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.

Megan Karch – Giving the Gift of Community & Hope - Arise Business Solutions


"I feel extremely fortunate because I see people at their best, EVERY DAY." Check out this lovely write-up of FareStart CEO, Megan Karch, on ARISE Business Solutions' blog.

arisebusinesssolutions.com Megan Karch - FareStart Chief Executive DirectorMegan Karch is a doer. Even over the phone, she exudes a practical energy that conveys her optimistic nature and positive attitude. Not one to sit back and await life, Megan joined FareStart 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back. She’s helped expand its…

Shaker + Spear - 1-19-17 | FareStart


Drawing upon her incredible career, this week's Guest Chef, Carolynn Spence of Shaker + Spear, puts a distinct polish on casual comfort food and oceanic fare. Make reservations today.

farestart.org Chef Carolynn Spence has opened and worked for some of the country's best restaurants, including the Michelin Star-rated Spotted Pig and the storied Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Now, executive chef at Shaker + Spear Belltown, she has drawn on her 25-years of experience to put a distinct polish on c...

We ❤ volunteers! To honor Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of service, volunteers from Starbucks, zulily and F5 Networks spent their holiday at FareStart preparing shelter meals, creating student personal kits, cleaning the restaurant and more. Shout out to United Way of King County for providing items for the student kits. Thank you!

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We missed Chef John Howie of Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar last night (he was recovering from surgery), but his Executive Chef Joe Haynes and his team ensured everyone enjoyed a fabulous meal served by volunteers from Conover Insurance and the Saitta family. FareStart Executive Chef Wayne Johnson, shown right, welcomed them to our kitchen.

#ThrowbackThursday Did you know the Community Table in the center of the FareStart Restaurant is a reclaimed beam from the renovation of our 700 Virginia building? It symbolizes our sense of community, permanence, and a second chance - all things we strive to provide our students. #25YearsofTransformation.

Craving a caffeinated treat? Stick to your New Year's resolutions with a Skinny Vanilla Latte from FareStart's Café @ 2100.

Calling all seafood lovers! This week's Guest Chef is John Howie of Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar. We can't wait to try his mouthwatering menu, including this Hamachi Crudo. Make reservations on our website. http://www.farestart.org/seastar-1-12-17

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