Consider making end grain cutting boards with what you have.
It seems a shame to use such nice wood on a face grain cutting board. I used a hickory slab and made this cutting board table for a client. A face grain cutting board would not have the character I achieved through the planning of how the pieces would look after the second glue-up.
There are plenty of how-to videos on UTube which will teach you in short order.
Here's the top of the hickory table, which spalted in the log before it was sawn into 8/4 slabs. The light shapes are from sapwood. I took into account how much sapwood there was before I made my first glue-up.
Thanks Dale, I thought about the end grain option but everyone wanted long grain slabs. I think they want more display than use. I have a small pile of decent size mesquite so I am going to cut some and hand split them into usable boards then try the end grain. I will post pics when I get started.