Co-owners Stacy Cooper and Erik Johannes are passionately committed to serving hearty, wholesome food and creating a welcoming environment where hungry people can enjoy comfort food with a local twist.
It all started with an amazing Biscuit. In 2013, Stacy Cooper had adapted her Canadian grandmother’s biscuit recipe using Maine-grown wheat and other local ingredients. The result was a nutty, hearty biscuit everyone loved. “You should sell these!” they said. “Sure!’ she said. “It’ll be a nice little side business,” she said.
Just as Stacy was preparing to set up her Biscuit Stand at a nearby Farmer’s Market, The Heart of Biddeford announced a grant competition to encourage entrepreneurs to open businesses in empty downtown storefronts as part of a long-term revitalization plan.
Stacy was reluctant to apply at first, given her full time job as a corporate Training Consultant, but with encouragement from local business owners, family and friends, Stacy decided to take the plunge and after a Shark Tank style presentation, she won, and Biscuits & Company was born!
The doors opened in December 2014 with support from the local community and soon B&C became a local favorite,
Chef Erik Johannes joined Biscuits & Company in 2017, first as Executive Chef, then as business partner and co-owner. His creativity kitchen savvy and business experience helped streamline our operations and his love for good food is a perfect fit with the B&C vibe. Erik’s friendly welcome makes guests feel immediately at home.
Prior to joining B&C, Erik worked in the public school system for several years before returning to cooking, his first love. His eclectic experience as a chef has taken him from California to NYC, Europe, New Zealand and beyond. Closer to home, Erik owned Erik’s Lakeside Grill in Madawaska, ME and Murphy’s Pub in San Francisco CA..
Stacy & Erik believe that the food we eat is as important as the company we keep. Biscuits & Company is all about using the power of good food to bring people together, build community and create a little happiness in the world. .