*Update: Tasting Plate with Hobson’s Bay will now be running in September. For details, email Ruth Langley – training@scarfcommunity.org*


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 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 in real restaurants. There are 16 trainee places available and the program will run in the western suburbs.

Tasting Plate ’18 runs on Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Friday 1 June. Training runs from from 10.00am – 4.00pm each day, and there will be a free lunch provided. The course also includes the opportunity to gain paid work experience at one of two ‘Pop Up’ Scarf Dinners, running in June at restaurants in the west.

Referrals for Tasting Plate are open until Friday 18 May and more detail is in our recent recruitment newsletter

Refer yourself or someone else to Tasting Plate.

Granted they are eligible for our program, participants will be offered interviews for the program on a first come, first served basis. There will be an initial phone call to confirm eligibility, then a face to face interview with Scarf staff. Please note that Scarf is a small organisation with limited time to process referrals. Please ensure you have discussed the following with the person you are referring:

– availability (must be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 29 May, Wednesday 30 May and Friday 1 June 2018)
– alcohol (must be comfortable to learn about alcohol)
– eligibility (must be aged 18 – 28 years old, currently seeking asylum or from a refugee/migrant background and must live, work, study or socialise in Hobson’s Bay)

Any queries should be directed to Scarf’s Training Manager, Ruth Langley – training@scarfcommunity.org / 0428 397 785.