Helping Transform Lives

  • FareStart Virtual Gala

    Please join us!

    Now, more than ever, we need your support to provide real solutions to poverty and hunger. Our biggest fundraising event of the year includes an online silent auction (opens Oct. 12) and a free-to-attend live broadcast on Oct. 15 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Catalyst Kitchens 2020 National Summit

    September 9-18, 2020, free to all

    Join members of FareStart's national network at the Catalyst Kitchens Virtual Summit to share stories, innovative strategies and unite as a community under a shared mission.

  • Responding to COVID-19

    FareStart and its Catalyst Kitchens member network are on the frontlines providing hunger relief in the Seattle area and across North America.

FareStart transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training.

Competent, capable people eager to transition from surviving to thriving.

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

Fueling sustainable social enterprise businesses that benefit the entire community.



Feeding the Community

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

Catalyst Kitchens

We're leading a movement to help organizations fighting joblessness, poverty and hunger across North America.

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.

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 $34.95 per person.