Check out the 2014 Good Food Org Guide

jamesbeard.foodtankFEEST is included in the 2014 Good Food Org Guide. We love being included with local luminaries Beacon Food Forest, Cascade Harvest Coalition, City Fruit, Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB), The Non-GMO Project, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Tilth, and Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network.

Developed by the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, this is the first of what will be an annual guide to who’s who of “organizations who combat childhood obesity, malnourishment, and physical inactivity; prevent food waste; educate consumers on healthy, nutritious food choices; create networks of social entrepreneurs; protect food and restaurant workers; highlight solutions for restoring the health of people and the planet; work with indigenous communities to preserve traditions, culture, and biodiversity; inspire and educate individuals to cook more of their own food; and protect public health, human health, and the environment.”

It can be downloaded here:

Check out the 2014 Good Food Org Guide

Keya-16, Chief Sealth High School

Our media intern, Mahala got an interview with Keya, a sophomore at Chief Sealth High School about her FEEST experience.


First-time FEESTer Keya was on Team Fried Okra and Pumpkin Seeds!

What did you expect when you came to FEEST?

At FEEST, I expected to come in and have fun and learn some new things about cooking with my freinds

What dish did you make?  What were the ingredients in it? Have you ever made anything like this before?

My group made fried okra and baked pumpkin seeds.  This was my first time making these two dishes, which contain soy sauce, okra, pumpkin seeds, onion, corn and seasoning.

Did you try anything new today?  Based on this experience, would you be open to trying something new again?

The whole idea of cooking was new because I usually don’t cook but I am more than welcome to come back and I also really want to, to learn something new again.

Will you come back to FEEST dinner?  Why?

I will come back because I got learn and experience cooking.  Which is usually out of my box.

Keya-16, Chief Sealth High School

Alia-Freshman, Evergreen High School HS3

Our Media Intern, Mariam,  sat down with Alia, a freshman at Evergreen High School to talk about school lunch and her FEEST experience.

aliaWhat did you have for lunch today at school?

At school today, I ate a cheese pizza and French fries.  The cheese on the pizza tasted really weird.  It was almost like it was plastic; it wasn’t melted fully and it wasn’t cooked properly.  The fries were oily and hard like potato chips.  It tasted like the oil was old, like it was reused.

What do you think the pizza was made of?

I think the pizza was made of bread and some kind of sauce.  It was really nasty.  I wasn’t really sure at all what it was made from.  I felt weird that I didn’t know what it was but I was eating it.

What did we eat at FEEST and how was it different from today’s lunch?

We ate a vegetable soup, a salad, omelets, fried rice and there was also a smoothie!  It was fun because we did it from our own hands.  It’s so different from the school, because we don’t know what we are eating and I knew exactly what was in the dishes at FEEST.

Alia-Freshman, Evergreen High School HS3

FEEST is honored with a 2014 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award!

IMG_0198Every year, Seattle CityClub highlights the work of organizations “bringing civic education and engagement to teens across Washington State.”

We are in some truly fine company, fellow 2014 award winners are Dessert and Politics at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Judges in the Classroom, Legislative Youth Advisory Council, and REWA’s Youth Program.

Please join us on September 9th at 5:30 at Town Hall Seattle for this *free* event. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP today – we want to fill the house with FEEST friends and family.

FEEST is honored with a 2014 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award!

New opportunity: We are hiring a program coordinator!


Do you love food, food justice and working with young people? This may be the place for you!!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for a Program Coordinator! Work directly with our youth at our weekly dinner program, collaborate with FEEST staff and interns and revel in all that FEEST has to offer.

Interested? Click thru to learn more. The position closes August 1, 2014.

Want to know more about FEEST before you throw your hat in the ring? Check out this awesome video from the Real Food Media Project.


FEEST *hearts* Sprout!



Recently, a group called Sprout made a large in-kind donation to support our FEEST dinner program. They gave us tons of silverware, huge stainless steel mixing bowls, about a dozen pitchers, hundreds of cups and some great, huge bins for storing and transporting FEEST supplies!

Sprout started a few years back with a mission similar to ours. They wished to bring food and art together to make our world a better place. Something FEEST also strives to do everyday. As a sister organization, its too bad Sprout is closing up shop, but we are very thankful for all the new items that will stock our kitchens and help our students continue to cook up delicious, healthy meals!

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Here’s Sarah (R) from Sprout and our fearless new Kitchen Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth (L).

What an ally we have in the great folks at Sprout!!! Thank you!



FEEST *hearts* Sprout!