Do More Than Dine 2019

Event Photography

Not-for-profit social enterprise SCARF exists to train and mentor young people from a refugee or migrant background who face barriers to employment to find fulfilling work in the hospitality industry. The SCARF team put on an annual ‘Do More Than Dine¬†event’ to raise much-needed funds to fuel their yearly programs for young people to receive training, mentoring and paid work experience.

Hosted by Matt Preston in the Arc One Gallery of Cumulus Inc and supported by a number of well-loved Australian brands and businesses, it was a pleasure to photograph the Do More Than Dine event for 2019 where SCARF raised $65k through the generosity of attendees and a money-can’t-buy auction.

SCARF host a number of dinners throughout the year where trainees get to experience serving real customers and your support goes directly back into the program. Hearing some of the graduates’ courageous stories and how SCARF has helped to transform their life in Australia is incredibly powerful, sobering, and makes for meaningful work.

Learn more about SCARF and their mission at

June 2019

Scarf graduate, Ngot, and Cumulus Inc staff member prepare for dinner service
Scarf dinner setting
Scarf dinner setting in Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Diners arrive at Arc One Gallery
Pre dinner drinks are prepared and served by Scarf graduates
Diners look through the printed catalogue for auction prizes
Diners enjoying fundraising event for Scarf Community
Diner enjoys main course
Leanne Clancey interview Scarf graduate
Fundraising auction for Scarf Community at Arc One Gallery and Cumulus Inc, Melbourne
Diner enjoys commentary from host Matt Preston
Arc One Gallery entrance
Leanne Clancey interviews Scarf graduate
Matt Preston interviews Scarf graduate
Matt Preston and Scarf graduate pose for a photo
Money Can't Buy auction energises the room of diners making bets
Scarf Community graduates pose for a photo with Matt Preston
Scarf graduates serve diners at Do More Than Dine fundraising event
Curly Flat wines served