Program Partners

Our partners help us provide all the support services that are critical to the success of our students and apprentices, including housing, legal and mental health support. They are truly vital to our work, and we offer our heartfelt thanks to these organizations for the role they play in our students’ lives.


Adult Culinary Program

This is our longest running program, and it was built with the help of some of our longest and most important partner relationships:

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

Compass Housing

Jubilee Women’s Center

Recovery Café

Salvation Army

Sound Mental Health

Thanks to Organizations that Supply Program Development & Support

Foodservice Apprenticeship Program

As apprentices take defining steps in their careers to rise up out of poverty and toward a living wage, we are proud to partner with:

Washington Hospitality Association

The Prosperity Agenda


JP Morgan Chase

Youth & Young Adult Barista Program

Our Youth Barista Program was built in collaboration with YouthCare to address the complex and unique needs of homeless youth in our community.  In addition to YouthCare, we are truly grateful to these organizations for their tremendous support:


Caffe Vita

Youth Culinary and Customer Service Training Program

The Youth Culinary Program is a collaboration with Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy and Nova High School. It is specifically designed to support Interagency Academy and Nova High School students in achieving their academic and career goals. We are proud to partner with:

PCC Community Markets

MOD Pizza

Our graduates get hired

More than 97% of FareStart adult graduates are employed within 90 days of finishing the program.

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.

FareStart: A Chain Reaction

Conversations with Loved Ones