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Catering by FareStart

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

700 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101 US (map)

PHONE

206-267-7606

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ABOUT US

FareStart can help you create something completely unique: an event that will be truly memorable in your life, and truly meaningful in the lives of others. FareStart delivers delicious... Read more
FareStart can help you create something completely unique: an event that will be truly memorable in your life, and truly meaningful in the lives of others. FareStart delivers delicious food and outstanding service in both of our inspiring venues.

FareStart has a spectacular new venue at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill! The Panoramic Room offers walls of windows and a 180-degree view stretching from the Olympics to the Cascades. The venue is classic, refined, art deco in style and exclusive—it’s never been available to the public before.

The FareStart Restaurant provides urban décor with exposed beams and walls of windows that perfectly reflect our prime downtown location. Our dark tables and warm hues provide an elegant atmosphere with wide open spaces, delicious cuisine, and friendly and attentive service. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Tanya
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Farestart is a phenomenal organization, and the catering services did not disappoint. From the initial estimates, to the menu planning, to site visits, and the final day-of execution, the Farestart catering team truly went above and beyond to make our wedding memorable. My husband and I chose Farestart primarily for their mission, as we both strongly believe in and wanted to support the work they do by building work skills for sustainable jobs and better lives. It was simply a huge bonus that their food is SO good! My husband is a vegan, and it's frankly hard to find mainstream catering companies that provide quality, tasty vegan options (not just looking for veggie food skewers, but good vegan food options!) along with hearty meat portions for all of our guests (and myself, the non-vegan in this relationship). Farestart went above and beyond to create a vegan friendly menu that would satisfy all of our guests, in addition to my hungry vegan husband. The result? Most of our meat-loving guests RAVED not only about the chicken and salmon entrees, but revered the vegetable napoleon as the best dish of the night! My mom went on to email the staff for the recipe!

In addition to the outstanding food, the Farestart team went above and beyond for personable, professional service. We so appreciate the flexibility it took to work with an off-site venue up in Snohomish with limited kitchen (as in very little to any) equipment. On your wedding day, the goal is for everything to go as smoothly as possible, which it did, largely in part to the capability and professionalism of the Farestart staff. From setting up our dessert table, bar, appetizers, and dinner service, to helping move chairs and clean-up the venue, everything was done smoothly behind the scenes and we are deeply grateful to Farestart for helping make our day so special!
Farestart is a phenomenal organization, and the catering services did not disappoint. From the initial estimates, to the Read more...
Farestart is a phenomenal organization, and the catering services did not disappoint. From the initial estimates, to the menu planning, to site visits, and the final day-of execution, the Farestart catering team truly went above and beyond to make our wedding memorable. My husband and I chose Farestart primarily for their mission, as we both strongly believe in and wanted to support the work they do by building work skills for sustainable jobs and better lives. It was simply a huge bonus that their food is SO good! My husband is a vegan, and it's frankly hard to find mainstream catering companies that provide quality, tasty vegan options (not just looking for veggie food skewers, but good vegan food options!) along with hearty meat portions for all of our guests (and myself, the non-vegan in this relationship). Farestart went above and beyond to create a vegan friendly menu that would satisfy all of our guests, in addition to my hungry vegan husband. The result? Most of our meat-loving guests RAVED not only about the chicken and salmon entrees, but revered the vegetable napoleon as the best dish of the night! My mom went on to email the staff for the recipe!

