The Caulfield Country Boards family team comprises a joiner, a joiner/philosopher, and a geologist/baker!
Caulfield Joinery was established in 1976 by John Caulfield, the original joiner. It is a highly successful business producing high quality hardwood kitchens, windows, doors, and furniture.
Pearse Caulfield, the joiner/philosopher, joined the family business from a young age. On completion of an apprenticeship in joinery he then decided to return to university while still working as a joiner. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2012, gaining a BA in philosophy.
Louise Caulfield, the geologist/baker, studied a BA in natural science, specialising in geology, and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2007. She lived in Western Australia for a number of years working in an iron ore mine! She returned to Ireland in 2011 and the keen baker completed an MSc in environmental science in 2015.
The first wooden board was made in autumn 2011, after Louise called upon the joinery shop to assist in making a couple of serving boards for displaying baked goods….. and so Caulfield Country Boards was born.
Due to a downturn in the economy the joinery business slowed down considerably. We saw a niche in the market for locally crafted, wooden cutting and serving boards, which are both ‘functional and beautiful’. Our products are now stocked in several shops and we supply restaurants, bars and cafés with a wide range of wooden serving boards. We have grown into a successful small business and we hope to continue expanding.