Job Training

Virtual Job Training

FareStart has introduced virtual training and adapted our curriculum to meet the current environment.

We help people with barriers to employment get the skills they need for a real career.

We assist you with support services, so you can find stability and make progress.

If you are ready to do the hard work, we will be by your side every step of the way. 

Which program is right for you?

If you have dealt with poverty, addiction, homelessness or a criminal record we can help. If you have tried before but nothing seemed to work, we offer a chance to turn your life around! FareStart programs are free of charge to our students and apprentices. See which of our four programs is right for you:


Adult Culinary Program

An 8-week program for adults who are working their way toward a new start in life.

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Foodservice Apprenticeship Program

Designed to help foodservice workers gain skills to advance their career.

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Youth & Young Adult Barista Program

An 8-week program to help you get the skills and customer service training you need to get a good job.

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Youth Culinary Program

An 8-week support and job-training program for students in Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy and Nova High School.

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Our grads get hired

More than 97% of FareStart adult graduates have good jobs within 90 days of finishing the program. 

Live outside the Puget Sound area?

If you need job training and support but don’t live near Seattle, our national member network, Catalyst Kitchens, has locations across North America.

The FareStart Experience

What is it like to be a FareStart student or graduate? These short videos will give you a good idea of what our programs are really like, and how they can help you turn your life around.

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