FareStart

FareStart provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry.

FareStart has been helping people transform their lives through food for over 25 years - one person, one job and one community at a time.

We loved having Chef Varin Keokitvon of Heartwood Provisions back in the FareStart kitchen for #GuestChefNight last night. This former FareStart chef treated guests to a beautiful 3-course dinner.

Thank you to volunteers from Lane Powell PC & T-Mobile for serving guests and supporting FareStart students! #greatfoodbetterlives

Join RN74 at their Bastille Day Celebration benefiting FareStart! Festivities include French bites, wine, games and more. 50% of the proceeds from their raffle will support FareStart students & apprentices.

For more information check out their event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/853372561504570/

And if you aren’t already following them on Facebook maybe give them a "Like" and tell them FareStart sent you!

Catalyst Kitchens

ICYMI: FareStart graduate, Anthony, shared his reentry story on the inaugural episode of Catalyst Kitchens's podcast.

Catalyst Kitchens was launched by FareStart in 2010 to share our unique model of transforming the lives of people living in poverty across North America.

Coming back into society after being incarcerated in no small task. In our first episode of CK Radio we hear from Anthony, student at FareStart after 8 years in prison. Our member orgs provide support during the transition back into society and employment.http://bit.ly/2t9zrOn

Chef Varin Keokitvon of Heartwood Provisions develops menus as a collection of tastes, memories, travels, techniques, ingredients; as well as his Laotian heritage. We are thrilled to have this former FareStart chef back in our kitchen for Guest Chef Night.

Check out Thursday's menu and make your reservations! https://www.farestart.org/heartwood-provisions-6-28-18

#guestchefnight #greatfoodbetterlives

Merci beaucoup! Last night's Guest Chef Night raised over $5,000 for FareStart students and apprentices. Chef Dave Cooper of Le Pichet created a delicious French menu for guests and volunteers from Starbucks and Butler Seattle provided excellent service.

Check out our website for upcoming Guest Chef Nights and reserve your seat early. https://www.farestart.org/guest-chef-night

At FareStart we believe in inclusivity, diversity and celebrating all the people in our lives.

This Sunday, June 24, we will be “Serving Up Pride” at the Seattle Pride Parade. We are towards the back in the grand procession so don’t skip out early!

We are proud to be parade participants and hope to see you out there!

#SeattlePride #PrideBeyondBorders

Welcome Stories: FareStart

Aurora is a grandmother, a chef and a FareStart graduate. Her story was featured at The Welcome Conference​ – a national hospitality conference in New York City co-hosted by longtime FareStart supporter Brian Canlis of Canlis. Check out the video for your daily dose of inspiration!

Hospitality of Hope in partnership with San Pellegrino

We're sending heartfelt congratulations out to the 29 Youth Culinary Program participants who are graduating from high school this week! FareStart is honored to work with the Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy to provide culinary and customer service training to young people. Wishing all the graduates success. ❤️🎓

Find out why FareStart's Guest Chef Night has been called "Seattle's best food lover's event." This Thursday, Chef Dave Cooper of Seattle's quintessential French restaurant, Le Pichet, will prepare an exclusive three-course menu at the FareStart Restaurant. Who will you bring along? https://www.farestart.org/le-pichet-6-21-18

Our very own Head Chef, Paige Bloskey, worked with FareStart apprentices to create this month's Maslow's Meal. Head to Maslow's Seattle for lunch or dinner to try her pan-fried whole rainbow trout with brown butter miso served with shaved vegetable salad with tamari dressing. Chef Paige is a Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) Legacy Award Winner. #greatfoodbetterlives

Maslow's Seattle is hiring!

Since 1992, Guest Chef Night has raised more than $6 million to support job training, placement and support for FareStart students and apprentices. It would not be possible without the support of the Seattle restaurant community and our dedicated volunteers. Thank you to Chef Tori Mann of Lola, longtime supporter Tom Douglas Restaurants, Aegis Living and Cornerstone Advisors for making last night's dinner a rousing success. // #greatfoodbetterlives

We've made it easy to watch FIFA World Cup games. Just head to Community Table Seattle to grab lunch and catch all the action! #worldcup

Have you tried Bowls at Community Table Seattle? Create your own delicious combination for a healthy lunch that fuels FareStart's job-training programs. // #greatfoodbetterlives

Join us in a round of applause for Drew who graduated from FareStart’s Foodservice Apprenticeship Program today! 👏 #greatfoodbetterlives

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Lola 6-14-18 | FareStart

Chef Tori Mann of Lola - part of the Tom Douglas Restaurants family - brings her years of culinary experience to the FareStart Restaurant this Thursday. Make your reservation for Guest Chef Night and enjoy a great meal while supporting FareStart students. Her menu includes marinated beets, Kalamata olive braised lamb shoulder, spanakopita and walnut baklava. What dish are you most excited about?

farestart.org Tori Mann took over the Chef position at Lola (part of Tom Douglas Restaurants) only two years after working as Sous Chef under Chef Matt Fortner. Prior to that, she worked the line for two years at Dahlia Lounge. A Seattle native, Tori grew up in West Seattle and headed to culinary school right out...

