Winter Scarf Dinners '23 Winter Scarf Dinners will run in the Good Times bar and restaurant at Molly Rose on the follow evenings:. Weds 12 July (Fully booked) Weds 19 July Weds 26 July Weds 2 August (Fully booked) Weds 9 August Weds 16 August (Fully booked) Weds 23 August (Fully booked) Weds 30 August - Final night of Winter Scarf Add me to the wait list **There will be a special event on 30 August to celebrate the Final Night of Winter Scarf Dinners. Tickets are $90 per person and include a special welcome drink and 3 course set menu. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 15 August. . The Good Times bar and restaurant at Molly Rose offers a range of seating, including the dining room, bar and high tables. Photos: Roger Ungers, taken during the Winter Scarf Dinner on 19/7/23. . Book Now If you'd like to make a reservation for 9 or more people, have any issues booking your preferred date or time, please reach out to Lauren from the Scarf team ([email protected]) or register on our wait list. . Private Dining Room There's good news if you have a group that's keen to dine during Winter Scarf Dinners - the awesome Molly Rose team are allowing us to use their beautiful upstairs private dining room during the season.Here's the deal: the Molly Rose kitchen will serve up a $60pp 'Feed me' sharing menu (all dietaries can be catered for) front-of-house service will be from the current group of Winter Scarf trainees & mentors to book the private dining room, your group will need to be a minimum of 12 and maximum of 30 the private dining room is upstairs (accessibility-wise, guests will need to walk up one flight of stairs) Please enquire with Lauren about reserving the space via [email protected]. . . What's a Scarf Dinner? 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. Winter Scarf '23 is running in partnership with Molly Rose. Scarf Dinners allow trainees to put their newly learned skills and knowledge into play in a hands-on, supportive work environment. More key details about our programs: Whilst we provide "real-world" work experience, Scarf staff, mentors and trainers work within a Trauma-Informed Framework with a strong focus on Trainee Wellbeing and Boosting Job-Readiness. Our parter venues are a key part of Scarf's model, and we proudly pay them to cater Scarf Dinners (to cover costs of produce and kitchen staffing). . 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 Winter Scarf '23 10-week Seasonal Program, and will be paid the Restaurant Industry Award wage for their work during Scarf Dinners. . 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're proud that 72% of participants from our 10-week Seasonal Programs are in employment within six months of graduating. . Winter Scarf '23 trainees. Back row L to R: Murtaz, Emanul, Rami, Maher. Front row L to R: Paw Ler, Rashnita, Neha, Nae Lay Say. Photos: Roger Ungers. . Food A $55 two course set menu (entree + main) will be designed and cooked by Molly Rose head chef Ittichai Ngamtrairai and his experienced kitchen team. Sides and desserts will also be offered on the night. Vegan options are available in all courses; please note dietary requirements upon booking. 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. . See the menu . 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. . Accessibility Molly Rose is wheelchair accessible with entry via the beer garden. There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom in the venue's Taproom, which will be available for use by Scarf Dinner guests. There are also two ambulant toilets in the Good Times bar and restaurant, where Scarf Dinners are being held. If you have any queries regarding accessibility, please get in touch with us via [email protected]. . Drinks We have a great drinks list thanks to generous support from our Hospitality Partners including Unico Zelo Wines, Stomping Ground Brewing Co, Home Grown Drinks, Bathtub Gin Co, Starward Whisky, Maidenii, Campari Australia, Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co and Five Senses Coffee. Please note, Scarf Dinners are not BYO. During Winter Scarf Dinners, thanks to the generosity of the Molly Rose crew, we'll also be serving a few special Molly Rose brews. . See the drinks list . 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. . 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].. Please note: All sittings are 110 minutes. If you would like to stay beyond your booking time, we will endeavour to move you to another area to enjoy the rest of your evening. Please direct enquiries about timing of bookings to [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 Molly Rose are working together to ensure COVID-19 safety processes are in place throughout this season of Scarf Dinners. 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. . Still debating whether or not to come along? Scarf Dinners allow you to create serious social impact while enjoying a great night out. Please read our 2022 Impact Report to gain a deeper understanding of how we transform lives through hospitality. You can also read about the impact we made during Autumn Scarf Dinners '23 here. . . . Booking for this event has now closed.