen remodeling episode. Color expert Danielle Hirsch provided tips on how to avoid a overdone, jaundiced kitchen. Click here to read more.

Chefs Night Out

May 3, 2015
Chefs Night out - James Beard Award 2015

John Boos & Co is ecstatic to announce that they teamed up with Chef Niall Campbell, Kristie Campbell and their culinary team, from the Firefly Grill in Effingham IL. They participated in the Chef's Night Out Event on May 3rd the eve of the James Beard Awards Gala. Click here to see the photos.

Midwest Living Magazine Works of Heart

March 19, 2015
Midwest Living Magazine "Works of Heart"

Boos Block cutting boards were featured in the March/April issue of Midwest Living Magazine. The article called “Works of Heartâ€� is about 19 Midwest Companies keeping it classic by making future family heirlooms. Read the PDF article here.

Dads Doin Dishes

March 6, 2015
"DADS' Doin' Dishes" With Chef Chris Krajacic

Boos Block Grazzi American Hertiage Table and a variety of butcher blocks was featured on the Parent Family Network called "DADS' Doin' DISHES". Read More...

Bobby Flay's Essential Tools 

November 25, 2014
Bobby Flay's Thanksgiving Essentials, Tools Edition

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and what better than to hear what professional culinary Chef Bobby Flay recommends for his Thanksgiving essential kitchen tools. Read how Boos Block wood cutting boards made the list as well as his other recommended kitchen tools. Read more... 


November 21, 2014
Taste of Home Cooking School - Effingham, IL

The Thelma Keller Convention Center hosted the Effingham IL “Taste of Home Cooking School” event on November 21, 2014.
Excited audience members arrived 3 hours early to shop with local vendors and made sure they found themselves a good seat in the V.I.P. area. Read More...

Boos Block - French Pastry School

October 6, 2014
Effingham Awarded As 2014 Google eCity of Illinois

Google awarded Effingham as the Illinois Google eCity of 2014. This award is given to one city in each state that recognizes the strongest online business community. John Boos & Co. had the privledge of attending this special award presentation.  Read More...

 Boos Block - French Pastry School

August 6, 2014  
The status symbol of dream kitchens is this block of wood.

Here is a great article written by Crain’s Chicago Business on John Boos & Co. and how our Boos Block boards became a must have gourmet accessory around the world. The article begins by giving a little background of John Boos & Co. and when everything changed.  Read More...

 FEAST Magazine - Boos Block Feature

March 31, 2014  
April Issue of FEAST Magazine Features Boos Block Article

The April issue of FEAST Magazine features a in depth article about the John Boos & Co. history and manufacturing process of the famous Boos Block cutting boards. Read April's issue of FEAST Magazine here.

 iBlock Cutting Board And Stand - Gourmet Retail Editors Choice 2013

November 22, 2013 
iBlock Cutting Board and Stand was awarded as Editors' Choice
"Best New Product of 2013" for Gourmet Magazine

The Gourmet Retailer was please to honor the iBlock Cutting Board and Stand as being amont the year's most oustanding retail item. The iBlock Cutting Board and Stand is designed to help all cooking enthusiasts read their favorite recipes while using their tablet devices. Read More...

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Boos Blocks 

November 15, 2013 
The Royal Family - Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Boos Blocks

Facts about William and Kate's new home: There are three kitchens in the new home - one for family on the ground floor and two for staff. While the family have housekeeper Antonella Fresolone on hand to help out at mealtimes, keen cook Kate is also expected to prepare a lot of the food. Read More...

Chef Paul Kahan - Remodeled Kitchen Houzz 

October 25, 2013 
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Paul Kahan Shows His Urban Sactuary
By: Rebekah Zaveloff Houzz Contributor & Founder/Principal Designer at KitchenLab| Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors

Peek inside Chef Paul Kahan's newly redone home kitchen and learn what he considers most important for a cooking space.

What Made In America Means To Housewares Manufacturers 

October 2, 2013 
What "Made in America" Means To Housewares Manufacturers
(Excerpt from Gourmet Business Online Magazine Sept 2013 Issue)

“Made in the USA” is a familiar enough label. But what does it really mean when a manufacturer puts one on its gourmet housewares? To consumers, it means that “all or virtually all” of the product was made in America, a standard set by the Federal Trade Commission. Read More...


March 4, 2013 
"DIY TV - I Hate My Kitchen" - Boos Blocks® Kitchen Counter Tops

The HGTV Series, ‘I Hate My Kitchen’ hosted by James Young, reached out to John Boos & Co. and about featuring a “John Boos Ultra Premium Grade Kitchen Counter Tops in Walnut”. Read More...


January 28, 2013 
UL Listed - Chef's Counters - Custom Built Foodservice Equipment

John Boos & Co. is now UL Listed for Custom Built Foodservice Equipment in the United States and Canada. With the capacity to fabricate and wire Custom Built Foodservice Equipment, we are strongly dedicated in working with our customers in designing value added product with food safety in mind from production to consumption. Read More...

 JBC - State Rep Reis and Cavaletto Visit

October 30, 2012
Visit From State Representatives David B. Reis And John D. Cavaletto

Illinois State Representatives, David B. Reis & John D. Cavaletto, visited the John Boos & Co. corporate headquarters on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. The purpose of the visit was to present to the company and its President, Joe Emmerich, with a state resolution honoring John Boos & Co.’s 125th anniversary. Read More...

 Boos Block - KC ROYALE BBQ

October 6, 2012
Boos Block® Incorporated Into A Trophy At The Kansas City Royale BBQ Event

Norbert Bruce, Boos® Show Room And Outlet Store Manager, attended the 2012 Kansas City Royale BBQ Event. Norbert had the privilage of being a part of the VIP guest and had the opportunity to meet celebrity Guy Fieri. Upon attending the Kansas City Royale BBQ, Norbert was able to see our very own Boos Block® be a part of the trophies that were being awarded to the top BBQ contestants. Read More...

Boos Block - Old Sycamore Block 1905 

August 14, 2012
1905 Turned Sycamore Block

On display the evening of the chamber event, sectioned off with velvet ropes, stood the oldest known Boos Block® in existence. A 1905 Turned Sycamore Block owned by the Marge Kaufman family of Sigel, IL was loaned out for the week. Read More...

 Bobby Flay On The Today Show - Boos Block Cutting Board

August 12, 2012
Bobby Flay On The Today Show

Bobby Flay shows favorite "Manly" kitchen gadgets ont he Today Show. One of the must have gadgets is an 18" round x 3" thick end grain walnut Boos Block®. Bobby uses this block in his home kitchen as well. Read More...

125th Anniversary John Boos & Co 

August 9, 2012
John Boos & Co. Celebrating "Serving Our Customers For 125 Years"

John Boos held an after-hours chamber event in celebration of their 125th consecutive year in business. Chamber members and business partners of John Boos all gathered to tour the new Corporate Headquarters office and metal facility located at 3601 S. Banker St. Read More...

 Cake Boss - Boos Block

August 4, 2012
Cake Boss Buddy Valastro Comes To Effingham, IL

The Effingham Performance Center held “Foodie Fest” with celebrity Chef, Baker, and TV personality Buddy Valastro of TLC’s Cake Boss as the main attraction. The goal of this event was to raise money for EPC and to showcase the talents in the Effingham community. Read More...


January 31, 2012
St. Louis Channel 5 News Stops By John Boos & Co. Before Heading To Super Bowl XLVI.

Heidi Glaus from St. Louis TV Channel 5 KSDK and her filming assistant took a brief tour of the John Boos & Co. lumber yard and certain areas of the plant. Read More...

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