Want to open your own bar but don’t know where to start?
Join us on 3 December for the first of a series of seminars tailored towards people looking to open their own business in F & B with invaluable insights from internationally awarded bartenders Luke Whearty and Matt Whiley.
These sessions will divulge a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics such as concept creation, financial planning, hiring personnel and much more in an attempt to give transparency and clarity to this often challenging task.
When: 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM Monday 3 December 2018 Where: Worksmith 450 Smith Street, Collingwood Tickets: Tickets are $40, (includes two drinks and the talk) reserve your spot by clicking here.
Worksmith News: Four Pillars x Worksmith Sponsored Membership
Since Worksmith Melbourne opened its doors we have received a huge amount of support from the industry. We have grown to 50 + members with a mix of people across the industry which include: wine, beer and spirit distributors, spirit producers, social media, graphic design, journalism and technology.
As our community grows with a diverse range of people, Worksmith, along with current member Four Pillars, would like to offer a one-off membership to an enterprising individual within the industry to help develop their ideas, offer feedback on their product or service and give them access to our community of industry professionals.
If you have a food, beverage or hospitality start-up and need help to make your idea a reality, fill out the form below!
Four Pillars was born just five years ago. It is now Australia’s number one craft spirit and is exported to over 20 countries around the world. Go for it.
Listen: Not Too Eary: Managing Mental Health in the Hospitality Industry
Presented by Worksmith & Turnip Media High profile suicides have happened in our industry over the last 2 years, in particular. What is mental health awareness? How do you put it into practice in a day-to-day way in the industry? How do we look after ourselves and each other?
Listen in to psychologist Michael O’Neil & chef Sascha Randle talk about their experience of mental health issues in the industry.
Worksmith Event Video: You want to buy the dream, where do you start? You dream of people in the venue, the buzz, the vibe, the attention, the success… but reel those ideas in for a moment and consider the legal and financial implications of being a business owner. What do you need to do before you even get to the lease for the business?
Shane Delia (Biggie Smalls/Maha owner) was joined with expert lawyers from our partner firm Gordon Legal to talk about the ultimate checklist to arm yourself with before you get the dream happening hosted by Hilary McNevin (Turnip Media.)
The talk covers: Company Establishment: SoleTrader/Partnerships/Corporation and the differences. Intellectual Property: Copywriting & Trademarking Public Liability and Workers Compensation: Are you covered? Employment Law: Know your rights as an employee, employer or manager Commercial Lease: Crucial steps before you sign
Worksmith News: Worksmith Kitchen Build Just like any venue, it has taken us a little longer than expected to gain permission to start building our commercial kitchen here at Worksmith. We are now underway, with expected completion by mid-November.
The kitchen will provide a space for Worksmith members (and non-members) to prep for events and trial new products.
Email us here to register your interest in using the space!
Worksmith Event: Square One Coffee Mexican Coffee Release Please join our partners Square One Coffee Roasters for a beer to celebrate the release of two very special Mexican lots recently secured at Caravela’s Aromas Competition!
A night of talks with our very special guest, Mark from Caravela Coffee, about why Mexican coffee production is percieved the way it is, the production challenges Mexico currently face, and how Caravela are trying to help the coffee farmers produce higher quality coffee, in return fetching a higher price for their hard work.
This is a free event, we just ask you RSVP to make sure we dont run out of beer!
Worksmith News: Farmwall Partnership At Worksmith we have been steadily changing our processes to ensure that we are doing everything we can to minimise environmental impact wherever possible. From removing our coffee waste from landfill through Reground, or using Sol Cups & Water Bottles to remove the need for disposable coffee cups.
With these ideas in mind it is with immense pride that we have partnered with Farmwall, a closed loop living wall system. We currently have a variety of greens grown on the wall in which the members use for their lunch or package up to take home. We are excited to have Farmwall join the Worksmith community where we will work together to grow their network.
Worksmith Events: Not Too Early: Managing Mental Health in the Industry High profile suicides have happened in our industry over the last 2 years, in particular.
What is mental health awareness? How do you put it into practice in a day-to-day way in the industry? How do we look after ourselves and each other?
When you work in hospo, you don’t want to get up too early, so Worksmith and Turnip Media have collaborated to bring you some leaders in their fields to share their experiences and tell their stories, at a reasonable hour. Each talk will offer a unique insight from members of and contributors to the food, drink and hospitality industries.
The cost to attend a Not Too Early talk is $20 and numbers are limited. (Free for Worksmith members). We’ll have tea, filter coffee and pastries from North Fitzroy’s Loafer Bread for the session.
