We were really happy to see this great review
café FareStart, a special customer of ours, in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
FareStart is a special customer of ours, not because we play favorites, but because FareStart was in fact founded by Field Roast founder, Chef David Lee!
David founded FareStart in 1988 (under the name Common Meals) “whose mission was to serve meals to Seattle’s homeless shelters and disadvantaged populations” (from the FareStart history page. Read more here).
After a few years, David saw the value in not only serving meals to the homeless but teaching them skills needed to work in the food industry.
Now a non-profit organization, FareStart hosts an intensive sixteen week training course, the café a part of this training. Over 85% of graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation!
So if you are in Seattle, please stop by this extra special café for lunch, and try a delicious vegan “Founder’s Field Roast Sandwich”, in honor of David's great work with FareStart and Field Roast! As mentioned in the review, the "Founder's Field Roast Sandwich" contains our Hazelnut Herb Cutlet, served crispy with arugula, tomato, vegan fig mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on potato bread! Yum! You can also find Field Roast on a Veggie Rueben, one of our personal favorite ways of serving Smoked Tomato slices!
Farestart’s full menu can be found by clicking here.