Scarf is now recruiting front-of-house trainees for a free, 3 day ‘Tasting Plate’ hospitality short course, running in partnership with Hobsons Bay UP and Hobsons Bay City Council. This is a great opportunity for young people from refugee/migrant backgrounds and young people seeking protection to get a ‘taste’ of hospitality – they’ll be learning from passionate hospitality professionals in real restaurants. There are 16 trainee places available and the program will run in the western suburbs.

Tasting Plate ’18 runs on Tuesday 13 November, Wednesday 14 November and Friday 16 November. Training runs from from 10.00am – 4.00pm each day, and there will be a free lunch provided. The course also includes the opportunity to gain paid work experience at one of two ‘Pop Up’ Scarf Dinners, running in late November at restaurants in the west.

Referrals are open until Friday 5 November. More detail is in our recent recruitment newsletter

Granted they are eligible, participants will be offered interviews for the program on a first come, first served basis. There will be an initial phone call to confirm eligibility, then a face to face interview with Scarf staff. Please note that Scarf is a small organisation with limited time to process referrals. If you are considering applying for this program, or referring someone else, please consider the following: 

– availability (must be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 November 2018)
– alcohol (must be comfortable to learn about alcohol)
– eligibility (must be aged 18 – 28 years old, currently seeking asylum or from a refugee/migrant background and must live, work, study or recreate/socialise in the Hobson’s Bay area*)

Refer yourself or someone else to Tasting Plate.

Any queries should be directed to Scarf’s Training Manager:

Ruth Langley – [email protected]

*As this program is running in partnership with Hobsons Bay City Council, preference will go to those who have a strong connection to the area (ie. live, study, work or recreate). Hobson’s Bay comprises: Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, Spotswood, South Kingsville, Williamstown and Williamstown North.   


Cover Photo: Roger Ungers