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Read up on the latest trends and insights, news and updates, people, places and things.

27.10.20

Turns out the bread and butter of the food industry is bread and butter.

Sex may sell, but in the midst of a pandemic; bread sells better.

27.10.20

RECIPE: Capitano's Focaccia

With thanks to the teams at Capitano and Cartilage Local.

26.10.20

HOT JOB ALERT

Jobs we might just leave our own jobs for...

14.10.20

Sorrento hotelier files High Court challenge to Melbourne's lockdown

"The argument that there was an implied constitutional freedom of movement within states was 'novel' and 'bold', but not without merit."

4.10.20

Commercial Tenant and Landlord Relief Update

Amendments and Extensions for Victoria

1.10.20

The Big Slab Making a Big Difference

Balter Brewing Co. gets behind the Tipjar Fund and toasts a uniquely Australian pastime with The Big Slab!

16.9.20

Melbourne's Proposed Outdoor Dining Scheme

Cause for celebration, or cause for... meh

15.9.20

The Future of Food Packaging

How one student could dissolve plastic from a $40Billion industry

14.9.20

Get to Know Which Brew is Best for You

Prepare for total caffeination

4.9.20

Meet the Worksmith Relief Grant Recipients

20.8.20

Sorry, but you need to delete your delivery app

Time to cut ties with those who profit from others misfortune

18.8.20

Colada OK!

A drink to take the edge off, with a bit of work in the back-end for a result that's chuggable and fun without being silly.

17.8.20

Time to Fix a Broken Industry

A call to arms, a call to change.

16.8.20

Your vote makes a difference!

A vote for the Wineslinger Awards, that is...

13.8.20

How to Communicate when your Business/Venue is touched by COVID

“Don’t be scared. Be prepared.”

27.7.20

Hospo CheckIn: Alex Wilcox

Co-owner of Prince Wine Store has a chat to us about how they're going.

25.7.20

Hospo CheckIn: Patrick Walsh

We check in with the popular Fitzroy publican

17.7.20

Hospo CheckIn: Melissa Bauer

We check in with The Prosecco Queen

9.7.20

Hospo CheckIn: Russell Shields, The Community Grocer

We check in with Russell Shields from The Community Grocer about the urgent delivery of fresh food to the towers in lockdown.

3.7.20

Hospo CheckIn: Andrew Joy

We check in with the co-owner of Carlton Wine Room.

26.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Anther Gin

We checked in with the team at Anther Gin about their new home and new approach.

17.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Kate Stewart, FareShare

Since COVID-19, former co-founder of En Pointe Events, Kate Stewart, is moving to a different beat.

13.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Johnathon Davey, Seafood Industry Victoria

We check in on the state of Victoria's Seafood Industry

10.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Michael Bascetta

Turnip Media has a chat to our fearless leader :)

7.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Jia-Yen Lee & Thi Le, Anchovy, Richmond

We checked in with the the pair to see how they're planning their next steps.

3.6.20

Hospo CheckIn: Maidenii Vermouth

We checked in with Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus from Maidenii

27.5.20

Hospo CheckIn: Almay Jordaan

We checked in with the chef and co-owner of Neighbourhood Wine and Old Palm Liquor.

26.5.20

Hospo CheckIn: Simon Blacher

Turnip Media & Worksmith are 'Checking In' with Hospo folks to see how they're doing.

19.5.20

Touching Base with Romu and Liz Oudeyer

A private catering husband and wife team pivot to survive their 100% business loss.

6.5.20

Touching Base with Luke Tracy, Founder of Organic Ease

Amid the doom and gloom, there are stories of deserved success. Luke Tracy's is one of them.

30.4.20

A Mental Health Guide for Beverage and Hospitality Professionals

Strategies for maintaining mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic, in an industry already prone to anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

24.4.20

Upskill or free and prep yourself for excellence

Because nobody ever said 'I wish I didn't know so much about my job', did they?

20.4.20

Positive Initiatives In (and for) the Hospitality Industry

It's when we're forced apart that we really come together.

14.4.20

Touching Base with Zig Zag Rd Wines

Henry and Harriet Churchill are natural winemakers of the Macedon Ranges. This is how they're coping with the COVID-19 Crisis.

9.4.20

Shutdown

Originally published on Difford's Guide

3.4.20

Keep Our Venues Alive

There's strength in numbers. We're calling yours.

3.4.20

A Checklist for Adapting to a COVID World

Batten down the hatches, tick these off, and ride out the storm

2.4.20

An Update on JobKeeper

It's now official, so how can you access it?