When: 11:00am-12:00pm Monday, September 3, 2018 Where: Worksmith 450 Smith Street Collingwood
Worksmith Events: CAPI Connecting China Gin Immersion
Worksmith in partnership with CAPI Sparkling are pleased to invite you to an afternoon of gin, mingling with trade and enhancing your appreciation of this amazing spirit. Sample the delicious distillates with our all-star line up that includes:
CAPI believe in simple drinks done well, and there’s no better example than a good G&T. Their place as the T in that equation is brought to life with Australia’s best gins so this is an opportunity to taste them, understand them, and come together to better know their nuances and differences. It also happens that CAPI will be hosting 12 of China’s leading bartenders and F&B leaders during this week. They’ll be there with insights from their world and ready to have their minds blown by what we do so well here.
This is a trade and members-only event, please RSVP by clicking HERE by the 30th of August.
When: 4:00 pm— 6:00 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Where: Worksmith 450 Smith Street, Collingwood
Watch: Grow Assembly Sydney — Change with Bernice Colcomb, The Star Grow Assembly ventured into Sydney for its first event outside of Melbourne in early May, The theme of Change explored ideas from a team of hospitality legends from Neil Perry AM, Joanna Savill & Mitch Orr.
Bernice Colcomb has twenty-five years’ experience as a qualified Chef, with roles across a variety of cuisines and kitchen styles. Extending from fine dining to production kitchens, she has managed teams of over thirty-five, including the opening of the Harvest Buffet at The Star Sydney. It is her extensive experience which makes her a valuable advocate for youth of today in the culinary world.
Watch: Grow Assembly Sydney — Change with Monica Brown from Lotus International Grow Assembly ventured into Sydney for its first event outside of Melbourne in early May, The theme of Change explored ideas from a team of hospitality legends from Neil Perry AM, Joanna Savill & Mitch Orr.
The director of international communications agency Lotus International, Monica Brown is renowned worldwide for her management work with some of the world’s biggest names in food including Heston Blumenthal, Tetsuya Wakuda, Rainer Becker, Alex Atala and Clare Smyth. Since launching the original company Lotus PR in 2000, the world of Lotus has grown from a one-woman start-up from a London kitchen to a fully- fledged communications agency at the forefront of the culinary industry, with offices in both the UK and Australia.
Worksmith Event: Not Too Early presented by Turnip Media When you work in hospo, you don’t want to get up too early, so Worksmith and Turnip Media have collaborated to bring you some leaders in their fields to share their experiences and tell their stories, at a reasonable hour.
Each talk will offer a unique insight from members of and contributors to the food, drink and hospitality industries. Subjects as varied as photography, the art of service, mental health awareness and how to make mozzarella will be covered in the talks held on the first Monday of the month at 11am, starting on August 6 with The Art of Service.
Keynote speaker Angie Giannakodaki; Manager and owner Epocha, Carlton and Elyros, Camberwell. Almost 30 years in the hospitality industry and co-owner of two successful restaurants. Angie Giannakodakis is a master when it comes to service and front-of-house management.
Event: The Truth About Vermouth The Front Desk recently featured the Book of Vermouth from the legends behind Maidenii. The book launch is set to take place next week at the State Library Victoria.
The evening will feature an exclusive viewing of stunning botanical prints from the State Library’s collections, including illustrations from botanist Joseph Banks’ florilegium, created during Captain Cook’s voyage around Australia and the Pacific between 1769 and 1771. The cocktail menu will be complemented by canapés created by food&desire.
Industry News: Fancy Free If you haven’t had the pleasure of being served by any of the four legends who make up Fancy Free, I feel a little sorry for you.
Chris Hysted-Adams (Black Pearl), Rob Libecan (Mr Lyan), Matt Stirling (Black Pearl) & Ryan Noreiks (The Lark) all come from bars that the industry loves and secretly wish they created.
They come together for an all star team that will inevitably create a best in class bar for not only Melbourne, but the world over. Whilst they search for a site, they have a schedule that would rival John Farnham’s ‘Last Time’ tour.
Click here for a list of their tour dates and here to follow them on Instagram.
Food News: Bar Liberty team to open Italian Restaurant, Capitano It is with huge excitement that I announce the opening of Capitano by the team behind Bar Liberty in Fitzroy. Capitano will take over the space previously known as the Beaufort and will open in early August.
Worksmith News: Podcasting Room & Gordon Legal Partnership After a little renovation at Worksmith we will have a podcasting room available for all members to use. The room is also available to hire for non-members.
A huge thanks to Gordon Legal who have partnered with Worksmith as a Premium Partner. Their support has gone towards building the podcasting room. Gordon Legal will also provide legal advice to all Worksmith members through workshops and one on one meetings.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book the room or find out more about memberships with us.