Guest Chef Night

Due to an abundance of caution surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from King County to avoid large gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily cancel Guest Chef Night.

Enjoy a three-course gourmet meal prepared by a different guest chef each Thursday, assisted by our students. 

Called "Seattle's best food lover's event," Guest Chef Night is one of the city's best values -- for our diners and our students. 

Since 1992, it has raised more than $6 million to support job training, placement and support for adults who are turning their lives around.

Upcoming Guest Chefs

December 3, 2020
December 10, 2020
December 17, 2020
December 24, 2020


Make your reservation online for parties of two to seven people. To check last-minute availability, please call 206.267.7601. To reserve a large party, please contact us at 206.267.7601 or

What's for Dinner

Three-course Guest Chef Night meals are $34.95. The price does not include tax, beverage or gratuity. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. If you would like a vegetarian option, please let us know when you make your reservation. 

“Your chefs, students, all the volunteers, and all the staff there are awesome. We all left feeling great about the guest experience and our experience, being able to help and being part of such a great cause. The graduation almost had me in tears, such a wonderful thing that you all do. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it.” – Bill Ranniger, Duke’s Chowder House executive chef


FareStart Restaurant
700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Free parking available in nearby Amazon garages.
directions and parking

Hours and Attire

Seatings every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8 p.m. except at 7 and 7:15 p.m. That's when we introduce and celebrate the students graduating that week from FareStart's 16-week culinary training. The atmosphere of Guest Chef Night is festive and casual. 


We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, personal check, cash and FareStart Gift Cards. For parties of 8 or more, we will hold your reservation with a credit card. We ask that you use one form of payment.

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