Food is the tool we use to transform the lives of our students, and food is the tool we use to bring the community together to celebrate our impact.


Guest Chef Night

Every Thursday night, FareStart hosts a unique opportunity to experience dinner created for one night only by a renowned local chef to celebrate the success of our students at Guest Chef Night. Each week a different Guest Chef works with students to prepare a gourmet three-course meal at the FareStart Restaurant in downtown Seattle. Through this incredible partnership, we have raised over $5 million in revenue which has gone directly back into our program to support our student job training and placement services.

Flourish: A Chefs' Dinner to Transform Lives

Join us for a spectacular evening with internationally recognized French chef Jacques Pépin celebrating the launch of a new partnership between FareStart and the Jacque Pépin Foundation! Flourish: A Chefs' Dinner to Transform Lives will feature a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by local and national award-winning chefs. Funds raised will accelerate efforts of FareStart and the Jacques Pépin Foundation to create pathways to success and build stronger communities through culinary training.

Great Food, Better Lives Gala Auction

FareStart's annual Great Food, Better Lives Gala Auction to raise funds in support of FareStart’s job training programs. It is a festive evening including a silent auction reception, a wine auction, an elegant multi-course gourmet dinner, a live auction and entertainment all taking place with the backdrop of Seattle’s sparkling skyline. 

Events Benefiting FareStart

Each year FareStart teams up with community partners for a select number of benefit events to raise dollars for our job training program and help us grow community awareness of and engagement with FareStart mission. If you are interested in making FareStart the beneficiary of an event, please complete and send our Benefit Application Form to FareStart:

Attn: Special Events Manager
700 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Fax: (206) 267-7620