Candy Ott

Customer Service

My friends describe me as a caring person, easy to be around and always willing to help others. I’m the one who says ‘let’s have fun and go out to eat.’

For over 28 years, Candy has been an integral part of the McFarling Foods team.  As a customer service and sales representative, she is busy taking orders, answering phones, working on shipment and pricing, solving problems and bringing joy to McFarling Foods customers. 

Getting to know Candy.

Have you held other positions at McFarling?

Yes. I started out working at McFarling’s “Will Call” department and held this position for 25 years. It was great interacting with our customers and the McFarling staff.

What is the most exciting part of your job or the highlight of your day at work?

Being with my friends and co-workers and talking with customers.

What do you find challenging about your work?

Staying 6 feet away from people :).

Any role models or mentors in your professional life?

I believe everyone can be a mentor and offer wisdom to your professional life.

What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

“Call Candy—she can make it happen and she will get the job done.”

What are you most proud of?

Raising my son and putting him through college at Butler University.

Do you have any hobbies or hidden talents?

Gardening. I plant a vegetable garden every spring and plant flowers throughout the year. I also enjoy walking and will walk in the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon for the 7th time.

Do you have any pets?

Yes. I’m proud to have three rescue pets. My two cats, Murphy and Maci, and my dog Molly.

Who are your favorite sports teams?

The Indianapolis Colts! Several years ago, a customer made me a Colts horseshoe which is 4 feet high with beautiful lights. I love it! :)

Fun facts:

First job: Babysitting
Family life: One son and one grandson who is 13 years old
Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite food: Steak—cooked medium rare
Ever meet a celebrity? Yes—Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers, Al Unser and Al Unser Jr., the late Dan Wheldon and the late Mrs. Tony Hulman.