Sweet Mayhem: serving an experience
Chad Stone, a native of Kennett, saw a need in his hometown and he's filled it.
Filled it with cakes, pastries, sandwiches, soups and burgers.
Stone opened Sweet Mayhem located at 1123 1st Street, a year and six months ago, primarily as a custom cake shop.
“That changed day one,” said Stone.
Stone attended culinary school in Kentucky and after a move to Orlando, decided to come home.
“Ive always had an interest in cooking,” shared Stone. “I was making a huge mess in my grandma's kitchen, because I was always trying to make food.”
As Stone grew older he had an interest in chemistry and incorporated that with his love of cooking.
“I could take five things and make a cake,” said Stone. “I loved how everything worked together and I could make something out of nothing. Food, chemistry and art have kind of always inspired me. That's how I got started with wedding cakes, the art of it.”
Sweet Mayhem now offers a wide variety of food and drink options. A veritable one stop shopping for any occasion.
They have coffee, espresso, custom cakes, and catering.
“We do full events now,” informed Stone. “We went from serving a tray of cookies to all the way up to feeding 200 people.”
They have have a lunch menu, burgers on Thursday and Friday nights, as well as craft beers.
“We do cookies, pastries, cupcakes, and cheese cakes.”
Stone uses the most natural ingredients in his menu.
“It's whole food, it's real food,” said Stone. “We don't have monoglycerides in the back to put in our cheesecakes, it's sugar.”
Holidays are a special time at Sweet Mayhem.
“We have this place decorated from head to toe,” Stone stated. “We'll begin decorating in September for Halloween. This Halloween we're going to be doing a murder/mystery dinner party.”
Stone continued, “Valentine's Day we do a huge eight course dinner.”
Christmas is an especially festive time for the business.
“At Christmas we have a fireplace, we have Santa Claus, we have christmas trees everywhere. I don't spare any expense to give my customers an experience.”
Stone appreciates the community embracing his business.
“The support I've seen from the community is something I've never experienced before,” said Stone. “I have customers that come in here two or three times a day.”
The uniqueness of Sweet Mayhem lies in the variety of menu items and the ability to custom order.
“You can come here any day and get something that you can't get anywhere else in town,” offered Stone. “If you're looking for a specialty item, we're going to have it. If we don't have it on the shelves, I'm going to make it for you by the end of the day.”
Along with special events such as the murder/mystery dinner party, trivia night will return once a month in the fall.
Stone states he strives for excellent customer service and competes with himself.
“I try to be my own competition. I will challenge myself,” said Stone. “Challenging myself allows me to better for my customers.”
Sweet Mayhem is open Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact information at 573-559-2115 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit their Facebook page.