Meet Lynette: Scarf's newest team member

Lynette Peters joined the Scarf team in mid-June 2021, in a newly created leadership role, Director of Operations and Programs. During her first week she shared a few thoughts about her new role. Read more

Winter Scarf Dinners

Dine with us and help our new cohort of trainees gain awesome training, mentoring and paid work experience at one of Melbourne's best venues! Read more

Scarf Dinners are back!

After 18 months, Scarf Dinners are finally back! We're excited to partner with Anchovy and Merchant Road Events to bring you two very special events. Book now. Read more

Matt Preston and Newman's Own Foundation support Scarf

Scarf Ambassador Matt Preston nominated us for funding support from Newman's Own Foundation, to help us get back on our feet after a challenging 2020. Read more

Q & A with Brylie from DHMSCo

We're humbled that Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Spring Co have been a Scarf Sponsor since the very early days of our program. Founder and Director Brylie Rankine shares a few words with us. Read more

An update from Scarf Co-Founder & CEO Hannah

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

Q & A with Scarf Ambassador - Anchovy's Thi Le

We're excited and honoured to welcome Thi Le, owner and head chef of Anchovy, into the fold as a Scarf Ambassador. Read more

A celebratory collaboration - Scarf x Olana

2020 marks Scarf's 10th birthday and we've collaborated with artist Olana Janfa to create something really special. Read more

Q & A with Ladro's Sean Kierce

Legendary Ladro owners Sean Kierce and Ingrid Langtry have been on board the Scarf train since 2011. We spoke with Sean to find out about how their business is doing during COVID. Read more

Good Plates for a Good Cause

A quick Q & A with Ilona Topolcsanyi, whose initiative 'The Good Plate' is raising money to help Scarf keep achieving our mission. Read more

Q & A with Tulum's Coskun Uysal

We're beyond excited and honoured to welcome Coskun Uysal, owner and head chef of Tulum, into the fold as a Scarf Ambassador. Read more

Q & A with Rene Spence from Uncle

As part of 'Stay Home with Scarf', we're checking in with some of Scarf's awesome partner restaurants and sponsors. Read more

2020: Scarf and COVID-19

Scarf started the year (our tenth year!) with high hopes, huge goals, and big appetites. Our plans may have changed but we're doing our best to ensure we continue impacting young lives. Read more

Scarf Auspices CoVid-19 E.A.D

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

Stay Home with Scarf

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

Melbourne Women's Fund supports Scarf

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

Autumn Scarf Dinners are postponed

Scarf and our fabulous restaurant partner for the upcoming season, Stomping Ground Beer Hall, have together made the difficult decision to postpone Autumn Scarf Dinners until further notice. Read more

We Love Stomping Ground!

We're thrilled to announce that our partnership with this community-minded brewery is going from strength to strength. Read more

Spring Scarf Dinners at Garden State Hotel

We’re partnering with Garden State Hotel for Spring Scarf ’19. Scarf trainees and mentors will look after the front of house and the Garden State Hotel chefs will cook. Read more

Scarf is popping up at Ladro

We’re thrilled to announce we’re running two ‘Pop Up’ Scarf Dinners at renowned Italian restaurant Ladro in Fitzroy on Monday 9 and Monday 16 September. Read more

Scarf ‘Tasting Plate’ with Inner North Community Foundation

Scarf is now recruiting front-of-house trainees for a free, 3 day ‘Tasting Plate’ hospitality short course, running in partnership with Inner North Community Foundation. Read more

Ngot would like to share some good news…

Today is World Refugee Day, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the immense courage, resilience and valuable contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Meet Scarf graduate Ngot. Read more

Scarf Dinners head to Vietnam… via Collins St!

Winter Scarf Dinners will run at Uncle, 1/15 Collins St, Melbourne on Tuesdays from 9 July – 27 August and a two-course set menu is $45 per head. Read more