Seattle's Table

The connection between restaurant & caterer’s prepared foods and meal programs in their neighborhood.

A chef at DoubleTree hotel prepares a donation to Seattle's Table. A leading Bellevue restaurant finds they have a full pan of their renowned pasta left at the end of the day.

A Seattle steakhouse says goodnight to their last guests, while the kitchen staff throws away meat trimmings that could still be enjoyed.

A university’s dining hall has three whole pizzas left over after a slow dinner shift.

What do each of these situations have in common?

In addition to having wholesome extra food, each of these food providers can directly donate this food to a hot meal program in their neighborhood through Seattle's Table.

Started in 1989, Food Lifeline’s Seattle's Table is a nationally recognized program that captures prepared and perishable foods from local restaurants, hotels, universities and corporate cafeterias. This food is then delivered directly to 50 meal programs throughout King County, turning surplus food into hot meals for people in need. 

Without Food Lifeline applying a logistical solution to this problem, millions of pounds of healthy and nutritious food would end up in local landfills.

Food Lifeline works closely with Public Health Seattle & King County to ensure the highest levels of food safety. We then hold regular trainings with program partners, and provide supplies and equipment which ensures that every program meal is safe and healthy meal. 

WATCH: Evening Magazine on KING 5 TV put together this video about how Seattle's Table got started and the partnerships it builds between restaurants and meal programs.

Over 120 of your favorite restaurants, hotels and corporate cafeterias help the community via Seattle’s Table.



Argosy Cruises

Arista Catering

Azteca Mexican Restaurants 

Ballard Annex Oyster House

Barrio Mexican Kitchen and Bar 

Boeing Company**

Bon Appetit

Café Kopi 

Café Vita

Capital Grille 

Chandler's Crabhouse 

Cheesecake Factory

Chipotle Mexican Grill**


City Catering Company

Collections Café 


CRISTA Ministries 

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Daniel's Broiler**

Delaware North Sports Service at CenturyLink Field

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton**

El Quetzal

Elliot's Oyster House Restaurant 

Emerald Heights

Firefly Cafe and Creperie

Flying Fish

Four Seasons Hotel 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center* 

Garage Billiards and Bowl


Glendale Country Club 


Gretchen's Shoebox Express 

Group Health Medical Center 

Heavy Restaurant Group

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center

Holland America

Horizon House

Hyatt Regency Hotel Bellevue 

Ivars Acres of Clams & Salmon House 

Jewel Hospitality

Kickin' Boot

Koral Bar & Kitchen

La Spiga 

Levy Restaurant - Key Arena 

Lot 3

LSG Skychefs

Madres Kitchen 

Magic Dragon


McCormick & Schmick's Catering at Museum of Flight


Microsoft Corporation

Mighty-O Donuts 

Molly's Salads 


Northwest Hospital 


Olive Garden 

Online Safari 

Pan Pacific Hotel 

Pasta & Co 

Peyrassol Café 

Pike Brewing Co 

Providence Mount Saint Vincent 

Purple Café & Wine Bar**

R & K Foods 

Real Foods 

Real Networks* 

Residence Inn Hotel 

Rock Bottom

Rusell Investments* 

Safeco Field - Centerplate

Salty's at Redondo Beach 

Seattle University* 

Sheraton Hotel 

Skillet Ballard 

South Seattle Community College

Starbucks Coffee** 

Swedish Health Services 

Taste Restaurant at SAM*

Ten Mercer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*

The Yard

Tutta Bella**

University of Washington**

Valley Medical Center

Virginia Mason Medical Center 

Washington Athletic Club

Wolfgang Puck Catering

* As part of Bon Appetit Catering

** Select locations in Bellevue & Seattle

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Wasting food bothers all of us, but especially the chefs with Bon Appétit Management Company, our 2014 Corporate Food Donor Award recipient.

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