Customer Reviews


"I was beyond impressed with everything this place had to offer.  I am so in love with the concept and what this restaurant represents.  We will be coming back soon and hopefully volunteering here as well." Leah S, Seattle, WA

"On vacation in Seattle, and went to Farestart for the guest chef dinner.  The food was fabulous and so is the program!   Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield from SkyCity at the Space Needle was cooking with the students. Dinners are only on Thursday nite and be sure to make reservations as it is a full house.  Kudos to the Seattle community for supporting this amazing organization." C.T, Medera, CA

"I wouldn't rate this place 5 stars if the food wasn't good. Every dish that was served was on point, and it came out pretty quickly too.To top it off, the service was great. Overall, I loved it here. It's a good place for a date as well, since it's in between casual and up-scale. Plus for $30 for a 3-course meal, it's definitely worth it.". Helen T, Seattle, WA

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Open Table

"I've never been disappointed with Farestart. Their food is always fresh and delicious. Portion size is perfect and the menu has something everyone will enjoy. It's a great place to eat with a group of co-workers or friends. I find the quality and creativity far outweigh the prices."

"What a wonderful mission and great for us that the food + service is awesome."

"Our guests and us enjoyed greatly every one of the 4 dishes prepared under the direction of Chef Kaspar, in presentation and taste. We also liked to see the open kitchen with the students working nonstop and knowing that eventually most of them will be ready to start working professionally in the culinary arts."

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Excellent Cuisine. Amazing Impact.

Lasting Impact
90% of FareStart adult graduates are employed within 90 days of finishing our program.

Creating Value
Because people love our food, income from our restaurants, cafés and catering services cover 50% of our program costs.

Changing Lives
Through skillful and artful preparation of your food our students are creating a new future for themselves and their families.

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