What We Do At Scarf, we transform the lives of young people seeking protection, and those from refugee and migrant backgrounds, by getting them into work while adding flavour and heart to the hospitality industry. Founded in 2010, Scarf is a not-for-profit organisation with charity status which operates as a social enterprise*. Scarf Trainees are at the centre of everything we do, but meaningful roles are also played by diners and mentors. We have recently released Scarf's 2022 Impact Report - please take a look! . How does the Scarf model work? we partner with restaurants and other hospitality businesses to run hands-on programs and Scarf Dinners which provide hospitality training, mentoring, job-readiness workshops and paid work experience to our participants through our range of programs, which includes our flagship 10-week Seasonal Program and short courses Skill Up with Scarf and Scarf Tasting Plate, we create a positive, real-world experience for our trainees, who have faced significant barriers to work trainees are paid, valued, become part of a learning community, and move into jobs with confidence, supportive relationships, and excitement our staff and volunteers deliver all training, mentoring and post-program support through a Trauma-Informed, Resilience Building Framework, and we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, supportive and culturally-safe learning environment . 2019 Scarf Graduate Ngot, now a Duty Manager at Bodriggy Brewing Company, shares his experience of participating in Scarf's 10-week Seasonal Program. Video: Roger That Pictures . Learn about Scarf's strategic goals: Read our 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan . *Using the power of the marketplace to solve the most pressing societal problems, social enterprises are commercially viable businesses existing to benefit the public and the community, rather than shareholders and owners. A social enterprise has a defined primary social purpose, environmental or other public benefit, and derives a substantial portion of its income from trade.- Definition from Social Traders . Like what we do? The best way to keep up to date with our news and events is to sign up to the Scarf newsletter or follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Support our work by coming to a Scarf Dinner or making a donation. . Cover image: Trainee Rami and mentor Raquel setting goals before dinner service during Winter Scarf '23 Dinners at Molly Rose. Photographer: Roger Ungers.