We are a family-owned, veteran-owned, small business. We do it all and we love what we do.

Get to know
Our BBQ Team

Hi, šŸ‘‹ We are Sean and Erica and we started Code 1 BBQ just the two of us. We are a husband and wife team, married almost two decades with three kids. Everything we’ve given to Code 1 comes straight from our family to yours.

Sean is an Airforce veteran and a dedicated, hardworking husband and father.

Erica is an author, entrepreneur, and chef.

We spent our years together hunting down decent BBQ and binge-watching BBQ competitions on cable. Erica worked in the restaurant/wedding planning biz and was in culinary school, and Sean had a passion for smoking meat. While life took them through a corporate turn, it eventually led them back to BBQ.

When the opportunity arose and the universe fell in line we asked ourselves, “why not? Why not share this amazing, made-from-scratch BBQ food!” That’s when Code 1 was born.

Since 2021, we’ve been catering and serving our community smoked meats and scratch sides for all their events. In 2023 we opened our first brick and mortar restaurant in Wilmington, MA with limited seating and take-out. We love meeting everyone and sharing our love of great BBQ with you all.

We’re also grateful to have a few great people come along this journey with us. Without them none of this would be possible.

Erica Marchant

Author, Chef, and Restauranter

Erica’s Motto: There’s only one [short] life to live and far too many stories to tell.

She’s owner of Erica Marchant Creative Services and co-owner of Code 1 BBQ, LLC.
You can follow her on Facebook, Amazon, and Goodreads.

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Sean Marchant

A Few Words About Sean

Airforce Veteran, Leader, and Pitmaster

Sean is a man of few words. But who needs words with a passion for cooking BBQ? He served 6 years and 4 tours as a crew chief in the Airforce making sure those F-16s were ready and safe before his pilots flew them.

After years as an HVAC technician and department manager, Sean changed careers and took his passion for smoked meat to the next level.

Julio Tavarez

Head Chef &
Kitchen Manager

Julio Tavarez is our head chef and kitchen manager. He joined Code 1 with years of experience running and managing his own kitchen and company.

Julio is formally trained in French Cuisine through Le Cordon Bleu with over 8+ years of restaurant experience including running his own prepared meals companies for over 5 years. This has given him extensive experience in independently running an entire kitchen while cooking and working with customers.

When it comes to operations like automating the ordering process, establishing efficient cooking procedures, and monitoring quality assurance, Julio takes the best practices and systems learned from his past experiences and implements them into Code 1 BBQ to make sure customers are getting the same fantastic experience every time.

Susan Morris

Baker &
Mama Bear

Susan Morris joined us in the early days of Code 1 and helped us build this business to what it is today!

Susan is not only a mom to two wonderful
boys she’s our MAMA BEAR and resident baker serving up all that delicious cornbread.

She makes sure we’ve got coverage everywhere and anywhere that’s needed. She loves spreading the word about Code 1 and interacting with all the customers.

Susan plays a critical role in keeping
Code 1 BBQ operating at its best. Her favorite part is talking about and sharing
our food with our community.

Nicole DiLorenzo

Event &
Marketing
Manager

Hello šŸ‘‹ My name is Nicole.
I got started in the hospitality industry at the age of 13 serving pizza in the summer on Revere Beach. After 2 years, I was hired as a waitress at the Hilltop Steakhouse on Rt. 1 in Saugus. From there I graduated to more upscale, fine dining restaurants and did a lot of private dining serving.

When I met my husband in 2017, he owned a meal prep company and I jumped on board. Not only was I in the kitchen with him on the weekends preparing the meals, I was also in charge of any pop-ups/events that we hosted. That was when I found my passion for event coordinating.

In 2020 we started operating our meal prep company out of a shared kitchen space in Woburn where we met Erica & Sean. Being small business owners, parents, significant others, we all connected very quickly.

Unfortunately, my husband and I shut down our meal prep company in March of 2023 and that is when I hopped on board with CODE 1. Iā€™m totally looking forward to my new role here because not only do I love providing a memorable experience for people, I also love making sure they are surrounded with delicious food and exceptional hospitality!

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Slow smoked meats and made-from-scratch comfort sides.

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