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Inspiring Conversations with Alex Switzer and Kelsey Silver of Á La Board

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Switzer and Kelsey Silver.

Hi Alex and Kelsey, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
As best friends of five years, we have hosted all sorts of events together, ranging from large holiday gatherings to casual get-togethers. While we find hosting (& obviously attending) events to be a blast, we particularly love curating exciting, attention-grabbing spreads for others to enjoy. We thought, why not make a business out of it. We believe that food should look just as good as it tastes & that every table should render itself “insta-worthy.”

Our love for aesthetic table settings and eye-catching grazers ultimately led us to create Á La Board. We aim to provide stunning spreads for any occasion and are eager to continuously test our creative limits.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Starting a new business as young adults who have never done so before has its challenges. From filing with the state as an LLC to creating an organized and efficient way to track costs, profits and revenue, we are experiencing it all. But any challenge we come across is a welcomed challenge because we get to learn and figure it out together. We strive to do everything the right way. The way we do this is by asking for help and advice from those who are more experienced.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Á La Board?
Elegant boards and Festive spreads. Serving the Orange County and San Diego regions.

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
Some lessons we have learned is to not be ashamed to ask for guidance when starting a new business. Succeeding in something doesn’t come easy and we are still just at the tip of the iceberg. Being passionate about what you do is so important. It’s hard to fight and push for something that doesn’t make you happy. To us, at Á La Board, our work is our passion.

Pricing:

  • The “Box” feeds 2-5 people – $45
  • The “Intimate” feeds 4-8 – $60
  • The “Spread” feeds 10-15 – $125
  • The “Grazer” feeds 20-30 – $200
  • The “Great Grazer” feeds 40+ – Price varies

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