Hometown Cruise Line supports FareStart's transformative mission with funding
and volunteer service
Seattle, Wash., April 24, 2018 —
Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, Holland America Line, sponsored Guest Chef
Night with Ethan Stowell on Thursday, April 19, at FareStart Restaurant in
Seattle. President Orlando Ashford and a team of executives put their serving
skills to the test when Holland America Line Culinary Council member Ethan
Stowell was the featured chef for the organization's weekly Guest Chef Night.
Ashford and colleagues served Stowell's three-course meal to guests who came
out for the event, which raises funds to support FareStart's
foodservice job training and job placement programs.
Guest Chef Night occurs every Thursday night when a different guest chef works
with the FareStart students to prepare a three-course meal for over 200 guests
served at the FareStart Restaurant. Community volunteers — Holland America
Line's executives for this event — serve the diners, and 100 percent of the
proceeds and donations from the evening go back to fund student services and
"Holland America Line and Ethan Stowell Restaurants are both very involved in
giving back to the local community and have supported FareStart in the past, so
Ethan's participation in Guest Chef Night presented the perfect opportunity to
partner together and assist the important work of FareStart," said Ashford. "It
was a fantastic experience to serve diners with Ethan's incredible menu that
was prepared by FareStart students. The Holland America Line team was honored
to be part of this special night and even more so to share in the graduation of
two students from the FareStart program."
Guests who attended Stowell's Guest Chef Night were treated to a signature menu
that started with Salami and Castelvetrano Olives followed by a Little Gem
Salad with tarragon, hazelnuts, goat cheese and haricot vert; and an entrée of
King Salmon with asparagus, spring onions and baby turnips or a vegetarian
selection of Gnocchi with asparagus, mushrooms and spring onions. Dessert was a
choice of a delicious espresso or vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookie
Patrons pay $29.95 per person to attend Guest Chef Night and enjoy a meal
prepared by some of the area's most acclaimed chefs. Since 1992 Guest Chef
Night has raised more than $6 million to support job training, placement and
support for adults who are turning their lives around.
About Ethan Stowell,
Culinary Council Member
With an impressive roster of highly acclaimed restaurants, Stowell has helped
to change the face of the Seattle food scene. He was named one of the "Best New
Chefs in America" by Food
& Wine in 2008 and chosen as one of the "Best New Chef
All-Stars" in 2013.
As part of Holland America Line's Culinary Council, Stowell joins an elite team
of world-renowned chefs, including Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman
Rudi Sodamin and international chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth
Falkner, Andy Matsuda and Jacques Torres. No other cruise line has a team of
seven global culinary experts partnering with it to enhance all aspects of the
Stowell works collaboratively with the Holland America Line's culinary team to
create a narrative that brings the flavors of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest
on board its seven ships cruising in the region. Across all ships, guests are
able to choose Stowell's regionally inspired dishes in the dining room, New
York Pizza and select stations at Lido Market. To learn more visit ethanstowellrestaurants.com.
FareStart is a local nonprofit organization that's been helping people
transform their lives through food for more than 25 years. FareStart teaches
culinary skills and works with adults willing to do what it takes to turn their
lives around after hardship. Through their restaurants; cafés; catering; and
programs that provide meals to social services, shelters and schools in the
Seattle area, participants in the programs get practical work experience while
giving back to their community. By investing in people and building community,
FareStart transforms homelessness, hunger and poverty into human potential. For
more information visit farestart.org.
For more information about Holland America Line, visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos
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