Noelle and Simone, Mounir’s oldest daughters, help manage the two Sassool restaurants, along with loyal assistant managers. The two sisters both share the passion for their roots and “Sassool’s standard,” ensuring that the tradition will continue.
This sibling dynamic duo could not be more opposite, but the girls will tell you that they have learned a lot working together and have found a synergy. Nothing and no one is left unattended, just like their “Taita” Cecilia would insist. Both girls know the restaurant inside and out, having started working since the age of 15 with their father when he was at Neomonde.
Noelle graduated from NC State with a degree in inter-disciplinary studies and family business while working full time. Her firm but kind personality has made her a master of delegation. She is not afraid to tell employees to clean better, be more thorough, or restock the grocery shelves.
Simone graduated from NC State with a degree in business management and entrepreneurship, while working full time as well. Simone is a work horse like her father; and she is the person who executes special projects.
Between helping customers, training employees, testing new items, upholding standards, and placing orders; these girls are learning more and more to become dynamic business people just like their father. Noelle and Simone are proud to be a part of Sassool, to have learned so much about preparing Taita Cecilia’s recipes, great customer service, and to be a part of something bigger than just serving people food.
They feel inspired from seeing regular customers come back each day and love serving new customers who walk in not knowing what to expect. “It makes me excited to be able to talk to new customers, I am proud to tell them about the food and the restaurant, because it is food I believe in, and a history with tradition that will live on,” says Simone.
All together, you could not ask for a more talented and loving team. With Cecilia’s love and original recipes, the high level of customer service which Mounir examples every day, and the energy and enthusiasm from the girls, we cannot wait to greet and serve your next meal. Welcome to Sassool. Welcome to our home.