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Favourite bagel: Ruby

“Is the famous bird here?!”, is something we often hear in Bruges. Bird gradually turned into my nickname. I’m fully dedicated to Sanseveria and my team. Visiting Sanseveria is more than just bagels, it’s an overall experience. I am constantly on the hunt for new products and recipes, to keep our visitors coming back for more. Sanseveria isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle. And always keep in mind: “work hard, stay busy & be humble.”


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Maja has Polish roots and is a youthful, hard-working girl who's all about family and community. She’s big on punctuality and super precise about many things. We need more of that vibe!


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Hilde joined our company at the last minute after several applications from other candidates. It was an immediate strong fit. Hilde flawlessly manages the day-to-day operations of the B&B and loves hearing our guests’ travel stories.


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Katherine smoothly operates as the first-line supervisor. With her English roots, she brings structure to the restaurant. She's a top-notch people manager, and everyone on the team loves her.

Former co-workers


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When Anthony's 'engine' is running, he easily walks a few kilometers each day. He's friendly and easygoing with everyone, and his dry humor? That’s what made him such a valued coworker.


Favourite bagel: Richard

Haike is sporty and ambitious lady, who’s very down to earth. Working hard and efficiently, with a spontaneous smile on her face – that's our Haike.


Favourite bagel: Madison

Caroline, the queen of honor, treated you to healthy bagels. She's crazy about quinoa and enjoys swimming in her free time. A hot chocolate à la Caroline? She’ll fill an almost empty Nutella jar with milk, shake it and… ready! Utterly delicious and highly recommended.


Favourite bagel: Suzy

Kelly was the vegan guru on our team! This Ostend mum-of-two knows all the veggie and new vegan combos like the back of her hand. Kelly enjoys both a fun evening with friends and quiet moments with her partner and children. A healthy food culture is her thing!


Favourite bagel: John

Silke was like ‘la madre’ at the restaurant in Ostend. Young and happily married with three adorable kids. Never in a hurry, you couldn't rush Silke. She served with style and that same warm smile every time. With her organized approach, she kept things running smoothly at Sanseveria Ostend.


Favourite bagel: Ron

Noah occasionally lent us a hand through O’zon Brugge - VZW Oranje. As our right-hand man, he helped out with bagel prep: slicing tomatoes, frying bacon... He was a true gem in the Sanseveria kitchen. Even though he seemed a bit shy at times, he always had us cracking up with his dry humor.


Favourite bagel: Amelia

Silke is also known as 'Nails' amongst her friends. This sporty, lively lady darted and bounced around the bagel restaurant like a whirlwind. She knew "how to handle Americans" like a pro. And when it came to the 'famous chocolate pie,' she worked her magic, whipping up the sweetest treats with loads of love every single time.


Favourite bagel: James

Rieny was 'the chef' in Bruges. You could taste her love for bagels whenever you dined with her. She was always in a good mood, loved to chat, and her enthusiasm was endless. Despite being the youngest in the Sanseveria Family, she had a knack for cooking that was pure magic. And if you wanted to treat ‘the chef’, a glass of white wine would always do the trick, 'but not too sweet, please!'


Favourite bagel: Richard

“Oh yes, my dear! Take a seat!” Jess was all about the company. She leaves a lasting impression, stays organized, and her communication skills are top-notch. With plenty of experience in the Eastern kitchen, she's your go-to for whipping up some fresh sushi! On her days off, you'll find this foodie experimenting away in the kitchen for sure.


Favourite bagel: John

Gail's motto is, “Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.” She excels at connecting with our regulars and radiates calm vibes. You could find her in both Bruges and Oostende. She gained plenty of experience and has a few professional courses under her belt. She perfectly knew how to transfer this knowledge into her job at Sanseveria. That red lipstick? It's her signature, making her stand out strong.


Favourite bagel: Elliot

Don't underestimate Sofia. Her shy first impression was simply a facade to not immediately reveal her qualities. As a former editor-in-chief at the hospitality magazine Venuez, she's a wizard with words and excels in communication. She's a stylish lady with Moroccan blood and has a heart of gold for her loved ones. Plus, she was a very nice coworker!


Favourite bagel: Edward

Céline was Sanseveria's ultimate foodie and always up for joining our guests at the table. With lots of experience in hip Amsterdam, she kept surprising us with inventive bagel toppings at Sanseveria. "No fuss, let's dig in!"


Favourite bagel: Lucy

Seel was the youngest one on our team. This lady has a lot of experience in the bakery and pastry world. Alongside her colleagues, she loved treating guests in both Bruges and Oostende. Whenever we sent her to the weekly fresh market, she'd always snag the best deals on top-notch products. Young, lively, and bursting with enthusiasm!


Favourite bagel: John

This young talent was already based in Ostend for a while, but after building up some experience in the hospitality scene, she decided to make Sanseveria her new home. She was familiar with the regulars and could handle things solo like a pro when needed. She's a fan of the sea and Ostend, hence the sunny smile on her face.


Favourite bagel: Mary-Anna

Structure and an enthusiastic team spirit characterize Jess on a professional level. At home, she has a cozy nest with her daughter and husband. Thanks to her dedication, she became a trusted colleague we could always count on.


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After gaining experience at a star-level, this young lady decided to go for a daytime establishment like ours. Marie is easygoing, sometimes a bit shy, but that changes quickly once you get to know her. She keeps her coworkers entertained with stories from outside, and hey, watch out, she's gearing up to hit the road soon!

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