We are sorry to announce the passing of one of our most-valued members and a pillar of the Oxton Community. Gerard O’Sullivan dies last week after a long battle with illness. Gerard was known to us as a wonderful baker who, with his wife Jenny, ran the pop-up bakery every Saturday and graced Oxton with his own brand of home-made bread. He ran a street food stall at Secret Gardens and contributed all the takings to our charities. And he still found time to do the donkey work in getting ready for the big day. Only last June he was out with the gang putting up the Hanging Baskets but his remission sadly proved to be a false dawn. We will all miss him very much.
But Gerard was a national as well as a local player. he was Culinary Director for Aramark and was their lead in providing catering for the 2012 Olympics. Aramak’ chief said ” For over 10 years, Gerard has been one of the brightest stars within our Aramark family. He will be remembered not only for his incredible culinary talents, but more importantly for his generous heart and devotion to developing young and talented chefs around the world. He selflessly shared his knowledge and talents with anyone who expressed an interest in food, nutrition or cooking. His passion for food and people is legendary and he transformed the culinary profile of Aramark UK, winning the hearts and minds of colleagues and clients alike.”