Matthew Hickman and Lisa Hoffman have been working together for many years. They originally met working as bakers in Sedona, AZ before moving to Boone, NC and working at some of the best clubs in America. In 2009 they decided to open Underground Baking Company in Hendersonville, NC with the simple mission of creating honest artisan bread and pastries. They now own Underground Baking Company, The BZL Bus, and Independent Coffee Beans. While they may have expanded their portfolio in many ways, they have never stopped their mission of creating the best products in Western North Carolina.