Spring Scarf Dinners '23 Spring Scarf Dinners will run at Noisy Ritual on the follow evenings:. Weds 11 October Weds 18 October Weds 21 October Weds 1 November Weds 8 November Weds 15 November Weds 22 November Weds 29 November (Special event to finalise the season. Tickets will be released in early November) 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. . Book Now If booking for up to 6 people, tickets are $55 per person and include a two course set menu and invaluable opportunities for our trainees. If booking for 7+ guests, we invite you to join us for a 'Feed Me' menu ($65 per person). You and your guests will be served a selection of all snacks, starters, mains and sides to share. If you'd like to make a reservation for 10 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. . 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 two course set menu (entree + main) will be designed and cooked by the experienced Noisy Ritual kitchen team, who pride themselves on showcasing high-quality and sustainable local Victorian produce. Sides and desserts will also be offered on the night. 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 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. . 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. .