FareStart provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry.

Much appreciation to The Butcher's Table for a delicious Guest Chef Night dinner. FareStart students had the opportunity to work alongside owner Kurt Dammeier and his chef team of Jennifer, Lura and LIndsey, a former FareStart student. Helping make the evening a success were volunteers from Sisterhood of TDHS and Socius Law Group. Kudos to all, including our diners.

FareStart's Giving Table Donation Form - FareStart


Introducing FareStart's Giving Table, our new giving program! Join the community of support that empowers people to transform their lives. Recurring gifts of any size provide a steady and reliable stream of funding for our training programs.

For a limited time, sign up with a $25 monthly gift and receive a complimentary copy of FareStart's beautiful "25 Years of Transformation" cookbook.

To sign up, just follow the link! If you would like more information, please call (206) 787-1527.

getinvolved.farestart.org Signing up as a Giving Table member is secure and convenient, and you can cancel or change your membership at any time by calling (206) 787-1527 or

The Butcher's Table 02-09-17 | FareStart


Eater Seattle​ called The Butcher's Table​ "Seattle's swankiest new steakhouse" when it opened last summer. This Thursday offers the rare opportunity to try their cuisine at FareStart's Guest Chef Night featuring Chef Kurt Beecher Dammeier. Have you made your reservations?

farestart.org Chef Kurt has always felt passionately about authentic, full-flavored foods, free of artificial additives and preservatives. He is the owner of

Snow day got you down? The FareStart Restaurant is serving tastes of summer with February's dessert special: Swedish cream made with house-preserved Bing cherries from Eastern Washington. 🍒 See all the February lunch specials on our website: http://www.farestart.org/farestart-restaurant

Guests got a taste of Mardi Gras' best home cooking with Chef Matt Lewis from Restaurant Roux at last night's Guest Chef Night. Adding to the festive spirit were volunteers from Theo Chocolate and Seattle Pacific University's leadership team. Thanks to all!

FareStart is a hot addition to the downtown restaurant landscape


#ThrowbackThursday. The FareStart Restaurant opened to rave reviews 10 years ago! Check out this The Seattle Times article from 2007.

seattletimes.com Wow. That's the word for the FareStart Restaurant, anchoring the nonprofit's gorgeous new digs at Seventh Avenue and Virginia Street in...

Fred Meyer


Support FareStart when you grocery shop! Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Every time you use your rewards card, Fred Meyer will donate to FareStart. Giving back is as easy as running errands.

fredmeyer.com It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card.

Restaurant Roux 02-02-17 | FareStart


This week, get ready for Mardi Gras with Chef Matt Lewis of Restaurant Roux. We are looking forward to his French-Creole inspired menu at Thursday's Guest Chef Night. Follow the link to make reservations.

farestart.org Chef Matt Lewis' New Orleans soul food truck, Where Ya At Matt, landed in the top 10 on The Daily Meal's101 Best Food Trucks in America. His brick & mortar space, Restaurant Roux, is an expansion of his French-Creole inspired cuisine. Chef Matt has worked at Canlis and Toulouse Petit.

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