VALUES & PHILOSOPHY
Our values and philosophy are the foundation of our business. We lead by the same principles in daily life as we do at work. We stay away from anything that makes us uncomfortable and we never abide by something we don’t fully believe in.
Glutenull is a small family run business. It’s important for us to share with you who we are and what we stand for. Our business is, like our every day lives are built on similar values: kindness, health, love and courage. That is why our slogan is “Food and Lifestyle”. We try to be what and who we are in everything we do.
KEY PRINCIPLES WE LIVE & WORK BY
Sincerity – Telling the truth is easy and pleasant. We have nothing to hide, because we do our best in making sure our product is in line with our principles. We take our product home and are proud to share it with our family and friends.
Informality – No clichés. We only speak from the heart. We are a small family business and we care about each and every one of our baked creations, as we do our customers.
Humility – We don’t pretend to be bigger than we are but we do think big. In Euclidean geometry a dot is an object, which doesn’t have dimensions. At the same time the Universe consists of dots. To try to be humble as much as possible is the aspiration to connect to the Universe. Isn’t it a humble aspiration?
THE ABC’S OF OUR BUSINESS
A. FOOD AND LIFESTYLE
It is difficult to overestimate the influence of food on our mood, behaviour and health. During the entire conscious life we lead the battle against temptations on the front of food. Having won a small battle, we become stronger spiritually and physically. This challenge to keep eating right changes our consciousness; by developing consciousness we choose our food and put stronger requirements on what we fuel our bodies with. This dialectical process develops our spirit, will, consciousness and eventually personality.
B. BAKE WITH LOVE
Oh, here come the clichés! No, we are not going to play a small violin and sing you a song about our baking love story but let me give you an example when someone showed greater love for his work than I. My neighbour had a hunting breed dog – Kutcher. When they would go hunting, the dog would start shaking from excitement. I can’t say the same about myself before baking.
However, let’s give some meaning to the saying “Bake with love”. Let’s describe what technique we consider during the process of baking with love. In some cultures and religions including Jewish, Christian and Muslim, people thank God for the food they eat. They take this food with big appreciation and respect. In some cultures, like Vaishnavites and Buddhists, their relationship with God includes food preparation. To “Bake for God” can be represented as the highest form of the expression “Bake with love”. And finally, by some believers like Zen Buddhists, God is in human. Trying to bake with love we consider – baking to an impersonal human as Absolute. Obviously, in the commercial food industry we can implement maybe just a tiny piece of that technique, however on an individual level it is a form of meditation.
Warning! By following this technique please don’t hurt yourself, don’t cut or scald yourself, and just don’t get fanatical
Everything is connected. We know that but let’s envision it. Say, my ear connects me to my colleague who grinds metallic construction outside the building, the policeman, who runs to help, and Beethoven who plays the 9th symphony in the background. Yes, all of them are connected to me. In the same way, we choose what is important for us and we try to become connected, hooked as much as possible. In a business, it is a relationship with people, who are as passionate about the same ideas as we are.