Spring Scarf Dinners '22 Dates Spring Scarf Dinners will run at Liminal on the following evenings: - Wednesday 12 October - Wednesday 19 October - Wednesday 26 October - Wednesday 2 November - Wednesday 9 November - Wednesday 16 November (fully booked. Add me to the wait list) - Wednesday 23 November (fully booked. Add me to the wait list) - Wednesday 30 November (fully booked. Add me to the wait list) Missed out on booking a Spring Scarf Dinner? Share your details on our wait list and we'll contact you if we have any cancellations, or snap up a Scarf Dinners gift certificate from our online shop, and get ready to dine with us in 2023! .. Programs & Partnerships Scarf Dinners are a core part of our program offering, enabling trainees to gain front-of-house paid work experience in a top-notch Melbourne venue. Spring Scarf '22 is running in partnership with The Mulberry Group, with Scarf Dinners taking place at Liminal, 161 Collins St, Melbourne. Scarf Dinners allow trainees to put their newly learned skills and knowledge into play in a hands-on, supportive work environment. Scarf works with a Trauma-Informed Approach with a strong focus on Trainee Wellbeing and Boosting Job-Readiness. Scarf Dinners are a core part of our programs, enabling trainees and graduates the opportunity to gain front-of-house paid work experience in a top-notch Melbourne venue. We're able to run events thanks to partnerships with big-hearted hospitality businesses. . Food Expect a $49 two-course set menu (entree and main, with three choices in each course) designed and cooked by head chef of Hazel, Oliver Edwards, and his experienced team. Hazel source ingredients from small-scale producers that their chefs know, trust and respect, who have a commitment to quality and sustainability. The Hazel kitchen team pursue a thoughtful approach, taking time to create food that's wholesome yet deeply flavourful. Sides and desserts will also be available on the night. . View the menu . If you have specific dietary requirements or allergies, please email [email protected] with details as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. . Trainees Scarf trainees are resilient young people seeking protection and those from refugee and migrant backgrounds who are facing barriers to work. Many have experienced long-term unemployment and for most trainees, Scarf is their first taste of paid employment in Australia. The young people working front-of-house during these Scarf Dinners are trainees in the Spring Scarf '22 10-week Seasonal Program, and will be paid the Restaurant Industry Award wage for their work during Scarf Dinners, thanks to support from Bennelong Foundation and Diageo. Following their involvement in a Scarf program, graduates are provided with up to six months of post-program support from Scarf in order to give them the best chance at securing employment beyond the program. We are proud that 70% of participants from our 10-week Seasonal Programs are in employment within six months of graduating. Spring Scarf '22 trainees, photographed by Roger Ungers on 19.10.22 Back row L to R: Peter, Mahubub. Front row L to R: Iang, Angel, Leen, Halima, Soly (not pictured: Mona) . Mentors Scarf mentors are hospitality professionals who volunteer their time to play a crucial role during Scarf Dinners. They are paired up with a trainee (generally in a one-to-one ratio) and give guidance and support as the trainees build their skills and confidence serving you, our wonderful diners. Mentors also provide networks into the hospitality industry. . Drinks We have a great drinks list thanks to generous support from our hospitality partners including Unico Zelo Wines, Stomping Ground Brewing Co, Four Pillars Gin, Starward Whisky, Campari Australia, Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co, The Everleigh Bottling Co, Five Senses Coffee and Larsen & Thompson Tea. Please note, Scarf Dinners are not BYO. . . Trainee Wages Scarf is committed to remunerating our participants for all work undertaken during Scarf Dinners and associated work experience shifts. Our trainees and graduates are paid Restaurant Industry Award wages, directly by Scarf, and in doing this we show our trainees and graduates that they are valued, and demonstrate what fair working conditions look like in Australia. . Thanks to funding support from Bennelong Foundation and Diageo's 'Raising The Bar' initiative, we'll pay Restaurant Industry award wages to the trainees who work during these dinners. Their work experience during Spring Scarf Dinners at Liminal can then be added to graduates' resumes as relevant, local employment (with a Scarf referee); a lack of which is consistently recognised as a significant employment barrier in research about employment opportunities for newly arrived people. . Bookings Policy As per Scarf's booking policy, your prepaid “tickets” to this Scarf Dinner are non-refundable. This policy was put in place to protect us from last minute cancellations which compromise Scarf's viability as a sustainable social enterprise. If you’re unable to honour your booking, you’re welcome to pass on your ticket/s to a friend. Please communicate this change to us ahead of time via [email protected]. .. COVID-19 Safety In line with Scarf's work health and safety policy, all Scarf staff, mentors, and trainees are vaccinated. Scarf and The Mulberry Group are working together to ensure COVID-19 safety processes are in place throughout this season of Scarf Dinners. Update 13/10/22: While isolation is no longer a legal requirement for anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, staying at home protects the people around you and the broader community from COVID-19. If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, or are awaiting a PCR test result, please do not attend Scarf Dinners. We will consider refunds in exceptional circumstances; please communicate with us as soon as possible via [email protected]. Should any unforeseen COVID-19 restrictions, or illness within our team get in the way of us running a Scarf Dinner, you will be offered the option of a refund or the option to re-book. . . Accessibility Liminal is a spacious venue with a wheelchair entrance and an accessible bathroom. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please email [email protected]. . . . Still debating whether or not to come along? Scarf Dinners allow you to create serious social impact while enjoying a great night out. , Book Now Update 12/11/22: The remaining Spring Scarf Dinners are fully booked. Share your details on our wait list and we'll contact you if we have any cancellations, or snap up a Scarf Dinners gift certificate from our online shop, and get ready to dine with us in 2023! . . Booking for this event has now closed.