1.4.20

Avoid Delivery Partners with MessageMedia

Reach out to your customers directly, and save your 30%. You deserve it.

1.4.20

Touching Base with Dani Valent, Journalist

Getting through it together and standing up for those left behind.

31.3.20

Communicating in a Crisis

It's when we're at a loss for words, that our audience needs to hear from us the most.

30.3.20

Spirits Turned Sanitisers

Australian Spirits Companies Pivoting to the Market

30.3.20

JobKeeper Stimulus Package Announced

The Government has plans to keep people in jobs... finally.

27.3.20

Touching Base with Dervilla McGowan

Getting through it together.

27.3.20

COVID in Numbers

From delivery profit margins to DIY searches, COVID-19 has is handing out numbers we never thought we'd see.

26.3.20

20,000 Jobs at Woolworths

Across the country, jobs are available, and they're welcoming people in hospitality, events and tourism to apply first.

26.3.20

What is Worksmith Connect?

A resource to help the hospitality industry to recover.

26.3.20

Touching Base with Luke Whearty, BYRDI

Getting through it together

26.3.20

COVID-19 Hits Hospitality

How did we get here, and where are we going?

25.3.20

Financial Support Available to Small Business

Broken down State-by-State

25.3.20

Coronavirus Around the World

How COVID-19 is affecting the global restaurant industry

24.3.20

In China, a Glimpse at the Future of Restaurants

As life returns to normal in Beijing, quarantines, temperature checks, and social distancing remain the norm at restaurants

23.3.20

COVID-19 business grants

City of Melbourne's economic support package

17.3.20

An Industry's Response to COVID-19

In unprecedented times, we come together more than ever.

12.3.20

Meet the Worksmithers: Mama Goodness!

Jess Prescott and Vaughne Geary. Founders, Mama Goodness.

11.3.20

MCF Chat: Monica Brown, Lotus International

9.3.20

MCF Chat: Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open

9.3.20

MCF Chat: Janes Lopes, Attica Wine Director

5.3.20

CAPI X WORKSMITH SCHOLARSHIP

Championing women in bars

4.3.20

MCF Chat: Martin Hudak, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

4.3.20

MCF Splash! Tasting Day

15 Brands, 500+ attendees, and a LOT of punch

28.2.20

MCF Chat: Cantina OK!

We have a quick chat to Jeremy from Cantina OK!

28.2.20

MCF Symposium 2020

The world of bars, beverages and beyond has never looked brighter.

25.2.20

Maidenii Takes Over Drinkwell!

Maidenii brings the Spritz to Fitzroy

20.2.20

FANCY FREE

MCF

29.1.20

Worksmith Industry Feedback

Hearing from the industry, for the industry.

8.1.20

Bushfire Appeals

Our Industry and our population has come together.

18.12.19

Worksmith's 2020 Watch List

This is what we're excited about in 2020.

11.12.19

Meet the Worksmither: Tim Varney

Coffee Encyclopaedia, Schmoozer, and newly appointed Project Director at Worksmith

13.11.19

Meet the Worksmithers: Matt Follent, Sweet&Chilli

Meet Matti Follent, Melbourne Account Manager for Boutique Drinks Agency Sweet&Chilli

30.10.19

Worksmith Real Talks: Hospitality and the Media

23.10.19

Meet the Worksmithers: Monica and Nathaniel, Owners, Wing Station

The Worksmith Wind Beneath their Wings

2.10.19

Meet the Worksmithers: Jack Hawkins, Director, Jack Hawkins Creative

Say Hello to Jack Hawkins, Director of Jack Hawkins Creative

18.9.19

Meet the Worksmithers: Hannah Colman

Co-Founder and GM at Scarf

15.9.19

Meet The Worksmithers: Sharon Flynn, Founder & CEO, The Fermentary

Say hello to Sharon Flynn, Founder and CEO of The Fermentary

11.9.19

Meet The Worksmithers: Teresa Aylott, Founder, Stroh

In 2018, Teresa launched Stroh, a sustainable alternative to plastic and paper straws

14.8.19

Meet the Worksmithers: Adam Holliday and Blair Rutherford, Garage Project

National and state relationship managers for Garage Project

7.8.19

Meet The Worksmithers: Michael Bascetta

Co-Founder & CEO of Worksmith, Bar Liberty, and Capitano

1.7.19

Dry July with Worksmith and Mercedes me

Not all wonderful flavours and experiences need to be associated with alcohol