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Award-Winning Chef at Successful Pearland Café-Bakery Begins Dinner Service

Sweet Angels Café-Bakery, a beloved eatery in Pearland, Texas, created to provide meaningful vocational activities for individuals living with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, announces it will begin dinner service as of Tuesday September 13th. The café-bakery, located at 1330 Broadway, Suite 104, is the result of a unique partnership between award-winning Chef Doug Atkinson and the Forgotten Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization providing exceptional care and support to individuals with disabilities including providing the best teaching, work environment and work experience possible.

“People have been asking us when we plan on serving dinner, so we decided to expand our menu to include a delicious dinner menu. Sweet Angels has truly become a cornerstone of the Pearland community, thanks in large part to our wonderful ‘Forgotten Angels’ staff who connect with our customers and create a loving and supportive ambience for all to enjoy,” said Chef Doug Atkinson, Executive Chef at Sweet Angels Café-Bakery. The approximately ten special needs employees at Sweet Angels are able to act as hosts, bakers, waiters and cooks allowing them to gain a sense of satisfaction and service within the community.

executive-chef-doug-atkinsonA 25-year industry veteran, native of Pearland and fifth generation Texas, Chef Atkinson brings a heritage steeped in Texas history and tradition which is reflected in his dishes. Chef Atkinson has trained under many of Houston’s great chefs including Texas Food and Wine Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Molzan, Herve Glin, Kathy Ruiz and James Beard Award winners Robert McGrath, and Robert Del Grande as well as James Beard winners Stephan Pyles and Mark Kiffin in Dallas.  

Sweet Angels Café-Bakery will expand its menu to include “Big Plate” items such as fried chicken breast with cracked pepper gravy, sautéed Rainbow trout with lemon and capers, smoked pork tenderloin with homemade apple butter and iron seared salmon with chipotle vinaigrette. The restaurant’s current lunch service includes the chef’s signature buffalo burger on a brioche bun along with handmade sandwiches, soups, salads as well as a juice bar and large variety of desserts, pastries and other baked goods will also be available during dinner.

Sweet Angels is also a custom bake source for wedding, birthday and other special occasion cakes. New hours of service: Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

“We are delighted to see so much support and such a demand for dinner which allows us to offer more opportunities to our amazing ‘Forgotten Angels’ staff while providing the community with outstanding service and delicious meals. Sweet Angels Café-Bakery is the very definition of community at its best,” said Chef Atkinson.