Fully Booked Women: In Conversation-  Butcher, Baker, Ice Cream Maker
6:30 PM18:30

Fully Booked Women: In Conversation- Butcher, Baker, Ice Cream Maker

Hosted by teacher, writer and creator of Phenomenom Alice Zaslavsky, join us for a highly entertaining conversation with industry leaders about food,
community and the future.

Our panel includes fifth generation butcher Ash McBean of Gary’s Quality Meats, owner of Lune Croissanterie and baker of the world’s best croissants Kate Reid plus flavour magician and ice cream whizz Karina Serex of Sundae School Ice Creamery and Tuck Shop Takeaway.

Food by Jenna Abbruzzese of Our Kitchenette
Drinks curated by Meira Harel.
All welcome to attend.

Where: Worksmith, 450 Smith Street, Collingwood
Price: $60 pp includes a light meal and drinks
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/WPKW

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Four Pillars Gin Tasting and Gin Drinks at Worksmith
5:00 PM17:00

Four Pillars Gin Tasting and Gin Drinks at Worksmith

Come and join Four Pillars Creative Director of Gin Drinks, James Irvine, as he takes you through a tasting of the Four Pillars range, including the 2018 vintage of Bloody Shiraz Gin, and the recently released Dry Island Gin – a collaboration between Four Pillars and Swedish gin powerhouse, Herno.

You’ll be greeted with a Gin & Tonic on arrival, and Jimmy will whip up a few delicious cocktails after the tasting has concluded. We’ll supply a few light snacks on the evening as well, because who doesn’t like cheese?

This tasting is FREE for industry and anyone in the Worksmith community. Come along to enjoy a few Thursday arvo knock offs, warm up for the weekend, drown your sorrows etc.

See you at the bar!


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Not Too Early: The Art of Service
11:00 AM11:00

Not Too Early: The Art of Service

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: 

  • You care if your guests enjoy themselves in your business but how do you pass that care on to your staff?
  • Why does good service matter and how can you make it great every time?
  • What are keys to training staff and retaining staff?

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.





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Finding The Right Branding For Your Business
5:30 PM17:30

Finding The Right Branding For Your Business

The founders of the award-winning Melbourne based branding/retail design agency BrandWorks are coming to Worksmith to talk us through their business process with clients and how to go about finding the right branding for your business. The 1-hour talk will include the following: 

  • Case study: Concept to market
  • 10 things to ask your future designer to ensure you make the right choices
  • Concluding with a Q & A over beer, wine & snacks      

Get your FREE tickets here                                                                                                                    

BrandWorks Projects include:

SO 9 - Restaurant & Bar Design 2016 winner (London)

Lazy SU - Melbourne Design award winner 2016

HWKR https://vimeo.com/267547553/b97d468616 

Lighting Spaces, PAFUAussielent, Razor Haus etc..

For examples of their work, refer to the website: http://www.brand-works.com.au

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Scout Presents: Bridging The Talent Gap - Lightning Talks & Mixer
6:00 PM18:00

Scout Presents: Bridging The Talent Gap - Lightning Talks & Mixer

With the industry booming and fresh talent flooding the job market daily, the gap between education and employment has never been more evident. How can managers mentor junior and new hires to maximum effectiveness in the hospitality, retail and tech industries?

For more information and to purchase your free tickets click here

About The Panelist

Omar de Silva (Moderator) 
Co-founder and Executive Director, The Plato Project

Michael Ellis 
Head of Culture, Vinomofo

Nick Melin 
Editor, Scout Jobs

Michael Bascetta 
Co-Founder & CEO: Worksmith, Co-Founder: Grow Assembly, Co-Owner: Bar Liberty 


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Females in Food
6:00 PM18:00

Females in Food

Join us to celebrate all that’s great about women in food and drink with an informal evening of networking, inspiration and conversation.

Your ticket includes hearing from our guest speaker, Kathy Tsaples, Founder of Sweet Greek, who will share with us her inspiring story, as well as Leanne Usher of Dinner by Heston Bluementhal, Melbourne, and an introduction from Chelsea Ford who will share why right now it’s more important than ever to support women in food & drink, you’ll taste test cold infused tea with Zi Xie of Somage Fine Foods, you’ll be given ice tea on arrival, and enjoy sumptuous Greek finger food, wine and mineral water throughout the evening.

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Maidenii Tasting & Talk
5:00 PM17:00

Maidenii Tasting & Talk

Come and taste through some of the best vermouth's produced in Australia and hear from the producers Gilles Lapalu and Shaun Byrne. 

The night will consist of a talk, tasting, cocktail and some snacks. 

This is a free event for both the industry and Worksmith members. 

RSVP here

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