Scarf simply wouldn’t exist without our incredible volunteer mentors.

Hospitality professionals with big hearts take on this important role, to share their knowledge, skills and networks with Scarf trainees to help them increase their confidence and job-readiness.

When you sign up to mentor for a 10-week Scarf season, you’ll spend about five hours per week mentoring during Scarf Dinners. We have eight trainees in each program, and the same amount of mentors. This one-to-one ratio allows trainees to learn practical skills from industry professionals in a supportive setting, whilst they gain valuable paid work experience during busy Scarf Dinners. Mentoring at Scarf is an empowering experience for all involved.

Scarf wine training with Jenny ‘Wine Whitch‘ Polack.

Photo: Linsey Rendell