Sean Lara originally hails from San Diego, California and came to Kentuckiana to attend UofL where he cheered for The Cards (Go Cards!) and studied Exercise Physiology, which is now very beneficial given the amount of meats and cheeses he consumes. His love of charcuterie boards started as a treat after cheer practice where he would indulge in fancy cheeses and salamis. Okay, it was Cheez Whiz®, but he was on a college budget.
“I never thought I would own my own business, let alone get into the food industry. All of this happened unexpectedly and completely out of left field, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Every board is unique to the customer and I love how the options are limitless!”
Zack Flanagan was born and bred in New Albany, Indiana. He graduated from UofL with a degree in Marketing and was amazed at how fast his college days flew by. His family has been in the restaurant business for about 16 years, so Zack is pretty stoked to carry on the family tradition. He has a fascination with social media marketing so if you’ve ever sent Board & You a message, email, or text…he’s probably the one you’re speaking with! He’s also more on the business side of things, which might explain the sport coat.
“My favorite thing about Board & You is that it creates an experience for people to come together to enjoy food, fellowship, and create memories, something my family has always been about.’
It all began with some friendly competition between Sean and his co-worker! He decided to go “all out” and create the most amazing board he could without having any prior experience. Zack’s brother, Aaron, is in culinary school at Sullivan University. It was obvious Sean had to use Aaron’s expertise. After creating a mental game plan, Sean was ready to take on the task of creating a winning Charcuterie board! Come to find out, Sean was just competing against himself! His co-worker forgot about the whole thing…
Sean and Zack brought the board to a family gathering and it was an absolute hit! Everyone was raving about it… and that’s when it clicked. Sean and Zack noticed everyone gathering around their board and how it essentially became the center-piece of the party. After a lot of thought (and many blocks of cheese), Sean & Zack decided they wanted to give that same experience to other people in the area; they wanted to give families a conversation piece during parties, events, and gatherings. They wanted to give all of YOU something special. Thus, Board and You was created.