Meet the man behind the business. Phil Bene (pronounced Bené, meaning "well" in Italian) is a mechanical engineer from Long Island, New York with a passion for working with his hands. In fact, it's in his blood. His father is an electrical engineer, his grandfather an airplane mechanic, and Phil himself, a mechanical engineer. When taking a break from his day job, Phil devotes himself to his craft: woodworking. For nearly a decade, Phil Bene has hand-selected rich, sustainably-sourced walnut for his beautifully hand-crafted cutting boards. Using an end-grain construction, Phil Bene cutting boards are built to last a lifetime. If you value quality and craftsmanship, we are confident that you will love and appreciate our product.