Yes. It is made exactly for that purpose. With time, you may notice some scratches on the board, that is ok, it is what keeps your knives sharp and the reason chefs use wood on cutting boards. Teak Wood has self-preserving properties that kill any bacteria. It could be a good idea to apply vinegar from time to time to clean the board, do not use vegetable oil, as it may add some acidity to the board. Whenever you have the time, you can sand it lightly and apply beeswax to keep the board as new for years!