At the start of the pandemic many classes and training programs were put on hold. Among them was FareStart, a Seattle nonprofit that helps people transition from homelessness and addiction though its adult culinary program. This fall, teaching resumed. And like many schools around the country, classes are online.
Rachel Dillon had always enjoyed cooking for fun. Now she hopes to cook for a living. When she started training in person at FareStart, she said it was exactly as she thought it would be.
“It was fast paced, it was tight, the kitchen’s pretty big but it was tight because there was a lot of us so I had to learn how to share space which was hard at first.”