Getting Creative; South Shore Nurses Start Charcuterie Board Business

HANOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The past year has been long and stressful for healthcare workers across the country and two nurses at South Shore Hospital, in Weymouth, decided to do something fun to take the edge off.

The duo decided to start a charcuterie business aptly called Board Certified.

A charcuterie board is not your old fashioned cheese plate. They're kind of like an antipasto but bigger and more modern.

"For our Easter one, we put little baby carrots on them and then the mini Cadbury Eggs, radishes, cucumbers and then just some cheddar cheeses, a lot of pastel colors to make it look like Easter and festive," said co-founder Jamie Margolis.

Margolis and her business partner Liana Macdonald work three 12 hour night shifts a week at the hospital and wanted something more relaxing to do on their days off.

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"It's nice for us to have a little creative outlet aside from our stressful nursing jobs, so it's fun," said Margolis.

Right now, they're working out of a rented commercial kitchen space in Hanover and Margolis said they would love to expand.

The business has proven to be profitable with sales booming, and as a thank you for the support, this month they're giving back to their fellow essential workers.

"If you buy a board, you get a free mini to give to a healthcare worker just to kind of reward our fellow essential workers," said Margolis.

In addition, with more people getting vaccinated for Covid-19 the duo hopes more get togethers mean more customers.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) Reports

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