Oakridge Wines sponsors the HEAT Program

The HEAT (Hospitality Employment And Training) program, developed by the St Kilda Youth Services Learning Centre in South Melbourne, provides opportunities to less fortunate Melbourne youths and provides them with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to improve not only their own lives but those around them. The program operates as a learning centre and provides students with the opportunity to gain qualifications within the hospitality industry.

Oakridge welcomed a group of 13 students from the HEAT program for lunch on July 29. The students were treated to tour of the winery, followed by a two course meal and wine tasting. The students brought with them their current edition of the cook book produced by members of the HEAT program, The way forward is good food. Also worthy of a mention is our very own Cellardoor team member Stephen Powell, who has been recognised for help with recipe development and proofreading of the cook book. The HEAT cook book is now available for purchase in the Oakridge Cellardoor.

“This book is a testament to the program’s success. It also highlights the positive momentum that the HEAT program continues to generate as it grows and supports more and more young people in their hospitality training’.

– Emma Crichton, SKYS


Click to buy the book

Follow us

+61 3 9738 9900
864 Maroondah Highway
Victoria 3770 Australia