Thanks to over 250 golfers who teed up plus volunteers and sponsors, over $220,000 was raised to help FareStart students and apprentices transform their lives and move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Special shout-out to our sponsors, including @[9465008123:274:Amazon.com], @[87581657012:274:Salesforce.org], @[153063591397681:274:Amazon Web Services] & @[22707976849:274:Intel], @[191103484271686:274:Archbright], @[844064375712197:274:Buck Wild], @[170572319093:274:Charlie's Produce], @[29803936348:274:Dick's Drive In Restaurant] , @[241760048297:274:Fidelity Investments], Dorsey & Whitney, @[41882769334:274:Sunrise Identity] & @[313163945066:274:U.S. Bank].

Thanks to over 250 golfers who teed up plus volunteers and sponsors, over $220,000 was raised to help FareStart students and apprentices transform their lives and move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Special shout-out to our sponsors, including Amazon.com, Salesforce.org, Amazon Web Services & Intel, Archbright, Buck Wild, Charlie's Produce, Dick's Drive In Restaurant , Fidelity Investments, Dorsey & Whitney, Sunrise Identity & U.S. Bank.

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FareStart & WorkSource Hiring Fair | FareStart

In 10 days, take the chance to rise to the next level of your food service career! FareStart and WorkSource are hosting a hiring fair, June 21. Sign up on our website for more information.

Participating employers include The Derschang Group,
Bon Appetit at Google, Cedarbrook Lodge, Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons, Ivars/Kidd Valley, MOD Pizza, Nordstrom Restaurants, PCC Community Markets, Sugar Mountain and Tom Douglas Restaurants.

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farestart.org Learn more about Seattle’s leading foodservice employers and FareStart’s new paid apprenticeship program. We’re hiring for all positions and skill levels. Bring your resumes and conduct a screening interview.

Catalyst Kitchens

Check out the first episode of the new podcast produced by our national program, Catalyst Kitchens.

This edition is focused on some of the specific challenges people face after leaving the criminal justice system through the eyes of a FareStart student, Anthony.

Dick's Drive In Restaurant

Dick's Drive In Restaurant out here delivering cheeseburgers! Thanks for supporting FareStart students and apprentices. ⛳😋🍔

We're here at the Annual @amazon Golf Tournament with Michelle McDaniel, Cheif Development Officer at Farestart.

This event benefits our Change for Charity Partner @farestart.

We are looking forward to a fun-filled day of golf at The Annual Amazon Golf Tournament Benefitting FareStart! Huge thank you to our neighbors, Amazon.com, for supporting FareStart students and apprentices. #greatfoodbetterlives

Last night's #GuestChefNight dinner from Portage Bay Cafe celebrated women in food. Each course was made by a female chef and ingredients were sourced from small local farms. Huge thanks to everyone who dined and support FareStart students and apprentices and a big shout-out to our volunteer servers from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and SAP Concur. #greatfoodbetterlives

Rise Cafe Seattle

Do you like FareStart? How about coffee? You're in luck! Check out Rise Cafe Seattle on Facebook for updates about both.

Rise is FareStart's newest coffee shop in the lobby of Amazon's Houdini North building in South Lake Union & open to the public.

Rise by FareStart elevates your coffee experience, offering carefully selected coffees, espresso, teas and other unique beverages. Grab a nitro cold brewed coffee or kombucha from our tap. We also offer pastires, sandwiches and salads.

FareStart's Food Recovery Team rolled up their sleeves when they visited Food Bank Farm to help plant some sweet corn. 🌽🌽🌽 Later this year we will harvest it (among other produce) to use in FareStart's Community Meals Program. We'll need volunteers to help harvest July - October! Email foodrecovery@farestart.org to learn more.

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FareStart

FareStart's weekly #GuestChefNight is on the must list for all Seattle foodies. Award-winning chefs work with students in FareStart's Adult Culinary Program to create a gourmet menu. Plus, three courses for $29.95 is the best deal in town! Check out our upcoming chefs and plan your visit. // #greatfoodbetterlives

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Looking for work in the foodservice industry with an organization that makes good food and does good?

