We are leading a movement to end poverty, hunger, and joblessness in our communities.
Changing the world one life, one job, one community at a time.

We incubate, launch, and scale foodservice job training social enterprises that help people develop skills for a life-changing career. 

We’ve worked with over 150 organizations around the world and support a network of over 60 members transforming lives in their communities.

Since 2011, Catalyst Kitchens members have collectively placed over 10,000 individuals with barriers to employment in jobs.

Member Network

Catalyst Kitchens members have access to the creativity and best practices of the finest social impact organizations in the world. 

Catalyst Consulting

We can help you accelerate your impact, whether you are in startup mode or looking to increase the effectiveness of current programs. 

2017 Annual Report
In 2017 we collectively trained over 3,600 people and placed 88% in jobs. Check out our Annual Report for stories around the network to build strong communities.


Catalyst Kitchens is an initiative of Seattle-based FareStart, which has developed a unique combination of social services and social enterprises—including a restaurant, cafes, contract meals, and world-class catering.

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