Guest Chef Night

A weekly highlight for the FareStart community is Thursday Guest Chef Night, held at the FareStart Restaurant at 7th & Virginia. For FareStart students, it is a unique opportunity to work with Seattle's premier chefs. For FareStart supporters, it's a great opportunity to enjoy an excellent meal, introduce new supporters to the organization, or volunteer.  Since 1994, Guest Chef Night has raised more than $4.5 million, revenue which has gone directly back into our program to support our student job training and placement services.

Every Thursday night, a different Guest Chef works with the students to prepare a three-course meal for over 200 guests served at the FareStart Restaurant. Guest Chef Night has been called "Seattle's best food lover’s event," and for just $29.95 it's one of the city’s best values as well. Hard-working community volunteers serve the guests who enjoy great food in support of FareStart and our students. All of the proceeds and gratuities from Guest Chef Night go back into the program and fund student services and training. 

Guest Chef Night is open to the public and reservations are strongly suggested. For last minute requests, please call (206) 267-7601 to check for availability.

Additional Information:

  • Guest Chef Night is held at the FareStart Restaurant at 7th & Virginia. Click here for driving directions and parking information.
  • Three-course Guest Chef Night meals are $29.95. The price does not include tax, beverage, or gratuity. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
  • We are happy to accommodate large parties. Please speak directly with our Reservationist to make arrangements: (206) 267-7601 or
  • Parties of 8 or more will be asked to hold their reservation with a credit card. We ask that you use one form of payment and an automatic 18% gratuity will apply. 
  • The atmosphere of Guest Chef Night is festive, but not formal. "Business casual" attire is appropriate. 
  • Vegetarian options are always available. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you would prefer the vegetarian option. 
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, personal check, cash, and FareStart Gift Cards are accepted. 

Thank you to the following Guest Chef Night sponsors and in-kind donors: 




To inquire about becoming a Guest Chef Night sponsor or in-kind donor email us at