If you’ve been on social media lately, you may have noticed a trend that has taken over – charcuterie boards. They mostly consist of cheese, salami, fruits, nuts and crackers. You may even see over-the-top versions like candy boards, French fry boards consisting of a variety of fries with dipping sauces, waffle boards with fun toppings, and more.
And if those tempting images have you eager for the real thing, treat yourself and your friends to a selection from Kamper’s Kitchen. Their colorful and imaginative boards, boxes and grazing tables are feasts for the eyes as well as the palate.
Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Kamper’s Kitchen works hard to create an unforgettable experience through the art of hosting, creating and styling all things food-related. “I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of food and the way it can bring people together,” says owner and designer Alex Kamper.
Her passion shines brightly through her work. “I love what I do. I get to wake up every day and be surrounded by beautiful food and happy people celebrating important events in their lives. I get to make people happy by doing something that makes me happy, which is the real reward,” she says.
So, how do you make the perfect charcuterie board? “When it comes to creating a beautiful charcuterie board or table, I have two pieces of advice to offer,” Alex generously shares. “First, do as much prep as possible. Wash and dry your fruits and veggies ahead of time, slice your cheeses and meats, and gather all of your crackers, nuts and dried goods that you’d like to use on the board. Second, constantly think about color placement and how you are distributing your produce and cheeses around the board. Don’t lump all of your red raspberries, red strawberries and red salami all in one area – try to distribute your colors throughout.”
While they exceed expectations and excel in charcuterie board making, Kamper’s Kitchen also offers fully catered grazing tables, gift boxes and hands-on charcuterie workshops. If you want to leave a lasting impression on your guests, this is probably one they won’t forget.
“I am so proud of how far this business has come and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love every day,”says the former special events coordinator for Hugh’s Catering. “To me, food is more than just sustenance – it’s a way to bring people together. And that’s what Kamper’s Kitchen is all about.”