FareStart is hiring: hosts, servers, bartenders, catering servers and dishwashers. Check out all of our job openings by clicking here: http://farestart.org/careers.

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Head to Maslow's Seattle today, and every Saturday in the summer, for all day happy hour! Enjoy excellent food and drink specials like $4 wine pours. All profits are reinvested in programs to recruit, train and support FareStart students & apprentices.

Last night, awesome volunteers from Catalyst Workplace Activation and CliftonLarsonAllen helped serve #GuestChefNight guests and support students in FareStart programs. Huge thank you to Chef Megan Coombes of Altstadt for preparing a delicious three-course dinner with students. Check out that dessert; carrot cake and spiced carrot ice cream. 🥕🥕🥕 #greatfoodbetterlives

We’re sending out a huge thank you to our longtime supporters and partners, Theo Chocolate! They recently taught several of our Adult Culinary Program graduates the art of making chocolate ganache as part of our continuing education work.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are currently looking for volunteers (18 or older) to help out at Amazon’s Golf Tournament benefiting FareStart on Friday, June 8 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. You might find yourself driving a golf cart, witnessing a hole-in-one or handing out delicious FareStart box lunches! Interested? Email volunteer@farestart.org or call 206.267.6219.

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This Thursday's Guest Chef Night menü features modern German cuisine. Chef Megan Combes, the executive chef at Altstadt, has worked at Michelin-starred German/Austrian restaurants in NYC and lived in Germany. Make your reservations today. Guten Appetit!
https://www.farestart.org/altstadt-5-31-18

We wanted to take a moment this Memorial Day to recognize FareStart's Community Meals staff and volunteers who are spending their holiday distributing made-from-scratch meals to shelters, healthcare centers and schools in the greater Seattle area. Thank you for helping FareStart provide meals 365 days a year! #greatfoodbetterlives

Chef Shota Nakajima of Adana Restaurant worked with students in FareStart's Adult Culinary Program to serve a menu inspired by dishes his mother made for him growing up, like this miso-braised chicken. Thank you to everyone who joined us for #GuestChefNight and to volunteers from the Boeing Company for supporting FareStart students and apprentices! // #greatfoodbetterlives

Register now for the 26th Annual Great Food, Better Lives Gala Auction on Oct. 14. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we come together to transform homelessness, poverty and hunger into human potential. Early bird tickets available through May 31. Starting June 1, ticket prices increase for the first time in six years.
https://farestart.ejoinme.org/2018earlybird

Celebrate your grads & dads while helping others achieve their dreams! 🎓👔#FareStartCatering offers a variety of party platters made from locally sourced ingredients that can be dropped off at your location. For more information, call 206.267.7606 or visit FareStart.org/catering.

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Take 5: Seattle chef Shota Nakajima beats Bobby Flay on Food Network

This week's guest chef recently brought his skills to the hit TV show, Beat Bobby Flay. Chef Shota Nakajima of Adana Restaurant did, in fact, beat Bobby Flay! This comes as no surprise as this up and coming Seattle chef has received plenty of positive recognition for his Japanese comfort food. Head to https://www.farestart.org/adana-5-24-18 to check out his Guest Chef Night menu and make reservations for this Thursday.
#greatfoodbetterlives // #guestchefnight

king5.com Adana's chef Shota Nakajima won the challenge on the Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay' with tempura dishes.

FareStart program participants get practical work experience in our restaurants, cafés, catering and programs that provide meals to social services, shelters and schools. Last year, 317 individuals found employment through FareStart programs. #greatfoodbetterlives

Last night, Chef John Howie of Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar created a seafood lover's dinner for guests at our nearly sold out Guest Chef Night! Thank you to everyone who dined and supported FareStart students and apprentices, and a special shout-out to our volunteer servers from Griffis Residential and BGIS. #greatfoodbetterlives

Be sure to get to Maslow's Seattle by June 2 to try Chef Thierry Rautureau's perfect French Maslow's Meal. // #greatfoodbetterlives

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Seastar-5-17-18 | FareStart

Chef John Howie's popular Bellevue restaurant, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, is well known for its sustainable (and delicious) meat and seafood. We are looking forward to his Mahi Mahi entree this Thursday at Guest Chef Night. Space is limited. Call 206.267.7601 to make a reservation. // #greatfoodbetterlives

farestart.org Chef John Howie is chef and owner of some of the Seattle area's most prominent restaurants that feature local sustainable meat and seafood, including Seastar. Howie was nominated Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation in 2013 and has been invited to be a guest chef at the James Beard...

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