Archive | June, 2014

Empowering our staff through education

At Onsea House, we recognize that education is the basic element of self- improvement and that skills and knowledge are an essential contribution for a successful organization. This is highlighted in our company policy with training as one of its key-elements. We encourage our employees to gain a higher education level and contribute for courses that are directly related to an employee’s job or will help the employee prepare for promotion within the company. In addition we offer continuous in-house training in collaboration with local NGOs to ensure each and everyone has a chance to grow, be happy and perform to the best of his/her abilities.

Over the past months we organized trainings in 1st aidHi5 (focusing on effective work attitude), Leadership Skill Training (focusing on confidence, ownership and team work), Body Language, Accountability and Time Management. All these trainings are aimed at inspiring, motivating and empowering our staff.

We have also started in-house English courses where staff are divided into groups according to their current level of comfort with the English language and receive weekly classes in the comfort of their working environment. We trust this will not only improve their communication skills with our guests but also boost their confidence.

Karibu Fair special Food & Wine tasting dinner at Machweo

Since the opening of Machweo in 2011, we started the tradition to host a special Food & Wine tasting dinner at Machweo at the occassion of the yearly Karibu Travel Market Tanzania in Arusha.

Tonight Saturday 7 June will be the night we welcome again a fantastic audience of both expert wine makers, wine connoisseurs, tour operators and residents who like gourmet food, fine wine and nice company.

This year’s session will be in collaboration with Red ‘n White , a well established Tanzanian company, incorporated in 1993, by mostly Belgian shareholders. The company is one of our key suppliers and supplier of – among others – KWV, Spier and Swartland wines and San Pellegrino water.

Johan Jordaan, Spier senior winemaker (and Diner’s Cluw Winemaker of the year 2011) will introduce the Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc which will match the starters.

Stephen Rautenbach and Marco Ventrella from KWV Wines in South Africa will be talking about their fantastic KWV Mentor Semillon which will match the second dishes to be served.

Pieter Terblanch, head of global sales & marketing at Swartland Winery will present the fantastic Swartland Bush Vine Pinotage to match the main dish.

Call chef Axel to secure a table 0787/112.498

5th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

The Onsea House team is proud to receive their 5th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travelers. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”