It all started as a father and son building project between Ed Miler and Stephen Miller. While Ed’s wife Joy Miller was out of town visiting her parents, Ed decided he was going to build a wood-fired brick oven in their back yard. He had always wanted to add something like a BBQ grill to their outside living space but after Ed and Joy’s 25th anniversary trip to Italy he was inspired to build something a little more unconventional, next to their fire pit.
Ed knew it was better to ask for forgiveness than for permission and to Joy’s surprise the oven project was nearly finished when she returned from her vacation. To the whole family’s benefit, learning to cook in the wood-fired oven became a tasty hobby. Sure enough the Miller’s passion for quality or what some might call obsessive compulsive behavior, lead them to perfect a pizza recipe better than anything they had ever tasted.
They couldn’t keep pizza this good to themselves; they began to share their delicious pizza with their neighbors, which grew to having pizza parties with their church family. Things escalated quickly when word of mouth spread how good the pizza actually was; they knew they had created something very special. The dream of starting a pizza shop in heart of West Virginia slowly churned into reality, with the decision to add Americas 2nd favorite food to the menu, ice cream.
The Millers came to the conclusion that if they could create the best pizza they have ever tasted, there is no reason they couldn’t make the best ice cream. Just like the oven project, Ed and Stephen decided to take on another construction project and built the shop around the already existing oven. The family continued the trend of making things themselves and developed a menu of artisan style cuisine with superior quality ingredients.
Ed’s idea of starting a family business in his back yard wasn’t just a dream anymore, it was Pizzas & Cream. Backed by popular demand, the Millers opened Pizzas & Cream March 11th 2015.