Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery: Customer Spotlight
It is only fitting that Faith McInturff is our first Sweet Ali’s Customer Spotlight. Faith has been a loyal Sweet Ali’s customer for nearly 5 years, almost as long as the bakery has been open! But she’s not only a customer, she’s also a dedicated saleswoman. Now, you won’t see Faith behind the counter wearing a black “Got Gluten?! We don’t!” t-shirt … instead, Faith picks up her order and sweetly shares her Sweet Ali’s insight with everyone who walks in the door. She charms us with her stories and her kind wisdom. Faith makes gluten free friends every time she visits!
Ali got a chance to visit with Faith during her most recent shopping trip to the bakery. “It was such a thrill to meet Ali!” shared Faith later. Truly, the pleasure was all ours.
Name, please …
First, some Sweet Ali’s questions …
How did you first hear about Sweet Ali’s?
I attended a seminar by Dr. Michelle Sullivan at Silver Cross Hospital, and she recommended Sweet Ali’s as a place to find good gluten free food.
How long have you been a customer? Tell us a little more about you.
I’ve been a loyal Sweet Ali’s customer for 4 or 5 years. I live in Mokena, and I make a trip out of visiting my eye doctor and coming to Sweet Ali’s on the same day. I taught third, fifth and sixth grade for 35 years in different districts within the State of Illinois. Before that, I was an organizer and a camp director for the Campfire Girls organization.
What Sweet Ali’s item can you not live without?
I love Sweet Ali’s scones! The muffins and cookies are delicious, too.
What Sweet Ali’s treat is your number one suggestion for others to try?
I love, love, love the ham and swiss quiche, especially when I’m having a luncheon for friends. And any pie is lovely for special events and holiday times.
Now a little about you …
What’s your one indulgence?
Going to a musical event … any kind.
Tell us why you are gluten free.
My daughter and I were investigating gluten free. We both had symptoms and then discovered that we both have the gene. My daughter lives in Lemont, and I shop for the two of us.
Would you rather …
Beach or Mountains?
Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Craisin?
Spring or Fall?
Coffee or Tea?
Breakfast or Dinner?
That’s a hard one. My daughter and I just appreciate good food that we can eat. When we travel together, we say, “Get me two foods!” We both know that means that we want something delicious and gluten free.