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Gluten Free Lifestyle: Sweet Ali’s Spotlight

Posted on January 28, 2013
Susan Graeme

Susan Graeme









A true renaissance woman, Susan has had a full and colorful career as a middle school Social Studies and English teacher, a party planner, an educational travel agent, and a corporate wife.  As the Front Bakery Manager, she manages everything retail … from brainstorming new bakery items with her perceptive palate to coordinating wedding cakes for our brides-to-be.  Susan takes care of all things Sweet Ali’s!

What is your job at Sweet Ali’s?

I am the Front Bakery Manager.  I manage everything in Sweet Ali’s front retail space — employees, product, set-up, and decorations.

What brought you to Sweet Ali’s?  How did you get here?

I’m a family member (there are lots of Graeme’s here!), and I was looking for something to do.  Ali approached me to help when she was opening the bakery.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Sweet Ali’s?

It warms my heart to see our customers’ joy when they discover that they can eat everything here.  And I love working with brides who never dreamed that they could have a beautiful and tasty wedding cake.

What’s your favorite place to visit?

Anyplace in the Caribbean … St. John’s, Jamaica, Mexico

What’s your favorite food?

Purple grapes … ever since I was a kid.

What is your favorite Sweet Ali’s item?

Our pound cake.  No question.

What’s your one indulgence?

Anything chocolate.

What your favorite Sweet Ali’s music mix?

I love when we play holiday music for our customers.

What’s one thing about you people would be surprised to know?

I’m actually shy, but I’ve learned to adapt through all my experiences.

One thought on “Gluten Free Lifestyle: Sweet Ali’s Spotlight

  1. Nancy Vorbach on January 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm said:

    HELLO SUSAN AND ALI!!!! I love seeing this article!!! GO SUSAN!!!!! I miss the Graeme’s so much and am hoping to see you soon! I am coming back to Chicago at the end of February. I am going to get in touch with you and hopefully we will be ablet to all get together when I am back.
    How is life at the bakery? I hope you are all well!
    I love you all!!!!

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