The Front Desk by Worksmith 3 August 2018

Welcome to the The Front Desk by Worksmith
A weekly wrap up of what is happening in food, drinks and beyond.

Collated by Michael Bascetta 
Worksmith, Bar Liberty, Capitano & Grow Assembly

Worksmith News: 6 Months In
A week before Worksmith opened, my partner and I were lucky enough to welcome a beautiful child into the world. Today, Maya Florence turns 
6 months old.

This also reminded me that next week, Worksmith will tick over 6 months since we swung open the doors. It has been one hell of a ride since then, which has seen our membership grow from zero to over forty members. 
These include employees and founders of brands such as Four Pillars, The Wine Gallery, Archie Rose, PosBoss & The Fermentary.

Along with our amazing members, we have now partnered with Capi Sparkling, William Angliss Institute & Gordon Legal who have all come on board as supporters of the space. These organisations will bring a huge amount of value to our members through collaborative events, industry feedback sessions and direct opportunities to work together.

A huge thanks to our product sponsors; La Marzocco, Unico Zelo, Somage, Square One, Proud Mary, Moon Dog, Stomping Ground & Sol Cups.

The growth of Worksmith has been tremendous and I could not have done it without my Co-Founder Roscoe Power, our Space Manager Rachel Dogherty and our Finance Manager Rob Weston. Along with the team on the front line, a huge thanks to our investors that believed in the concept since day one.

Worksmith may only be 6 months old, but just like my daughter, we are only just learning about where we fit into this world and all the potential that is out there for us to grow.

Stay tuned for what is to come, I promise you we are only just getting started!


Watch: Grow Assembly Sydney — Change with Monica Brown from Lotus International
Grow Assembly ventured into Sydney for its first event outside of Melbourne in early May, The theme of Change explored ideas from a team of hospitality legends from Neil Perry AM, Joanna Savill & Mitch Orr.

The director of international communications agency Lotus International, Monica Brown is renowned worldwide for her management work with some of the world’s biggest names in food including Heston Blumenthal, Tetsuya Wakuda, Rainer Becker, Alex Atala and Clare Smyth. Since launching the original company Lotus PR in 2000, the world of Lotus has grown from a one-woman start-up from a London kitchen to a fully- fledged communications agency at the forefront of the culinary industry, with offices in both the UK and Australia.


Podcast: Cooking the Books — From Inside the Food Industry 
Cooking the Books is a podcast from chef/co-owner Robbie Bell of City Larder in Heidelberg, Melbourne. It may be in its infancy, but you can already find the likes of Michael James (the co-owner of Tivoli Road Bakery), being interviewed about how he got his start as a baker and how factory farming is having an affect on our health.

Click below to listen in and subscribe.


Melbourne Job Wrap by Scout
This week’s job wrap from Scout includes jobs from Vinomofo, Vue de Monde & ST. ALi

Find out more about the positions here.