Archive for Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Bakery serves up breakfast, lunch

December 6, 2000

After seven years as an accountant, Sandy Chapman has traded her desk for a kitchen. She opened the Silver Spoon Bakery & Catering on Nov. 15 fulfilling her dream and what she considered a community need.

"I've always dreamed of doing a bakery or a catering business," Chapman said. "I saw there was a need for it. When this location came up, it was a perfect fit."

The Silver Spoon is located at 208 Baker Street right off U.S. Highway 56 in the former Paige's Parlor building. From 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, a variety of homemade breakfast and lunch items are on the menu.

Chapman plans to have at least one hot breakfast special, such as bacon egg wraps, in addition to cinnamon rolls, muffins and other pastries for breakfast. The lunch menu includes soups served in a sourdough bread bowl, fresh sandwiches on homemade breads, quiches and other specials.

Most of the menu ranges from 50 to a couple of dollars.

Chapman has just as much background in cooking as she does in accounting. She was inspired by her grandmother and has taken several culinary classes from Johnson County Community College. Before opening her own business, Chapman provided some of the cooking at the Three Sisters Inn.

"Most of it dates back to my grandma, and watching her make cinnamon rolls and breads every day," she said.

Her accounting job in Kansas City could have used a good bakery nearby, she said.

"There were days I wished I could have a good muffin and a cup of juice," she said.

That's just what Baldwin could use, Chapman thought.

"I tried to think of the services we didn't have here in Baldwin," she said. "I look at things I might use, as well as what the community might want."

Customers can eat in or take their order with them. The bakery has seating for about 16 people.

In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, Chapman takes special orders for pies, cheesecakes and cakes. And she will cater a dinner for two or a party of 200 people. She even provides personal chef services, preparing meals in the customer's home.

Chapman is assisted by Antonio Wright, who specializes in wedding planning.

For more information about the bakery's services, call 594-7060.

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