We had the good fortune of connecting with Nathalie Acosta and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nathalie, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I’ve always supported small businesses and admired them for finding something they love to make a business out of. I wanted that for myself for the longest but struggled digging into my inner creativity. I enjoyed putting charcuterie boards together for every gathering or even just as a treat for myself but it wasn’t until I hopped on the TikTok train and started seeing charcuterie businesses that made me feel like I finally found my niche! With enough support from friends and family after bringing up my new business idea, I went for it and it’s only blown up since!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Boards By Nat Charcuterie LLC specializes in charcuterie boards, boxes, cones, cups, tables, and anywhere else you can think of putting a spread! I take pride in my work not just being aesthetically pleasing but also enjoyable! Many think a charcuterie board is just about throwing a variety of ingredients together to make it look nice but to me, it’s so much more than that. I put myself in the consumer’s shoes and make sure I am preparing a spread that I would want to buy for myself! I am constantly trying new cheeses, finding new pairings and looking for high quality vendors to source my supplies from to serve the best charcuterie experience to each of my clients with every order.

Growing this business has not been as easy as I thought it would be. I had no idea how much work went into running a catering business especially all the licensing required! I’d say the biggest challenge I’ve faced by far in this business was getting myself running legally and up to the health department’s standards. From getting proper licensing and insurance to finding commercial kitchen space, I am so proud of how far I’ve come and super grateful for the clients who have supported me since the beginning

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I absolutely love living in West Palm Beach. There’s so much to do and see, truly never a dull moment. I am based in the downtown area and my favorite places to take my friends when they visit is Rosemary Square, Clematis St. and Palm Beach Island. A couple of my favorite spots in these areas include Elizabetta’s, Batch, 123 Datura, PB Improv Comedy club, RH Rooftop, Meat Market, and the Royal Poinciana Plaza .

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family deserves the most recognition in my business’ success to date! My sister and brother-in -law were the first ones I pitched my idea to. Initially, I thought it was silly and was expecting them to laugh at me but to my surprise, they were extremely supportive and their encouragement really gave me the confidence boost I needed to pursue this! My daughter has also played a huge roll in my journey as she is a daily reminder of who I do this for! We share the same love for all things cheese and charcuterie so I hope to have her working by my side once she’s old enough to do so and to one day pass this business down to her.
Last but not least, I’d like to shoutout my parents who contribute so much to the success of my business. I really don’t believe I would have gotten this far without them. My dad does most of my deliveries and my mom is the biggest help with prep work. They’ve spent tons of early mornings and late nights with me to help get orders done and out on time. I am forever grateful to have them as part of my support system.

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Website: https://boardsbynatcharcuterie.square.site/

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