Who is Ann you ask? Happy to meet you!
My name is Ann Van Halewyck.
I’m a foodie, a host and a blogger.
I started my education in one of the leading Hospitality schools in Belgium where I learned all the basics of the restaurant industry.
Being a Front of the House person, a major in wine was an easy choice.
I gained extensive experience working for Sergio Herman Hospitality Group.
In Restaurant Oud Sluis (3 Michelin *), I was in charge of conducting the service and instructing all team members, both front and back of the house to maintain high quality service and a sales driven workflow.
I moved along with the team to the more casual beach concept Pure C (*) where I was in charge of reservations, table setting, welcoming the guests and contact person for VIP’s and special requests.
I took all this experience with me to Restaurant The Jane (**) in Belgium where I worked closely together with the Front of House manager on reservations, table setting and guest relations.
My journey led me to New York where I gained experience as a restaurant manager for Le Pain Quotidien, an international restaurant/bakery with Belgian roots.
I successfully managed different locations, created high performing teams and boosted sales results through community building.
My creative and solution oriented mindset is perfect to help boost sales, create more efficient set ups, support start-up hospitality concepts in the early stage and existing restaurants during periods of innovation.
My entrepreneurial spirit isn’t limited to the restaurant industry.
I have a proven track record in building communities and hosting social events.