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I got a job with a company you might know…

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by Alison Read 15 Comments - Add Your Own »

I have some exciting news about myself! After many years of writing this blog and doing consulting and giving away a lot of free advice, I landed a part-time job with my favorite gluten-free company on the planet — Pamela’s Products.

If you are a longtime reader of my blog, you know that I have been a fan of Pamela’s since the beginning: I wrote a rave review of the Bread Mix, and shared how to use it to make focaccia, Thanksgiving stuffing, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, a gingerbread house, my Grandma Anne’s butterhorns, and a Valentine’s pizza. I regularly use the Chocolate Cake mix to create my go-to cupcakes, and birthday cakes in the forms of butterflies, fish, and mermaids! I have recommended the Cornbread and the decadent cheesecakes, and like many others in the gluten-free community, I too love that ever-so-popular Baking and Pancake Mix (the best gf pancakes hands down!)

Needless to say, I am proud and happy to be part of a company that has pioneered gluten-free foods for over 20 years and that has also set the bar for how good gluten-free foods can taste. Not only do I get to represent a quality company that has helped people’s lives, but I get to further my own goals of education and awareness about celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

You might be wondering…

What does that mean for Sure Foods Living?
I will continue to write as much as I can. I love writing for my blog and have put so much hard work into it. I might have to watch less TV. Or stop doing laundry.

Does this mean you will only write about Pamela’s Products?
No, I use so many different products in my house and I will continue to write about what stands out to me. I believe there is room for many companies in the gluten-free world and hope that we as consumers continue to have variety! Aside from this post, I plan to keep my blog separate from my work at Pamela’s. I will continue to write with honesty and integrity!

So, if I seem less available, know it is because I am helping to bring gluten-free products to more places, and raising awareness along the way… but I’m sure I’ll still manage to give some free advice. 🙂

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  1. Congratulations to you!!! What will you be doing for Pamela’s?


  2. Thanks Kim. I am the Foodservice Coordinator, working on getting gf products into dining establishments!

  3. How great! Everyone should find a job they love with a company they believe in. The world would be a happier place. 🙂 (Too cliche? Well, anyway… congratulations.)

  4. Congratulations! That’s great!

  5. Congratulations Alison! That is so fabulous. Pamela’s is a great company, love working with them.

  6. Alison,

    Will you be at IBIE in Vegas this year? Either way, I would appreciate time to meet you and talk with you. I am fascinated by how you have developed your career. Let me know when you are available. Thanks!

  7. Sharna,
    No, in fact I had to look up IBIE to see what it is! (International Baking Industry Exposition for anyone reading this.) You can email me at if you want to get in touch with me.

  8. Great news Alison! Life is short and grabbing it by the horns is the way to go. So glad this opportunity came up. The right doors open at the right time, don’t they 🙂


  9. Congratulations Alison! I am so excited for you!

  10. Wonderful news, Alison. You will be great! I think your job won’t be as difficult as it sounds; I’ve found quite a few restaurants now that have menus that have gluten-free foods marked and chefs that are gluten-intolerant. You usually have to ask for the special menus, though.


  12. Woo-Hoo! Congratulations Alison! I love Pamela’s and now I love them even more because you are there! 😀


  13. What a dream job! I converted an old recipe using Pamela’s chocolate cake mix called Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Fudge Frosting. I make it only occasionally since it is loaded with calories but I have been told by non-gluten free friends including two consumer science teachers that they are the best brownies they ever ate.

  14. Barb,
    You should enter the Pamela’s recipe contest next year! There is usually a theme — maybe it will be chocolate!

  15. Thanks everyone! Let me know if you have any Bay Area restaurant contacts! 🙂

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