Bob Otolo, Owner
I’ve worked in food service all my life…from line cook to executive chef. I love my work. But I found my passion and lifelong challenge when my daughter, Gillian, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1991. Since then, my team and I have created an amazing assortment of gluten-free breads and delicious deserts. Everyday, we here at Gillian’s work to innovate and improve our line of safe and healthy foods, and make gluten intolerance easier to manage. I will always guarantee my products are 100% gluten-free. The health of Gillian and others with Celiac Disease depend on this.
Gillian Sideri, Office Manager
Gillian is the office manager at Gillian’s Foods (and yes the namesake of the company). She joined the team over 8 years ago part time while attending college. She graduated from Marion Court College with her associates degree and then furthered her education to become an LPN. Gillian now works full time in the office. “I have celiac disease and take great passion and pride in helping others with the same allergy I have.” Gillian’s dedication to the company offers great customer service.
Robert Otolo, Vice President of Operations
Robert has been with Gillian’s for 10 years, coming straight from high school. Robert has learned a lot of the gluten-free industry ranging from sales, operations, purchasing, and production. His expertise is in quality, and research and development. Robert is HACCP, Serve Safe and SQF trained, and has written and implemented an entire HACCP plan that has got Gillian’s SQF certified with a superior rating. With safety being a strong suite, he is even more instrumental at product development. Recently Robert reinvented the wheel with our pizza dough and bread, with the bread rivaling its wheat counterpart.
Nicholas Sideri, Operations Manager
Nicholas joined the Gillian’s team with over 10 years of Operational Management experience, holding several positions in and out of the food industry. Nicholas brings a tremendous amount passion and attention to detail that reflects on the rest of his team. As Operations Manager, he is responsible for overseeing Production, Purchasing, and Financial Functions of the business. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Salem State University, and constantly strives for continuous improvement in both his team and himself.