Thursday, September 29, 2011


In Seattle, WA this innovative culinary job training and placement program called FareStart is transforming the culinary experience one student at a time. By providing FREE tuition for all its students FareStart not only trains at-risk and homeless people for the kitchen, but they also help place them in restaurants after graduation.
The guest chef nights and bustling lunch service caught my attention on a recent visit to Seattle. But, I’m not the only one. This past year, the James Beard Association awarded FareStart as its Humanitarian of the Year. Now, this innovative program may gain more nationwide exposure. Since President Obama just visited FareStart’s Washington, D.C. sister school and may replicate this job program in cities around the country. Watch the inspiring James Beard video here.

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