Scarf is excited to partner with Brimbank City Council to run Tasting Plate, a free, 3-day hospitality training course. This is a front-of-house hospitality course for young people (18 – 28 years) from a refugee/migrant background, or currently seeking protection, who live, work, study or socialise in Brimbank. There are 16 trainee places available and the final day of the course will conclude with a graduation ceremony.

Full details on eligibility requirements and application process. 

Tasting Plate training sessions will be run by passionate hospitality professionals, and include: introduction to coffee, 3 plate carry and service skills, basic bar skills, hospitality resume workshop, interview practice with real hospitality managers, and work rights in Australia. The course also includes the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate.

This is a great course for those who want to get a ‘taste’ of hospitality – it will be hands-on, practical, informative and fun! All training will run in the western suburbs, with the majority taking place in real restaurants. A free lunch will be provided each day.

Tasting Plate runs from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 August 2017. Further to the training days, there will be two Tasting Plate ‘Pop Up’ Scarf Dinners on Monday 28 August and Monday 4 September. Scarf Dinners give participants a chance to put their new skills into practice during a busy restaurant service. Professional chefs will do the cooking, and Tasting Plate trainees will run the front-of-house, with support from mentors (hospitality professionals). There’ll be great food and wine, lots of hungry diners, and trainees will be paid the Restaurant Industry Award wage for their work during Scarf Dinners.

To apply for Tasting Plate, please email a basic resume to If you have any questions about the course, please call Hannah on 0488 772 911.


Tasting Plate is running with support from Brimbank City Council.