We’re excited to announce that we’ve been cooking up a new Scarf offering called ‘Tasting Plate’, a free two-day hospitality training course for Red Cross clients.

It’ll cover all the essential hospo basics – from coffee making to bar training, wine knowledge to interview practice, and the all-important Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. It will also offer training sessions on order of service and 3-plate carry, resume-writing skills, and understanding your work rights in the hospitality industry.

The program will run in real restaurants (Ladro and The Moors Head) and we’re offering places to 16 young asylum seekers, who’ll get a great taste of Melbourne hospitality.

Running in November, Tasting Plate is designed as a pathway into Scarf’s 10-week program and other employment programs, or to provide these young people with a platform to launch straight into jobs if they’re ready.

Enquiries should go to Mae – mae@scarfcommunity.org.