Since 2010

  • We’ve run 24 ten-week Scarf Dinners seasonal programs and five Tasting Plate programs
  • We've offered a total of 262 trainee positions to young people facing barriers to work
  • 243 young people have graduated from our programs
  • We have a 93% program retention rate
  • We’ve provided 8,580 hours of paid work experience
  • We've paid Scarf trainees a total of $214,600 in wages during Scarf Dinners and events*
  • Trainees have engaged in 16,400 hours of awesome, hands-on training at venues like Five Senses Coffee, Stomping Ground Beer Hall, Garden State Hotel, Ladro, Kitty Somerset and Kelvin
  • Over 250 hospitality professionals have volunteered their time as trainers and mentors in our program, from venues such as Gerald’s Bar, Market Lane Coffee, Carlton Wine Room, Uncle, Garden State Hotel, Pullman Hotel and Copper Pot Seddon
  • We’ve served 16,700 diners during Scarf Dinners
  • 72% of Scarf graduates (from Scarf's 10-week seasonal programs) have found meaningful employment within six months of completing the program
  • Scarf trainees have gone on to fantastic jobs at Garden State Hotel, Siglo, Vertue Coffee, Super Ling, Bodriggy Brewing Co, Free to Feed, The European and Spring St Events, Keg King, Koko Black, Sofitel on Collins, Atticus Finch, The Plough Hotel, The Two Birds Nest, The Lincoln, Maha, Attica, The Moor’s Head, The Penny Black, Peter Rowlands Catering, Mount Zero Olives, Gladstone Park Hotel, Thirsty Camel, Parkroyal Hotel, M.Pavilion, Hell of the North, Bibendum Wine Co, NAB, Box Hill Institute, VicSuper and Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • 77% of bar managers said they were now more likely to hire someone from a refugee background (after participating in 2016’s ‘Do More Than Drink’ campaign)

* We're proud to pay Scarf trainees Restaurant Industry Award wages for their work during Scarf Dinners and events. 


The above figures are current at 10.02.20


Cover Image: Spring Scarf '17 at Auction Rooms. Photo: Gareth Sobey