Now that the dining rooms are opening up again everyone will get to know Daniel Ghidey, one of our Dining Services Relief Supervisors. Although he works mostly in the Fireside, he is very comfortable in all three dining venues. As a supervisor he organizes the work schedules, makes sure everything is ready to open, ensures that the tablets used in the Fireside are open, helps new staff, and generally fills in as needed. He seems to know every resident’s name as well as their dining preferences and has a unique ability to make everyone comfortable and satisfied.
Daniel was born in Eritrea as the youngest of five children. His father soon emigrated to the United States with plans to bring the rest of the family but because they would not be allowed to fly from Eritrea, Daniel, his mother, and his siblings eventually walked across the mountains of Eritrea and into Ethiopia. Daniel was six at the time. Fortunately, they had to wait in Ethiopia only six months before they got their American visas. The family settled in Virginia, first in Arlington and then in Alexandria. He attended K.W Barret & Parklawn elementary schools, Glasgow Middle School, and Jeb Stuart High School, now named Justice High School. During his senior year of high school, Daniel followed three of his sibling’s footsteps to work in GHBC Dining Services. Daniel now attends NOVA and expects to graduate next fall. In addition, he attends a cyber-security program that will lead to a certificate. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor sports such as soccer, basketball, and spending time with his family.
Daniel has been here for four years and says he has enjoyed it all. He likes working with the residents, his coworkers, and his managers.