News

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

22.6.21

Meet the Worksmith Members - Zilla & Brook

Fiona Brook leads a team of PR and Comms mavericks including Leigh-Anne Ramirez and Deveta Patel to share the stories of some of Australia's most exciting brands, businesses, and people.

15.6.21

Ethiopian coffee at its best.

New Stella coffee arrivals - Adado and Chelchele from Yirgacheffe

15.6.21

Be (Di)still(ed), My Beating Heart

The dreaded excise tax of craft producers around the country is finally cutting the industry some slack.

9.6.21

Meet the Worksmith Members: Tarts Anon

The original power couple of the underground tart movement (yes, it's a thing). Gareth and Cat pump out hand-made tarts every Sunday to a slew of eager fans.

6.6.21

Hot Industry Jobs

Seriously. Now is the time.

17.5.21

How Square’s innovation has cleared a path for Zig Zag & Byrdi

We unpack the last 2 months delving deeper into Byrdi & Zig Zag Winery's businesses - plus, win your own Square Register.

11.5.21

The Latest Hospo Check-Ins

Hilary McNevin of Turnip Media has spent the last couple of weeks checking in on our neighbours.

4.5.21

Melbourne Cocktail Festival Event Report

Last year was wedged between bushfires and the beginning of a pandemic. This year, plans were off-again, on-again up until we pulled the trigger...

2.5.21

Meet the Members: Right Angle Studio

Creatives at the top of their game, the team at Right Angle Studios has a unique formula for success. We caught up with Worksmith Member Chris Barton, Creative Director at RAS and had a chat about industry challenges, dream clients, and what's next.

29.4.21

Brilliant Rising Festival Hospo Opportunities

Creative, industry-leading hospitality activations by some of Melbourne's finest.

27.4.21

Hospo's Hottest Jobs - April '21

So hot we're basically touching the sun.

14.4.21

Meet our Members: Sarah Leung, Alg Seaweed

With a background in nutrition and dietetics, it was inevitable that Worksmith membr Sarah Leung created a company based around the nutritional benefits of seaweed.

25.3.21

Event: Innovation in Hospitality: What can we learn from the tech industry?

Presented by Square & Worksmith

25.3.21

Women in Wine

In an overdue first, we asked Ella Stening to talk about how the group Women in Wine came about.

25.3.21

Industry Jobs - End of March, 2021

The Jobs we'd leave our own for (if we could).

25.3.21

Vodka is back.

You can quote us on that.

25.3.21

Melbourne's Best Hot Cross Buns

The People (of Worksmith) have tasted, judged, and spoken.

24.3.21

Contactless is here to stay

HungryHungry bring you the new way to Hospo.

23.3.21

RECIPE: Blue Daydream

Nick Tesar's take on a Royal Hawaiian

3.3.21

Q&A with Square's GM, hardware; Thomas Templeton.

Design is crucial to the hospitality experience, and Thomas Templeton knows design.

2.3.21

Melbourne Cocktail Festival returns!

12 - 18th April, 2021

2.3.21

Darren Leaney, The Original Gentleman and an Extraordinary Bartender

A true diamond of our industry who will always peak our interest!

1.3.21

Meet our Members: Sascha Rust, Two Hands

From Chef to champion of traceability and sustainability, Worksmith member Sascha Rust is on a mission to find solutions to some of the food industry's greatest challenges.

27.2.21

Eight Key Design Elements to Consider for Your Hospitality Venue

Do you really need to jump on that terrazzo bandwagon?

23.2.21

The story of innovating what you already know

In partnership with Square, we explored the stories of two Victorian businesses who have carved out new paths together, for themselves, and for the industry.

23.2.21

Industry Jobs - End of Feb, 2021

The Jobs we'd leave our own for (if we could).

15.2.21

12 Questions for your F&B Business

Take it back to basics, and set yourself up for success.

10.2.21

Industry Jobs - Feb 10, 2021

The Jobs we'd leave our own for (if we could).

2.2.21

Peak Interest feat. Byrdi's JUNGLE BYRD

There's a lot out there to pique interest in food and bev, but what peaks our interest? This does.

27.1.21

Industry Jobs - January 2021

The Jobs we'd leave our own for (if we could). Perhaps the greatest collection

26.1.21

The cult tarts Melbourne food lovers can't get enough of... are baked in the Worksmith Kitchen

Read up on Worksmith Kitchen Members 'Tarts Anon' in this feature story found in January's Good Food

13.1.21

New single-producer, family-owned coffee from Stella

La Esperanza and La Casita from Colombia

13.1.21

Byron for Melbourne Raises $10K for Hospitality Workers.

When it comes to community support, the state borders are wide open.

25.12.20

2021, Bring it on.

11.12.20

Q&A with Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip

Non-alcoholic spirits, finding your brand identity, Which Aussies are doing it well, and the next big thing.

9.12.20

The Best Low, No, and Non-Alc Drinks Right Now

Our favourite brands and bars doing the non-alc thing, and doing it realllll well.

8.12.20

Top Jobs in Hospo 08.12.20

There has never been a better time to put your hat in the ring.

3.12.20

The rise of the falling ABV

This isn't a flash in the pan. Well-made, non-alc drinks are carving a deserved place on the bar.

3.12.20

The New (Heaps) Normal

A Canberra-based non-alc XPA is coming for the mainstream.

25.11.20

Campbell Burton opens pop-up wine store in Fitzroy

The plans run far deeper than a pop-up retail store, servicing Edinburgh Gardens park life crowd, for now though, a must visit.

25.11.20

Recipe: Northern Rivers Punch

Orange juice, nut milk and dark rum. What could go wrong? We've ripped the recipe out of Nick Tesar & Shaun Byrne's new book, Punch.

25.11.20

Dream Job Board 25/11

The jobs you want just keep on comin.

25.11.20

Are You on The List?

Why you should (and shouldn't) give a shit about the World's Best lists.

24.11.20

The 2020 Worksmith Gift Guide

The inside word on what's good to give

24.11.20

Casarecce, Pork and Fennel Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Chilli

Conty Hospitality is moving into the pop-up space after delivering during lockdown, in the meantime get on this recipe.

15.11.20

Dream Job Board

The latest jobs we might just leave our own jobs for...

11.11.20

Meet our Members: Audrey Allard, Holy Sugar

Pastry Chef, Business Owner, Worksmith Member, Legend. We recently caught up with Audrey Allard

6.11.20

Chilli Dominates Food Trends to Become 2020's MVP

Sprinkle that shit on everything.

2.11.20

So who the hell is using an office these days?

With twelve straight days of no new COVID-19 cases here in Melbourne, people are beginning to go to a semblance of normality - and are reconsidering the traditional office space.

2.11.20

Still Working from Home?

Here are 5 podcasts to fill the workplace-noise-shaped hole in your heart.

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.