HelperChoice Christmas Party 2017: Connecting Helpers & Employers around Wine Tasting

One of HelperChoice’s core missions is to help domestic workers and employers “connect together”. The ethical online platform was firstly created in 2012 to support employers who would like to find a new helper and conversely for helpers to find new families. But the scope of this motto is not limited only to the recruitment! HelperChoice organises also free events so that both employers and helpers can meet and enjoy different types of activities together.

Helpers and Employers at HelperChoice’s Christmas Party

On Sunday, December 10th, thirty-three domestic helpers and employers participated to the HelperChoice Christmas party that took place at theDesk in Sai Ying Pun. The event started with the presentation of HelperChoice’s main offers like insurance, paperwork processing, training and HelperChoice’s latest actions like the sponsoring of domestic workers to run long races in November, the organisation of several hikes to discover Hong Kong trails in December etc.

Julie, HelperChoice Country Manager, presenting HelperChoice’s goals

But the long-awaited moment was surely the wine tasting organised with our partner Plenite, a professional conducting wine classes dedicated to domestic workers. Employers and helpers discovered three different wines offered by Santa Margherita, an Italian wine provider: firstly, the Prosecco was appreciated for its light bubbles, then the Gewürztraminer (a French wine from Alsace) was sweet and participants had to recognise fragrances of litchi. … but it was not that easy!

Jin, Plenite’s professional, conducting the wine class
Helper trying to recognise the fragrance

Last but not least, the Chianti (red wine) was appreciated just before trying the delicious tartes bites prepared by Tartes & Pop for the occasion! We could not tell our favourite flavours: chocolate-yuzu or orange earl grey? “Both!” replied unanimously helpers and employers.

Helpers and employers enjoying wine tasting

Thanks to our other partners GuavaPass and the Terroirs, we were able to organise a lucky draw so that fifteen employer and helpers were able to bring back a gift back home: vouchers for fitness classes or to go to the grocery, bottles of wine, HelperChoice goodies… This was a very lively and entertaining atmosphere bringing people together!

A helper winning a Prosecco bottle
A helper winning a pass offered by GuavaPass
An employer winning HK$100 supermarket voucher

Thank you everyone you made this moment unique! Merry Christmas!

If you could not make it this time, we hope to see you next time! You can like our Facebook page for helpers or for employers to stay tuned!