Helping Transform Lives

  • FareStart 2017 Annual Report

    2017 was a transformative year for FareStart. 

  • Guest Chef Night

    Thursdays | 5:30 - 8:00
    FareStart Restaurant | 700 Virginia St

  • Community Table by FareStart

    Community Table is a fast casual lunch spot in the heart of South Lake Union offering bowls, salads and more. It is home to FareStart's Foodservice Apprenticeship Program, which helps foodservice workers rise to the next level in their careers.

  • Rise to the Next Level in Your Career

    Our paid Foodservice Apprenticeship Program can set your career on course. Take your experience, passion and dedication to the next level.

A real solution to homelessness, poverty and hunger.

Competent, capable people eager to overcome the issues that have made it hard for them to get a job.

Provided with the tools, training, and support services they need for lasting employment in food service and the culinary arts.

Fueling world-class restaurants, cafes, catering and contract meal services that are enjoyed (and highly rated) by the entire community. 

FareStart is a real solution to some of our society's most pressing challenges—homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger. Our model works because we are both an effective social service provider and a thriving social enterprise. We help people transform their lives, create value for our community, and offer a way for everyone to play a role doing something that matters.


Job Training

Struggling to find stable employment, because you are in poverty, in recovery or formerly incarcerated? We can help you.

Restaurants & Cafés

Visit our growing number of top rated restaurants and cafés and experience the power of our approach for yourself.

FareStart Catering

Our exquisite cuisine will make your event memorable; at one of our beautiful venues or your location.

Catalyst Kitchens

We are leading a movement to help organizations that are fighting joblessness, poverty and hunger globally.

Feeding the Community

Providing nutritious meals 365 days a year to our most vulnerable citizens in daycare centers, schools, shelters and healthcare facilities.

Get Involved

Our success depends on the whole community. Whether you are a company, foundation, community group or individual, there’s a role for you.


Every Thursday we offer a three course gourmet meal prepared by one of our region’s finest chefs, assisted by our students, for just $29.95 per person.