This new program will allow participants to grow their knowledge of the hospitality industry in Melbourne, whilst honing their job-readiness and coffee-making skills! Read more
As Scarf's 10th year draws to a close (looking very different to how we imagined!) we thought it was time for a big old update. Read more
We're excited and honoured to welcome Thi Le, owner and head chef of Anchovy, into the fold as a Scarf Ambassador. Read more
After COVID put a stop to seasonal programs last year, we're hoping to make a safe, sustainable return to Scarf Dinners from mid-2021. Read more
At Scarf, we transform the lives of young people seeking protection, and those from refugee and migrant backgrounds, by getting them into work while adding flavour and heart to the Melbourne hospitality industry. Whilst volunteering with the refugee community in 2009 - 2010, Scarf co-founders Hannah Colman and Jess Moran observed firsthand how hard it can be for newly arrived young people to find jobs, despite having a great attitude and a willingness to take on anything!
Scarf has impacted many lives since we began running programs in 2010. The following videos will give you some insight into the social impact we make!
Vision: A society which embraces diversity, celebrates connected communities, and has equitable employment opportunities for all.
Mission: To create a nourishing, supportive and inclusive space for trainees to gain confidence, skills, knowledge and networks. To foster connections in the hospitality industry to create equitable employment opportunities.
.*within 6 months of graduating from Scarf's 10-week Seasonal Program
With support from the Melbourne Women's Fund, we're excited to be running a special short-course for young women from protection-seeking, refugee and migrant backgrounds in 2020. Read more
Current restaurant restrictions mean Scarf Dinners are on hold for the foreseeable future. So, during this time, we're encouraging our regular diners (and new supporters!) to 'Stay Home with Scarf'. Read more
Scarf has just become the auspice organisation for CoVid-19 Employee Assistance Directive, a new not-for-profit feeding Melbourne hospo workers who've been left jobless. Read more