It's time for a refresh

March 1, 2019

The FareStart Restaurant isn’t just a place to experience excellent meals, Guest Chef Nights or catered events, it is the heart of our Adult Culinary Program. Over the years, we have provided thousands of training opportunities for people moving away from poverty and towards self-sufficiency. 

This spring, we are taking a look at the FareStart Restaurant and freshening it up! 

We will be temporarily closing on April 2 to spruce up our interior and refresh our menu to ensure we can continue to provide training opportunities in the years to come and evolve with the rapidly changing restaurant scene. The FareStart Restaurant will open again in late April or early May better than ever. (Don’t worry about the iconic community table, it’s not going anywhere!) All of our job training, placement assistance and support services will continue to operate as normal during this refresh.

FareStart Catering and our other eateries, including Maslow’s, our full-service restaurant right down the street in South Lake Union, will be open throughout the entire process. Maslow’s will also take over hosting our Guest Chef Night on Thursday nights in April. If you haven’t been to Maslow’s, it has received accolades for both its interiors and the food and there is free parking in nearby Amazon buildings in the evenings. 

We can’t thank our supporters and diners enough for helping build the FareStart Restaurant into such a community for both this city and our students. Throughout this refresh process, Turner Construction and architecture and design firm NBBJ have been stalwart supporters by providing pro bono services and volunteer support to help refresh this space. Truly, these organizations understand the power of community.

Our mission at FareStart is supported through the community and the revenues our restaurants and cafes produce. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training opportunities to our students and apprentices and producing delicious food for our customers – no matter which venue you frequent. So, please join us at our other venues during April and try something new!

We can’t wait to have you back at the FareStart Restaurant. This updated space will continue to serve our mission and this community for many years to come!