About FareStart Catering

FareStart Catering makes any event not only memorable but meaningful. That’s because every dollar helps fund job training and support for disadvantaged people in our community. From appetizers and plated dinners to business meetings and holiday parties, our team can help you host an event that makes a serious impact.

Catering with a Cause
As one of FareStart’s businesses, revenue generated through FareStart Catering goes directly to support the FareStart job training and placement program, helping students transform their lives and build new futures. In addition to providing critical funds for our program, FareStart Catering also offers students the experience of preparing elegant, gourmet, and personalized cuisine for our customers.

FareStart has a number of different options for fulfilling your catering needs.  Pick from one of our two exclusive venues – the FareStart Restaurant at 700 Virginia in downtown Seattle or our new venue at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill.  FareStart can also provide full service catering at your location. And finally, many of our items are available for pick up or delivery.

NEW! Events at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill
FareStart’s newest catering venue at the historic art deco Pacific Tower has180 degrees views stretching from the Olympics through Puget Sound, Seattle, Lake Washington, Bellevue and finally to the Cascades.  This stunning backdrop will transform your meeting, reception, wedding or party into an elegant event!   Never available to the public before, this venue can accommodate up to 250 guests for a reception and 120 for a sit down dinner. View room details and specifications here.

Events at the FareStart Restaurant

The spacious FareStart Restaurant dining room is ideal for special occasions, and our private dining room is perfect for meetings and business functions, as well as intimate dinner parties. 

The entire facility can accommodate up to 300 guests for a reception, and the private dining room can accommodate up to 60 guests. Our catering menus are made with superior ingredients and attention to detail. Dining and beverage service is flexible with multi-course meals, buffets, passed hors d'oeuvres receptions, and bartending services available.

View room details and specifications here.

Off-Premise Catering
FareStart Catering offers full service catering at other wonderful venues throughout Seattle. Our Catering Coordinator will visit your venue and provide you with a specific estimate as well as assist you with menu recommendations and logistics. Costs for off-premise catering include food and beverage items, an off-premise service fee, labor, and rental items. Plated meals are not available foroff-premise catering.


Delivery or Pick-Up
Items from our catering menu are available for pick-up or delivery. Hot buffets and plated meals are not available for delivery or pick-up. We recommend you place your delivery or pick-up order 7 business days prior to your event. Delivery fees and minimums apply.

For more information
about how FareStart Catering can be part of your next event, please complete our inquiry form. You will be contacted within 1-2 business days to discuss your event. Or, contact our catering team directly at (206) 267-7606 or catering@farestart.org. We look forward to working with you!