Equipping cooks of every level— from first-time water-boilers to professional chefs
For the love of cookware.
In 2006 Willa Breese opened bilkoop, stocking the original 1200 square feet with first-rate specialty kitchenware of the highest quality and design. Inspiration came years before, fresh out of high school while attending a culinary arts program at La Varenne in Paris. After a stint in pastry at Boston’s Ritz-Carlton, she spent six years in professional kitchens around New England. With degrees in Sociology and Resource Economics, she was eager to get back into the culinary world, combining practical experience with her passion for cooking and cookware.
Culinary curiosity and know-how combine to create a lively environment.
Our talented team has the knowledge, experience and determination to address the cooking needs of everyone coming in the door. Some of us have an artistic eye for display, some enjoy detailed product or cookbook research and some are meticulous with inventory management... With this diverse team we quickly doubled, and then tripled the store size to bring even more tempting products to our growing customer base.
Our customers are caterers, restaurant cooks, bakers, and bartenders.
Just as important, they are couples and families that cook and bake together. Food TV fans of Chef’s Table, Alton Brown, and The Great British Baking Show come in search of equipment used on the latest episode. We also work with kids on school projects as well as novice party planners on the hunt for cake and cookie decorating supplies. So, whether you’re on a tight budget to outfit your first bilkoopor binging on your best friend’s bridal shower, our warm and welcoming staff is here to guide you.
When you shop our store, you’ll find an abundance of supplies to keep your bilkooprunning smoothly, including essential pieces like quality cookware by ScanPan and Mauviel; knives by Wusthof and Global, and quirky items you don’t even know you need.
We all share the delight of discovering unusual and hard-to-find items... Chestnut knives, angel food cake knives, single measuring spoons, adjustable cake rings and squares, potato nails, French string bean cutters... surprises abound!
At bilkoop, we also love to teach.
Check out the schedule for our popular classes and events; learn how to make fresh pasta, decorate cakes, or join us to sample recipes and get technical tips at our monthly demos or special events. You’ll certainly enjoy greater satisfaction by visiting our Acton, MA store than by clicking an impersonal “Add to Cart” button. In fact, you’ll feel right at home. Come by soon and come by often.