The 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair is Here!

We are excited to host the 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair May 12th from 5:30-8pm at Foster High School. This year we will be bringing together resources for both entrepreneurs and community members. Folks can get help starting a food business, finding a job in the food industry, or taking food and nutrition classes. More

Soozveen Catering

Startup Q&A: Soozveen Catering Soozveen is a mediterranean catering company started by two Kurdish-American sisters in Des Moines.  Co-owners Sheelan and Zozan Shamdeen discuss how they got their start and give invaluable advice on beginning a small business.   Hours/Availability: All hours, just give us 48 hours notice Founded: 2013 Contact: 206-734-0932;   Q: Tell

It’s official…FIN Entrepreneurs have launched!

FIN is excited to support the launch of four new local caterers cooking out of our shared commercial kitchen in Kent. The catering businesses each received a small start-up grant and reduced rent fees and are now fully licensed and insured caterers. FIN partner, Project Feast, is a core tenant, training culinary apprentices who operate the


Tamu Food Offer Varieties Of Flavors Come and join us to explore the Local and family owned, Tamu Foods launches production of its specialty gourmet line of Samosas in 2004 due When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 1:00pm to 2:00 pm To attend please contact Sheelan: (206)573-0218  

FIN is inviting you to tour: Renton technical college Culinary Arts

FIN is inviting you to tour: Renton technical college culinary arts Come and join us to explore the Beauty of Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Bread Baking, Cake Decorating When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm To attend please contact Sheelan: (206)573-0218

FIN’s newest staff member shares views on cultural identity as an Iraqi-American.

Sheelan making baklava

Sheelan Shamdeen, FIN Program Assistant Sheelan Shamdeen, a Kurdish-Iraqi refugee, began working with FIN as a graduate of Project Feast’s Apprenticeship Program. Also a client of StartZone at Highline College, she and her sister found support in planning their own Iraqi catering company – Soozveen. But catering is only a small part of her story.

Food Systems Roundtable Coming Up!

Wa State Food Systems Roundtable

Join the conversation! The Regional Food Policy Council is hosting a WA State Food System Roundtable November 17th from 3-6pm at the Puget Sound Regional Council offices in Seattle. See the flyer for more details.