Helping Transform Lives

  • Book Your Event at Maslow's

    Our award-winning restaurant space in South Lake Union is available for full or partial buyouts and large party dining any day of the week.

  • Guest Chef Night

    Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
    FareStart Restaurant

  • Make your gift go further with an employer match

    Check with your employer's HR department to see if they offer a matching program. Thank you to Amazon, which is matching employee donations to FareStart through September 30!

  • Great Food, Better Lives

    FareStart's Adult Culinary program provides kitchen and life skills to put people on a path to success.

  • Youth & Young Adult Barista Program

    In partnership with YouthCare, this program gives young people experiencing homelessness the job training, tools and support they need to make a positive change in their lives.

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.

Featured

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.

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