The Front Desk by Worksmith 13 July 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

From left: Hysted-Adams, Libecan, Stirling & Noreiks

Industry News: Fancy Free 
If you haven’t had the pleasure of being served by any of the four legends who make up Fancy Free, I feel a little sorry for you.

Chris Hysted-Adams (Black Pearl), Rob Libecan (Mr Lyan), Matt Stirling (Black Pearl) & Ryan Noreiks (The Lark) all come from bars that the industry loves and secretly wish they created.

They come together for an all star team that will inevitably create a best in class bar for not only Melbourne, but the world over. Whilst they search for a site, they have a schedule that would rival John Farnham’s ‘Last Time’ tour.

Click here for a list of their tour dates and here to follow them on Instagram.

Event: 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.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, July 30, 2018 
Where: Worksmith, 450 Smith Street, Collingwood
Price: $60 pp includes a light meal and drinks (free for Worksmith memebrs)
Book your tickets here.

Watch: Grow Assembly Sydney — Change with Luke Ashton, Paige Aubort, Harriet Leigh & Evelyn Liong

Grow Assembly ventured into Sydney for its first event outside of Melbourne. The theme of Change explored ideas from a team of hospitality legends from Neil Perry AM, Joanna Savill & Mitch Orr.

We will be featuring all of the talks each week here on The Front Desk.

Here Luke Ashton (This Must Be The Place) leads a panel discussion around the change in occurring in the bar industry with Paige Aubort (Colemans Academy), Harriet Leigh (Archie Rose) & Evelyn Liong (Lee Ho Fook).

Listen: Restaurant Unstoppable by Eric Cacciatore
Last week I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Eric for his 500th Restaurant Unstoppable podcast! We talk about the key parts of my hospitality journey and what I am up to now.

Hit the link below to listen in!

Melbourne Job Wrap by Scout
This week’s job wrap from Scout includes jobs from Lune, Stellina & France-Soir.

Find out more the positions here.