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August 6, 2018

Apprentices learn real-world skills to enhance their foodservice careers

In June 2017, FareStart launched a first of its kind Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. The program gives

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August 1, 2018

Randall is a positive guy. He sums up his philosophy with three words: cool, calm and collected.

“I believe in a positive attitude,” Randall said. “Getting mad will never

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August 1, 2018

FareStart opened doors for me when I feared no one would give me a chance.

I decided to apply for the Adult Culinary Program while in prison and enrolled just a

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July 3, 2018

Amazon has been holding an annual golf tournament for 17 years. This year they chose FareStart to be their nonprofit beneficiary and we were able to raise over $220,000 to support our mission!

The tournament had more than 250 participants and everyone enjoyed the day of golfing at Newcastle even with the June rain.

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July 3, 2018

Catalyst Kitchens, the national program of FareStart, helps nonprofit organizations expand or grow their foodservice businesses and job training programs. Catalyst Kitchens uses the FareStart model and scales it up to a national level. 

We caught up with Emily Olsen-Harbich, Catalyst Kitchen’s Member Engagement Manager, to chat

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July 3, 2018

The 2018 All Home Point in Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness was released. The report is a snapshot of one night in January and goes into details about the differing ways people experience homelessness in King County. The report showed a growth of around 4% of people experiencing homelessness with the biggest jump

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June 29, 2018

The one year anniversary of the Foodservice Apprenticeship Program is approaching. 

The apprenticeships, which can last up to six months, are designed to equip low-income foodservice workers with the technical and professional skills needed to advance their careers from entry-level positions to middle-wage jobs that achieve

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March 5, 2018

Chef Michael Mason shapes the menus at Community Table based on his experience growing up in a multi-cultural neighborhood. It was there that Chef Mason learned about food's impact and how different cultures use grains, proteins, vegetables and sauces to build community. Today, he incorporates that understanding into the mix of global

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January 8, 2018

This blog post was originally written by Tiffany G. of Catalyst Kitchens for their blog. FareStart launched Catalyst Kitchens in 2010 to share its unique model of transforming the lives of people living in poverty with nonprofit organizations across North America.

I used to spend a lot of time on the phone with prisoners. “Tell

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November 7, 2017

Over the years, FareStart has built enduring partnerships with local agencies that offer much-needed support services and supplies to assist students as they change their lives. From housing to healthcare, counseling to clothing, FareStart provides the essentials, so that Adult Culinary Program students can focus on learning skills to

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