Facts and Figures Since 2010 We’ve run a total of 35 programs; 26 ten-week Seasonal Programs, six Scarf Tasting Plate programs and three Skill Up with Scarf programs We've offered a total of 321 trainee positions to young people facing barriers to work 293 young people have graduated from our programs We have a 92% program retention rate We’ve provided 8,855 hours of paid work experience We've provided 8,210 hours of wellbeing and job readiness support We've run 248 Scarf Dinners and events in 35 partner restaurants We've paid Scarf trainees and graduates a total of $221,488 in wages during Scarf Dinners and events* Trainees have engaged in 17,955 hours of awesome, hands-on training and mentoring at venues like Five Senses Coffee, Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall, Garden State Hotel, Ladro and Kitty Somerset Over 260 hospitality professionals have volunteered as trainers and mentors in our program, from businesses including Market Lane Coffee, Bar Thyme, Carlton Wine Room, Uncle, Garden State Hotel, Five Senses Coffee, Pullman Hotel, The Everleigh, Cumulus Up and Copper Pot Seddon We’ve served 17,220 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, IDES, 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, Bibendum Wine Co, NAB, Box Hill Institute, VicSuper and Brotherhood of St Laurence * Scarf trainees and graduates are paid Restaurant Industry Award wages for their work during Scarf Dinners and events. . The above figures are current at 06.09.22 . If you like what we do, please consider donating to Scarf. . Cover Image: Spring Scarf '17 at Auction Rooms. Photo: Gareth Sobey Inset Images: Scarf trainee Masooma during Tasting Plate '19 (photographed by Roger Ungers); Scarf graduate Negasi working at Garden State Hotel with Kevin (photo supplied by Garden State Hotel).