Eat More: The Hospitality Sweet
Eat More: The Hospitality Sweet
The Hospitality Sweet began with a strong woman with a dream backed by an even stronger family. Meghan Adams, a single mom of two daughters used her cake skills and opened The Hospitality Sweet in 2013 with her mom and sister helping her along the way. Meghan’s cooking background started with her Grandma Rose. She still today recalls the fond memories she has of baking red velvet cakes together. Today it’s The Hospitality Sweet’s best seller and her favorite cake! Meghan later went on to take baking classes while she was eight months pregnant with her first daughter. Since then she’s mastered baking and started The Hospitality Sweet to share her many decadent creations such as her stunning cakes, French macarons, cake pops, cupcakes and turtle brownies.
The first location started because downtown Dallas was craving a lunch spot with healthy options. The Hospitality Sweet offered Dallasites a twist on classic salads, sandwiches and soup with a sweet treat and caffeine fix on the side. Meghan doesn’t drink tea or coffee, so she called on expert barista and coffee connoisseur, David, from Crooked Tree Coffee House to help in the caffeine department! She restored the safe box of the old downtown Dallas post office to a cute café with inviting pastel colors, plus character from the original hardwood floors. Their downtown location did so well, that in 2016 it was time to expand into another location and offer more variety to the customers.
Wes Smith who was previously working at Lark on the Park came knocking on her door just at the right time. After working in James Beard award winning restaurants, he was looking to have full control of the kitchen design and a spot where he could have fun with the food as the Executive Chef. The combination of Wes’s savory side and Meghan’s sweet, resulted in the creation of their second location at Preston Center. The feel is different than their downtown location, which is fast pace due to the need for a quick turn-around during the busy lunch rush. Preston Center gives you the feeling that you can come in with friends and family and spend a few hours catching up over some coffee and dessert, and end up staying for a sandwich and soup! They’ve also started serving a special brunch every Saturday 10 am- 3 pm! Some of my family’s favorites from here include their avocado toast and french toast! They might seem simple at first glance, but you’ll start eating it and realize you’ve inhaled it all in minutes. Make it a boozy brunch with some of their delicious mimosas! Also, their menu is seasonal and they work hard with Fresh Point and the Dallas Farmers Market to bring their customers the freshest local ingredients.
The Hospitality Sweet also caters for events and hosts events at both locations! Meghan shared with me some of her catering experiences and one of my favorites was about reality TV star, Dr. Phil. After his assistant saw The Hospitality Sweet on Good Morning Texas, she just had to get Dr. Phil one of their sweet treats. Just like that, Meghan flew out to LA with 1,000 cake pops for a star-studded event. Meghan’s favorite item is their Oreo cake pops, but with a twist. They’re so tasty, she eats them before they’ve even been dipped in white chocolate! While I was interviewing, the staff was setting up another fun event. An eight-year-old girl’s birthday party with the perfect theme, beauty and the beast and a frosting class. I highly recommend using either location for any future events! The Hospitality Sweet is perfect for so many occasions from an elegant wedding or baby shower to an interactive kids party with cookie decorations. “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate, when life is bitter say thank you and grow!” I urge you to enjoy some sweet celebrations with The Hospitality Sweet. For more information please check out their website (http://www.thehospitalitysweet.com/)