It is Scarf’s first season for 2017 and for their Autumn Dinners they are partnering with The Lincoln in Carlton with the first dinner on Tuesday 21st March.


Social enterprise Scarf will launch its Autumn dinner season at Carlton classic, The Lincoln, on Tuesday 21st March through Tuesday 16th May offering front-of-house hospitality training, mentoring and employment to another eight young trainees from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds.


The Lincoln’s head chef, Howard Stamp, offers up moreish dishes such as entrée of  ‘Pork rillette, pickles and toast’ and mains of ‘Whole snapper, roasted fennel, lemon & rosemary butter’ with The Lincoln’s famed ‘Triple-cooked chips’ or ‘Baby cos, shallots, goats curd’ available as a side and ‘Sheep’s milk cheesecake with seasonal fruits’ for dessert. The Lincoln kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using the highest quality sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house. Diners will enjoy a two-course set menu for $40 per head (entrée + main with choice) served within the stylish surrounds of one of Melbourne’ oldest pubs, The Lincoln, whilst doing their bit to support a program that helps break down barriers to employment for young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.


The first Scarf dinner season for 2017 the will see the total number of young people Scarf has worked with since its inception reach 149, with over two thirds of graduates working in hospitality at places such as The Sofitel, Two Birds Brewing, Bibendum Wine and Garden State Hotel.


Since its founding by young hospitality professionals in 2010, 141 young people have transformed their lives through Scarf. Of these graduates, 70% are employed in meaningful, ongoing work most recently at places including The Sofitel, Jimmy Watsons, The Lincoln, Top Paddock, Mount Zero, Bibendum Wine and Peter Rowlands Catering. Scarf trainees are referred by organisations such as The Brotherhood of St Laurence, Red Cross, Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre, Orygen Youth Health, and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.


Scarf has partnered with some of Melbourne’s best dining establishments including Epocha, The Lincoln, Top Paddock and Green Park and inspires contributions from more than just restaurants. Volunteer mentors come from restaurants like Cumulus Inc, The Everleigh and Mamasita. Little Creatures, red + white, Mezzanine wine distribution, Casa Mariol Vermut Negre, STARWARD Whisky and The West Winds Gin support Scarf with top shelf products served at dinners.


Scarf Ambassadors include Jan Owen AM, CEO Foundation for Young Australians; Leanne Clancey, renowned food and travel writer and restaurant critic; Matt Preston, also a critic and award-winning food writer but perhaps best known for his role as a judge and co-host on Masterchef and finally, Nathan Toleman, a hospitality luminary and current owner of Top Paddock, The Kettle Black.


91 Cardigan Street, Carlton

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