Recently I found a great way to save money and still help others at FareStart Guest Chef Night.
For those of you who aren't familiar, FareStart is a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Over the past 17 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for over 3,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 3.5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.
Every Thursday night, a different Guest Chef works with the students to prepare a three-course meal. It's only $24.95 and all of the proceeds go to FareStart. Upcoming chefs participating include Chef Jason Wilson from Crush, Chef Eric Hellner from Elliot's Oyster House and Chef Christopher Peterson from Bis on Main.
This is a wonderful way to try some of Seattle's best restaurants on a budget and a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary without breaking the bank.
For a full list of upcoming chefs, their menus and to make reservations go to: http://www.farestart.org/restaurant/guestchef/calendar/index.html.