Confessions of Cyndi Gloodt

Northern Trust Bank's Cyndi Gloodt wishes she could speak several languages and would like to meet Bono.

Cyndi Gloodt, General Manager for Sodexo at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago, would love to dine with Bono, loves her short commute and thinks gourmet cupcake shops are overrated.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

The relationship and support from my client and senior management—and my short commute.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

The union.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

The changes made at both locations I oversee, from station selections, enhancements in décor and atmosphere to management enthusiasm, participation and synergy.

Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?

A request to build a tornado on a buffet table for the kickoff of an opening exhibit.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

Traveling the world.  

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

Being able to master different languages.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Be a bit less critical.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Chili garlic sauce.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

Gourmet cupcake shops.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

Food trucks.

Q. What are your words to live by?

So it is, so it shall be. Everything happens for a reason.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

B.C.-era Egypt in all its splendor.

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Bono.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

My mother’s wedding rings.

Q. What activity is at the top of your bucket list?

Skydiving.