Read up on the latest trends and insights, news and updates, people, places and things.
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.
RECIPE: Capitano's Focaccia
With thanks to the teams at Capitano and Cartilage Local.
HOT JOB ALERT
Jobs we might just leave our own jobs for...
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."
Commercial Tenant and Landlord Relief Update
Amendments and Extensions for Victoria
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!
Melbourne's Proposed Outdoor Dining Scheme
Cause for celebration, or cause for... meh
The Future of Food Packaging
How one student could dissolve plastic from a $40Billion industry
Get to Know Which Brew is Best for You
Prepare for total caffeination
Meet the Worksmith Relief Grant Recipients
Sorry, but you need to delete your delivery app
Time to cut ties with those who profit from others misfortune
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.
Time to Fix a Broken Industry
A call to arms, a call to change.
Your vote makes a difference!
A vote for the Wineslinger Awards, that is...
How to Communicate when your Business/Venue is touched by COVID
“Don’t be scared. Be prepared.”
Hospo CheckIn: Alex Wilcox
Co-owner of Prince Wine Store has a chat to us about how they're going.
Hospo CheckIn: Patrick Walsh
We check in with the popular Fitzroy publican
Hospo CheckIn: Melissa Bauer
We check in with The Prosecco Queen
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.
Hospo CheckIn: Andrew Joy
We check in with the co-owner of Carlton Wine Room.
Hospo CheckIn: Anther Gin
We checked in with the team at Anther Gin about their new home and new approach.
Hospo CheckIn: Kate Stewart, FareShare
Since COVID-19, former co-founder of En Pointe Events, Kate Stewart, is moving to a different beat.
Hospo CheckIn: Johnathon Davey, Seafood Industry Victoria
We check in on the state of Victoria's Seafood Industry
Hospo CheckIn: Michael Bascetta
Turnip Media has a chat to our fearless leader :)
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.
Hospo CheckIn: Maidenii Vermouth
We checked in with Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus from Maidenii
Hospo CheckIn: Almay Jordaan
We checked in with the chef and co-owner of Neighbourhood Wine and Old Palm Liquor.
Hospo CheckIn: Simon Blacher
Turnip Media & Worksmith are 'Checking In' with Hospo folks to see how they're doing.
Touching Base with Romu and Liz Oudeyer
A private catering husband and wife team pivot to survive their 100% business loss.
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.
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.
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?
Positive Initiatives In (and for) the Hospitality Industry
It's when we're forced apart that we really come together.
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.
Originally published on Difford's Guide
Keep Our Venues Alive
There's strength in numbers. We're calling yours.
A Checklist for Adapting to a COVID World
Batten down the hatches, tick these off, and ride out the storm
An Update on JobKeeper
It's now official, so how can you access it?
Avoid Delivery Partners with MessageMedia
Reach out to your customers directly, and save your 30%. You deserve it.
Touching Base with Dani Valent, Journalist
Getting through it together and standing up for those left behind.
Communicating in a Crisis
It's when we're at a loss for words, that our audience needs to hear from us the most.
Spirits Turned Sanitisers
Australian Spirits Companies Pivoting to the Market
JobKeeper Stimulus Package Announced
The Government has plans to keep people in jobs... finally.
Touching Base with Dervilla McGowan
Getting through it together.
COVID in Numbers
From delivery profit margins to DIY searches, COVID-19 has is handing out numbers we never thought we'd see.
20,000 Jobs at Woolworths
Across the country, jobs are available, and they're welcoming people in hospitality, events and tourism to apply first.
What is Worksmith Connect?
A resource to help the hospitality industry to recover.
Touching Base with Luke Whearty, BYRDI
Getting through it together
COVID-19 Hits Hospitality
How did we get here, and where are we going?
Financial Support Available to Small Business
Broken down State-by-State
Coronavirus Around the World
How COVID-19 is affecting the global restaurant industry
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
COVID-19 business grants
City of Melbourne's economic support package
An Industry's Response to COVID-19
In unprecedented times, we come together more than ever.
Meet the Worksmithers: Mama Goodness!
Jess Prescott and Vaughne Geary. Founders, Mama Goodness.
MCF Chat: Monica Brown, Lotus International
MCF Chat: Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open
MCF Chat: Janes Lopes, Attica Wine Director
CAPI X WORKSMITH SCHOLARSHIP
Championing women in bars
MCF Chat: Martin Hudak, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
MCF Splash! Tasting Day
15 Brands, 500+ attendees, and a LOT of punch
MCF Chat: Cantina OK!
We have a quick chat to Jeremy from Cantina OK!
MCF Symposium 2020
The world of bars, beverages and beyond has never looked brighter.
Maidenii Takes Over Drinkwell!
Maidenii brings the Spritz to Fitzroy
Worksmith Industry Feedback
Hearing from the industry, for the industry.
Our Industry and our population has come together.
Worksmith's 2020 Watch List
This is what we're excited about in 2020.
Meet the Worksmither: Tim Varney
Coffee Encyclopaedia, Schmoozer, and newly appointed Project Director at Worksmith
Meet the Worksmithers: Matt Follent, Sweet&Chilli
Meet Matti Follent, Melbourne Account Manager for Boutique Drinks Agency Sweet&Chilli
Worksmith Real Talks: Hospitality and the Media
Meet the Worksmithers: Monica and Nathaniel, Owners, Wing Station
The Worksmith Wind Beneath their Wings
Meet the Worksmithers: Jack Hawkins, Director, Jack Hawkins Creative
Say Hello to Jack Hawkins, Director of Jack Hawkins Creative
Meet the Worksmithers: Hannah Colman
Co-Founder and GM at Scarf
Meet The Worksmithers: Sharon Flynn, Founder & CEO, The Fermentary
Say hello to Sharon Flynn, Founder and CEO of The Fermentary
Meet The Worksmithers: Teresa Aylott, Founder, Stroh
In 2018, Teresa launched Stroh, a sustainable alternative to plastic and paper straws
Meet the Worksmithers: Adam Holliday and Blair Rutherford, Garage Project
National and state relationship managers for Garage Project
Meet The Worksmithers: Michael Bascetta
Co-Founder & CEO of Worksmith, Bar Liberty, and Capitano
Dry July with Worksmith and Mercedes me
Not all wonderful flavours and experiences need to be associated with alcohol