WAG Gala 2019
“Dear friends and family,
Today we are over 100 professionals who have came here to celebrate the fantastic work we have done together. We are on a mission to make our surroundings more enjoyable. We respect this challenge and make everything we can to raise the level. Life is too short to not love it. This is a lifestyle that we all share.
We have come a long way since me and Matti joined forces at Vinyl cocktail lounge and We Are Helsinki magazine. Today we are a beautiful family on self aware individuals. We believe that behind a happy customer experience is an inspiring employee experience. You are the core and the core needs to be solid to be able to reach our full potential.
Today we stand proud of having played an essential part of making Helsinki the city it is. This is great and we should be extremely proud of it. This is a fantastic ride called life and we all have chosen to do it together. This makes me & Matti feel extremely proud. Today we celebrate! Let's show the world what we can and make it a better place! Let’s raise a toast for us!” -Andu
WAG Gaalaa juhlittiin tänä vuonna 25.8 Kaivohuoneella. Sali täyttyi yli 100 waggilaisesta, naurusta, tanssista, upeista esiintyjistä, ruuasta, viinistä, karaokesta ja ennen kaikkea lämmöstä, joka tämän yhteisön kesken vallitsee. Tämä jengi osaa todella pitää hauskaa yhdessä!
Hauskan pidon lisäksi, palkitsimme Gaalassa joka vuosi ansiokkaimman tiimitekijän jokaisesta ravintolatiimistä. Lisäksi joka vuosi yksi tiimi palkitaan erityisen upeasta yhteishengestä ja tiimityöskentelystä. Palkitsemme myös koko Groupin ahkerimman päällikön. Koska meistä parhaat arviojat ovat työkaverit, voittajat valitaan äänestyksen perusteella. Tässä vuoden 2019 upeat voittajat:
CHAMPION OF THE YEAR BAR CÓN: JUAN PABLO PASCUAL
This person is the heart and soul of Bar Cón. The knowledge about the wines and food is phenomenal and this worker is always eager to learn more. You can always count on this person and he executes work with outstanding service. He is super initiative and we never have to worry that he won’t ace the job.
As a co- worker this person is polite and helpful and never leaves one behind. This person is a great asset in our Bar Cón family and who we value highly!
CHAMPION OF THE YEAR SUSHIBAR+WINE: HANNA KULOVESI
This person is the super trooper of all Sushibars! Her work moral is over the top and her work spirit never fails. She has shown super flexibility in her shifts and is wonderful to work with. She always gives a helping hand when needed and takes great care of co workers as well as customers.
She is a true super star and keeps amazing us with her awesomeness over and over again. When your co worker does everything with a smile on her face, it’s hard to be grumpy!
CHAMPION OF THE YEAR STORY: TEEMU TOLONEN
This person is Story family’s master of drinks ! He is the expert when it comes to customer service, and his joy and proudness towards his work can not be noticed.
His charming personality makes the girls giggle and elderly women blush. He came, he saw and he definitely conquered the staffs and customers heart. His sense of humor makes the job a little more enjoyable and he knows how to ease tensions by cracking a quick joke.
CHAMPION BOSS OF THE YEAR: KAISA LAULAJAINEN
A good boss is many things, they are personally invested in the company they work for and they truly enjoy helping it succeed.
Her attitude is inspiring and her effective management knows when to offer guidance and support and when to trust your workers. It is not common to see this level of passion and commitment in one person. She is a boss who goes through projects without breaking a sweat (or at least not complaining about it) and takes initiative to help business to run smoothly.
CHAMPION TEAM OF THE YEAR: SUSHIBAR + WINE UK
This team goes the extra mile. This work place is more than just a work place, it is a little village and they are one big happy family who encourage each other and stick together in sickness and in health.
If we had to use three adjectives talking about this team they would be reliable”, “ consistent” and “ trustworthy”. The customers have given feedback about the warm and caring atmosphere, and they really feel at home when entering this place.