Scarf's 13th Birthday Celebration Update 24/11/23: This event is now fully booked. If you missed out on tickets, please register on our wait list and we'll let you know if any seats become available! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Spring Scarf '23 Collective Scarf Champion appeal. . Making the final dinner of the Spring Spring '23 season extra special, we'll also be celebrating our 13th birthday. With 3 courses of bountiful seasonal food from Noisy Ritual, a Scarf birthday cocktail for every guest, live music from our talented graduate Mel, and the opportunity to enter Scarf's 'Good Stuff' raffle (which will be run by Scarf graduates Eh Gay and Nae Lay Say, and called by Scarf co-founder Hannah), this will be a night to remember! . Tickets include 3 course menu from Noisy Ritual chefsSee the menu here Special Scarf birthday cocktail on arrival Designed by one of the Spring Scarf trainees Front of house service from Scarf trainees and mentors Trainees are paid award wages for their work Live music from Scarf graduate Mel Opportunity to enter Scarf's 'Good Stuff' raffle*Raffle tickets can be purchased on the night ($10 for 1/$50 for 6) Raffle will be run by Scarf graduates Eh Gay and Nae Lay Say, and called by Scarf co-founder Hannah, who'll also make a bit of a speech! There's a huge prize list (total value $2,500+) which includes goods and vouchers from Scarf partners and friends including Starward, Stomping Ground, Bathtub Gin Co, Ladro, Cassette, Unico Zelo, Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Home Grown Drinks, Mount Zero Olives, Molly Rose, Noisy Ritual and more! . *Raffle ticket sales will help us fund the post-program period, when new graduates can access up to 6 months of support from the Scarf team, with a focus on wellbeing and job-readiness. . Raffle prizes include the 'Scarf Partner Party Pack' featuring goods from many of our wonderful partners. . Book Now Book for up to 6 people ($85pp) Diners choose an entree, main and dessert from the set menu. Sides will be available to purchase on the night. Book for 7+ people ($95pp) For groups of 7+, diners will enjoy the 'Feed Me' menu. You'll be served a selection of snacks and all entrees to share, followed by a selection of all mains and sides to share, and finishing with a dessert course. If you'd like to make a reservation for 7 or more people, have any issues booking your preferred time, please reach out to Lauren from the Scarf team ([email protected]) or register on our wait list. If you have a Scarf Gift Card which you'd like to use for your reservation, please contact us via [email protected], letting us know the date and time you'd like to book for, the amount of guests, and the card number and value of your Gift Card, we'll get you booked in right away! . Book tickets . 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. 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 Spring 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. . Food A set menu will be designed and cooked by the experienced Noisy Ritual kitchen team, who pride themselves on showcasing high-quality and sustainable local Victorian produce. 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. Noisy Ritual is an urban winery in Brunswick East, bringing the community together over great wine, food and music to learn about, taste and create wine in the city. The cellar door is a unique, expansive space which caters to a range of group sizes. Their delicious wine-friendly menu changes seasonally and is built for sharing, and the experienced Noisy Ritual kitchen team pride themselves on showcasing high-quality and sustainable local Victorian produce. . 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 Noisy Ritual is wheelchair accessible with ramp entry via the front door. There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom, which will be available for use by Scarf Dinner guests. 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 Stomping Ground Brewing Co, Unico Zelo Wine, 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 Spring Scarf Dinners, thanks to the generosity of the Noisy Ritual crew, we'll also be serving a selection of Noisy Ritual wine. 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].. . COVID-19 Safety In line with Scarf's work health and safety policy, all Scarf staff, mentors, and trainees are vaccinated. Scarf and Noisy Ritual 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. . . Thank you The Spring Scarf '23 10-week seasonal program and Spring Scarf Dinner series are possible thanks to generous support from the following Scarf Champions: . If you are interested in becoming a Scarf Champion, you can read more about the initiative here and contact Scarf CEO and Co-Founder Hannah Brennan ([email protected] / 0488 772 911) to discuss opportunities. . .