Cooking Classes in Hong Kong For Domestic Helpers

Cooking classes are surely the best way to build up your domestic helper’s confidence in the kitchen, enable her to master new skills, learn the art of cooking in different cuisines and become more creative about food. There are many options for cooking classes for your domestic helper out there. Read on to find just what you have been looking for all along.

 

Towngas runs basic cookery classes targeted at domestic helpers. Their Introduction to Chinese Cooking course…

What Cleaning Needs to be Done to Make Sure Your Kitchen is Baby-proofed?

Cleaning is an important task for many domestic helpers, but how specifically should the helper handle the housework when there are little ones around?

It’s vital to ensure babies and children are protected from harmful germs and microbes. With a little bit of knowledge and some guidance, it’s easy to ensure your domestic helper is able to do just that. From sterilizing bottles to cleaning kitchen cupboards where you store feeding equipment, here are a few ways to help ensure…

HelperChoice Academy Cooking Tips: How To Safely Defrost Food

Many of us cook at home, of course, we love fresh ingredients, but we might sometimes buy frozen food as it is more convenient to store. One of the risks of frozen food is that when defrosting, bacteria can develop and lead to food poisoning. How to correctly defrost then? Here are 3 ways to prepare a safe meal for the whole family.

If you are planning to cook on the next day, 

The best (but also the longest) way to defrost food is to store it in the refrigerator, therefore respecting the…

My Domestic Helper Is Sick: How Can I Handle Everything on my Own?

Domestic helpers have become such a vital part of our lives. They provide us with valuable extra-hands at home by helping out with the household chores, looking after the kids and elderly parents. Finding out that our domestic helper is sick might be really tricky, since it means even more things to handle on our own, while we were not especially ready for it.

 

What should I do if my domestic helper is sick?

No matter how unexpected it is or how complicated the situation might…

HelperChoice Academy Cooking Tips: Roasted Chicken and White Wine Gravy

Every week, the HelperChoice Academy provides tailor-made trainings for domestic helpers in Hong Kong. Through these classes, they learn new skills and techniques.

On Sunday, 7 October, 2018, we had the pleasure to co-organise with Superhelper a foolproof “roasted chicken with white wine gravy” cooking class for domestic helpers.

Foolproof Roasted Chicken with White Wine Gravy recipe What you need:

Chicken

1 kg Chicken, reserve the neck and giblets for stock…

House Rules for Domestic Helpers

Domestic helpers are a blessing to many families, but managing them can be challenging. Drafting house rules for domestic helpers and specific helper guidelines will create some much-wanted peace.

Every household has their own rhythms and habits. A new domestic worker joining your family may have difficulty with the house rules used in your family. Even if she has a lot of experience, she will need time to learn your way of doing things. The general rule is the earlier you discuss…

Helpful Ways to Manage Your Domestic Helper’s Smartphone Use

Do you allow your domestic helper to use her smartphone during working hours?

Smartphones and social media have made it much easier for all of us, including domestic helpers, to be connected, but some employers see this as a curse. When it comes to the question of helper’s phone use during work, employers are torn between what is ‘practical’ and what is ‘ethical’.

Experienced employers often discuss phone use during the interview to make sure the helper understands…

8 Cooking Classes for Domestic Helpers in Singapore

Demand for cooking classes targeting domestic helpers is on the rise in Singapore. Cookbooks do wonders, there is no doubt about it. But it is needless to say that nothing beats actual cooking classes – especially when an experienced professional shows you the (right) way. Many organisations are offering – and some are specialising in – hands-on courses and workshops for domestic workers to teach them the basics, give maids a solid foundation and help them…

How to Prepare a Domestic Helper’s Room Properly in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Going compact and creative when it comes to arranging space are absolute musts. For many Hong Kongers, coping with limited space has become the new normal. Things get a tad more complicated though for those among us who are employing a live-in foreign domestic helper – as live-outs are illegal – and who need to make extra living arrangements.

A survey conducted by HelperChoice in 2018 investigated the most …

New Domestic Helper Contracts in Hong Kong Will Exclude Window Cleaning from Duties

From January 1, 2017 (Sunday), all foreign domestic helpers who sign contracts to work in Hong Kong will no longer need to clean the exteriors of windows.

 

The new clause stipulates that, when an employer requires the helper to clean the outside of any window which is not located on the ground level or adjacent to a balcony (on which it must be reasonably safe for the helper to work) or common corridor, this must be performed under the following conditions:

(i) the window being…