GiselleHalwani is considered by foodie insiders a pioneer in her profession. The food critics who know how restaurants actually work know that Halwani is one of the best at what she does. Halwani is the manager of one of the best restaurants in Boston. He handles the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, from how customers are seated to the arrangements on the tables, to the food she orders for the chefs. Halwani keeps everything running smoothly as if the restaurant is a factory, but customers still get a very unrushed, authentic feel when they come in to dine.
Giselle Halwani rose to her post as manager quickly after she started on as a waitress. She was so deft at anticipating customer needs and reading all of the little signals that told her when to show up at a table and when to give it some space that the owners of the restaurant moved her up the ladder first to head waitress, then to manager. She made the jump in responsibility seamlessly and has been running one of the best restaurants in Boston ever since. Her experience certainly serves her and her customers well. She hopes to one day take over as owners when the current owners step aside. She is not shy about her ambition.
GiselleHalwani redesigned the restaurant and gave more power to the servers and waiters. She has minimized turnover of restaurant staff, resulting in happier, more secure waiters and staff. Because the restaurant is run so smoothly, the waiters get more in tips, and everyone stays happy.
GiselleHalwani has always had the determination to succeed in life. Her father said that she was the most hard-nosed and stubborn of his children. She learned at an early age that she could use her natural talent for organization to make a career for herself. At age fifteen, she began working in the restaurant industry. She took some waitressing shifts at a local Italian deli down the street from her parents’ apartment over the summer. When the owners of the deli saw how hard she worked, they went to her father to ask if she could work for them during the school year. At first Geiffelle’s father balked, saying that she needed to get her education and go to college, but Giselleeventually convinced him, and she worked at the deli until she graduated from high school.
After graduation, GiselleHalwani moved to Boston. She again had to convince her father that it was a good life choice. He still wanted her to go to college and get an education for herself. Gisellesaid that to convince her father, she had to prove her skill. She took him to work with her one busy night and showed her talents in gaining business for the restaurant and keeping the customers happy. Geiffelle’s father was so proud of her that he let her take the job in Boston and continue her career in the restaurant industry. Now, she is the manager of one of the best restaurants in Boston and hopes to one day take over as sole owner of the establishment. She says that her dream has always been to own a business and make money for herself.