Bars in Depth
Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

Bars in Depth

Bars in Depth with Matt Whiley (Scout - London) Luke Whearty (Operation Dagger - Singapore.)

Want to open your own bar but don’t know where to start?

Join us on December 3rd 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.


Tickets are $40, (includes two drinks and the talk.)

Get your ticket here

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Not Too Early: How good photography works for your business, with Kristoffer Paulsen
Nov
12
11:00 am11:00

Not Too Early: How good photography works for your business, with Kristoffer Paulsen

If you want to open your own hospo business you need to think about content and about the photos you take. This is all about why a professional photographer is important regarding great content for your business.

Kristoffer Paulsen is an Australian commercial and fine art photographer living in Melbourne working locally and internationally.

He works with restaurateurs and food publications including Gourmet Traveller and Good Food.

Tickets are $20pp and includes the talk, Loafer Bread Pastries & filter coffee.

Book your spot here.

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Oct
31
6:00 pm18:00

Girls Night In

Join The Business of Food and Worksmith at our Girls (& Guys) Night In with pink themed snacks and bubbles at the bar - sounds like fun, right?! For guys and gals alike, this evening of pink fun is part of the Girls' Night In initiative by the Cancer Council to raise funds to support vital cancer research, prevention and support services.

If you can't make it on the night, we understand, but you can donate online via the Cancer Council directly to help us reach our fundraising goal!

Join us in supporting a great cause. Donations will make a big difference for women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers across Australia.

We look forward to having a Girls Night In with you!

Get your tickets here

To make a donation online, please go directly to https://secure.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?eventId=50892®istrationId=1241690 

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Oct
2
11:00 am11:00

Farmers Markets in the context of the industry

Menus filled with the words ‘local’ and ‘seasonal’ is all over the industry but how do you connect with local producers and can the Farmers Market business model assist a restaurant menu?

Join Hilary McNevin and Miranda Sharp Founder & Director, Melbourne Farmers Markets.

Miranda Sharp founded the Melbourne Farmers Markets (MFM) in 2002. The MFM now operates six markets around the city, three of which are weekly.

In May 2018, the MFM opened a new food hub in Alphington with a long-term vision to create opportunities for Victorian producers and their customers. It is a site that combines weekly FM with plans underway for a community kitchen, hot desk office space, chefs market and produces distribution.

Tickets are $20, get your tickets by clicking here

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Oct
1
5:00 pm17:00

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?

Join chef Shane Delia (Biggie Smalls/Maha owner) together 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 will cover the following:

  • Company Establishment: Sole Trader/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

Concluding with a Q&A with wrap up snacks and drinks.

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Social Media DIY Hacks for Small Business
Sep
18
5:30 pm17:30

Social Media DIY Hacks for Small Business

The founders of Melbourne based boutique communications agency True Tribe are coming to Worksmith to talk about how to develop a kick-ass, DIY social media strategy for your small business. True Tribe speclialises in the hospitality and lifestyle space, with clients including Proud MaryAunty Peg'sHobbaDr Morse, LilyBeeThe Osborne and Mojo Wines.


The 1-hour talk will cover the following:

  • Simple three-step social media strategy for your small business
  • Bonus round! 10 more ways to make your social media better
  • Concluding with a Q & A over beer, wine & snacks    

Get your tickets here

 

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CAPI Connecting China Gin Immersion
Sep
5
4:00 pm16:00

CAPI Connecting China Gin Immersion

Worksmith in partnership with CAPI 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: 
Melbourne Gin Company, Archie Rose, Remedy Gin, Four Pillars, Patient Wolf Gin, Luke Whearty, (Operation Dagger) and Orlando Marzo, (Lûmé.)

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. 

 

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Sep
3
11:00 am11:00

Not Too Early: Managing Mental Health in the Industry

Coffee. Community. Conversation.

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. We’ll have tea, filter coffee and pastries from North Fitzroy’s Loafer Bread for the session.

Get your tickets here

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Square One Brew Class
Aug
9
12:00 pm12:00

Square One Brew Class

When brewing filter coffee choosing a brew method can be confusing at the best of times.

What’s the difference between this dripper and that one?

How do I know how much coffee to put in?

What even is an Aeropress?!

In an interactive demonstration and tasting, Elika and Tom from Square One Coffee Roasters will be taking you through three of the most common manual brewing methods, and how they alter the flavour and body of the coffee your brewing.

Grab some recipes, get to know what makes each method different and have the chance to find your favourite on Thursday, August 9th at Worksmith. Free Tickets available here

 

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Not Too Early: The Art of Service
Aug
6
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. 

Get your FREE tickets here

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Four Pillars Gin Tasting and Gin Drinks at Worksmith
Aug
2
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.

Get your tickets here

See you at the bar!

 

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 Fully Booked Women: In Conversation-  Butcher, Baker, Ice Cream Maker
Jul
30
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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Finding The Right Branding For Your Business
Jul
3
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
Jun
28
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
May
8
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
Apr
24
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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