Photo courtesy of Rhonda Sweet

The banana pudding recipe that Rhonda Sweet’s family passed down for generations was so good, it earned her a spot on Season 2 of “MasterChef,” starring Gordon Ramsay. She made it to the top 25 before turning in her apron. 

“I knew it was TV, but I didn’t understand I was there to sell myself and be a character,” Sweet says. “Being on that show helped me get my business started. I tell people, ‘You know I got kicked off, right?’ They say, ‘It doesn’t matter. You’ve been on TV.’”

Sweet appeared on the show in 2011, about a year after quitting her job as regional manager of a restaurant chain to pursue her passion for cooking. After being eliminated, she moved to Dallas and started her catering business, Sweet Moses Brands. 

Find Sweet Moses Brands at The Mix, 9125 Diceman Drive, or visit

Greater East Dallas Chamber women-owned businesses:

— Bolds Travel & Tours, 6019 Winton St.

— Business and Investment Solutions, LLC, 5706 E. Mockingbird Lane

— Thryv Organics, 9219 Garland Road

— The Space on South Side, 4218 Main St.

— The Kelly Clayton Agency, 5617 Bell Ave.

— The Bar Method White Rock Lake, 718 N. Buckner Blvd.

— Texas Designs, 10918 Desdemona Drive

— Talulah & HESS, 5810 Live Oak St.

— Smallcakes, 6464 E. Northwest Highway

— Just Let Lynn Do It, 9543 Losa Drive

— Judy Babinski Photography, LLC, 7000 San Mateo Blvd.

— Gibb Agency Insurance, 2828 Ripplewood Drive

— East Dallas Psychotherapy, PLLC, 9543 Losa Drive

— Cheryl Drane Your House Sold, 5606 Anita St.

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The Advocate periodically features new businesses in our neighborhood, especially those that join the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

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