In addition to the outstanding food, the Farestart team went above and beyond for personable, professional service. We so appreciate the flexibility it took to work with an off-site venue up in Snohomish with limited kitchen (as in very little to any) equipment. On your wedding day, the goal is for everything to go as smoothly as possible, which it did, largely in part to the capability and professionalism of the Farestart staff. From setting up our dessert table, bar, appetizers, and dinner service, to helping move chairs and clean-up the venue, everything was done smoothly behind the scenes and we are deeply grateful to Farestart for helping make our day so special! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Deana
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for more professional service. Great food, great venue, great service, and a great cause!
AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for more professional service. Great food, great venue, great service, and a great cause!
AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for more professional service. Great food, great venue, great service, and a great cause! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue is cosy while still have an open-feeling and high ceilings. Everyone loved the food. And everyone loved the idea of supporting a business with a mission to feed and train people in need to cook! The food was served on time which was important to me because I hired my photographer to only shoot 2 hours of photography at my reception. In the two hours that my photographer was there we managed to feed everyone, cut the cake, throw the bouquet, and get some dancing photos. The staff at FareStart made this all come together. When we asked for something we got polite fast service. Local Seattleites adored the charm, good-character, delicious food, and wanted to come back! I received a nice thank you letter for FareStart that felt very personal and truthful. We felt like we made a difference and FareStart made our reception fun and memorable!
This venue is cosy while still have an open-feeling and high ceilings. Everyone loved the food. And everyone loved the Read more...
This venue is cosy while still have an open-feeling and high ceilings. Everyone loved the food. And everyone loved the idea of supporting a business with a mission to feed and train people in need to cook! The food was served on time which was important to me because I hired my photographer to only shoot 2 hours of photography at my reception. In the two hours that my photographer was there we managed to feed everyone, cut the cake, throw the bouquet, and get some dancing photos. The staff at FareStart made this all come together. When we asked for something we got polite fast service. Local Seattleites adored the charm, good-character, delicious food, and wanted to come back! I received a nice thank you letter for FareStart that felt very personal and truthful. We felt like we made a difference and FareStart made our reception fun and memorable! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kerry
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
We recieved so many compliments.
We recieved so many compliments.
We recieved so many compliments. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Emilie
Wedding:
12/11/2004
4.9/5.0
Great idea, love to support this charity!
Great idea, love to support this charity!
Great idea, love to support this charity! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I can't rave enough about FareStart. We had a 70 person reception at their venue. I think the biggest plus was Renee -- the reception coordinator. She shared with us different ways to save money but still have the reception we envisioned. The wine prices are VERY generous -- not too much mark up. And when we decided to have a lion dance IN the venue -- everyone worked with us. The kitchen was even able to help us find a head of lettuce to "feed" our lions -- all at the last minute. Renee and Farestart staff think of everything -- from setting up a private table upstairs away from guests so we could have a bite to eat in peace and a kids room room with a TV. The only hassle (which FareStart has no control of) is parking. Our guests parked in the lot across the street - unfortunately, when we arrived there were no spaces left!
I can't rave enough about FareStart. We had a 70 person reception at their venue. I think the biggest plus was Renee -- Read more...
I can't rave enough about FareStart. We had a 70 person reception at their venue. I think the biggest plus was Renee -- the reception coordinator. She shared with us different ways to save money but still have the reception we envisioned. The wine prices are VERY generous -- not too much mark up. And when we decided to have a lion dance IN the venue -- everyone worked with us. The kitchen was even able to help us find a head of lettuce to "feed" our lions -- all at the last minute. Renee and Farestart staff think of everything -- from setting up a private table upstairs away from guests so we could have a bite to eat in peace and a kids room room with a TV. The only hassle (which FareStart has no control of) is parking. Our guests parked in the lot across the street - unfortunately, when we arrived there were no spaces left! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Susan
Wedding:
5/21/2012
1.0/5.0
Used FareStart for catering and was extremely disappointed. Great organization, but do not use them for catering. Delivery was late. Food was subpar, and the portions were tiny! We had to go to the grocery store to get more food for our guests. Very embarassing!
Used FareStart for catering and was extremely disappointed. Great organization, but do not use them for catering. Delivery Read more...
Used FareStart for catering and was extremely disappointed. Great organization, but do not use them for catering. Delivery was late. Food was subpar, and the portions were tiny! We had to go to the grocery store to get more food for our guests. Very embarassing! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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