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Scarf ‘Tasting Plate’ with Hobson’s Bay City Council

September 26th, 2018|News|

Scarf is now recruiting front-of-house trainees for a free, 3 day 'Tasting Plate' hospitality short course, running in partnership with Hobson's Bay UP and Hobson's Bay City Council. This is a great opportunity for young people from refugee/migrant backgrounds and young people seeking protection to get a 'taste' of hospitality - they'll be learning from passionate hospitality professionals [...]

Meet Neil, Scarf’s newest team member

September 6th, 2018|News|

We'd like to introduce you to Neil Baxendale, who's recently come on board team Scarf as our 'Job Readiness Mentor'. Neil will be working one day a week to support recent and past graduate trainees as they move from working at Scarf Dinners to jobs in the real world. Neil's not new to Scarf - he's [...]

Scarf Dinners are heading for Higher Ground

September 5th, 2018|News|

We're super excited to be heading to Higher Ground in Melbourne’s CBD for Spring Scarf '18. The season will run on Tuesdays from 25 September – 20 November and a two-course set menu is $45 per head, the proceeds of which go directly to funding the Scarf training and employment program. Nathan Toleman of The [...]

We’re heading to Bhang in Brunswick for our Winter Scarf Season

June 20th, 2018|News|

We're excited to announce our Winter Scarf '18 restaurant partner is Bhang in Brunswick. Winter Scarf Dinners will run on Tuesdays from 10 July – 28 August and a two-course set menu is $45 per head, the proceeds of which directly fund our training and employment program. Book here. Bhang opened in August 2017 and is the latest [...]

Where Are They Now? Q + A with graduate Negasi

May 10th, 2018|News|

We chatted with Negasi, who was a trainee during our Autumn Scarf '15 program. Negasi's been pretty busy since graduating from Scarf three years ago, and recently became the first graduate trainee to come back to Scarf as a volunteer mentor. Negasi will be working behind the bar at Do More Than Dine '18.    Q. Why did you [...]

Join Matt Preston and Scarf for Do More Than Dine ’18

April 25th, 2018|News|

We are beyond excited to announce that Scarf Ambassador, Masterchef judge and 100% legend Matt Preston is stepping up to the plate (pardon the pun) again to host our third Do More Than Dine fundraising dinner on Thursday 7 June. Join us for a very special evening of culinary highs and feel-good moments which will greatly assist us [...]

We’ve brewed up something special for Autumn!

March 5th, 2018|News|

Our first Scarf Dinners season for the year will take place at the fabulous Stomping Ground Beer Hall in Collingwood! Recently taking out the top spot in Beer & Brewer Top 50 Brewpubs, Stomping Ground has been serving up excellent food and tasty brews since 2016. Autumn Scarf Dinners will run on Tuesday nights from 20 March through until 15 May, and we [...]

Market Lane fundraise for Scarf for the third year in a row

February 13th, 2018|News|

On Friday 26 January Market Lane Coffee fundraised for Scarf for the third year running, bringing in a huge $3001.50 to support Scarf programs. They opened their Faraday St, Therry St and South Melbourne stores for the first half of the day, with all coffee beans and milk donated. And, a bunch of awesome Market Lane staff volunteered their [...]

Where Are They Now? Q + A with graduate Palkyi

February 5th, 2018|News|

We asked Palkyi (graduate of Spring Scarf ’16 which ran at The Robert Burns Hotel) why she did the program and what she’s been up to since. Here are Palkyi's answers, in her own words.   Why did you want to do Scarf? I had very little experience working in the hospitality industry before Scarf. With no prior trainings [...]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Stomping Ground Brewing Co.

January 30th, 2018|News|

We are beyond excited to announce that in 2018, Scarf's new beer sponsor is Stomping Ground Brewing Co. This means our trainees will be undertaking awesome beer training and tastings with the Stomping Ground crew, helping them grow their knowledge of the magical potion we call beer. The trainees will then be serving Stomping Ground's 'Gipps St.' Pale [...]