Interested in starting a food truck, café or restaurant? The Seattle Public Library is hosting two free Restaurant Success Orientations to help prospective food entrepreneurs learn about resources available to start a restaurant or mobile food business. Here are the dates, times and locations:

Jennifer Tam, the food business advocate with the city of Seattle's Office of Economic Development, will offer counseling on various aspects of the restaurant business, including how to:

  • navigate regulatory requirements for each type of food business
  • find financial help and other resources
  • search for a space
  • troubleshoot an issue
  • plan next steps


Visit the city of Seattle’s restaurant success page for additional information and resources.

The Library gives everyone the opportunity to learn and excel. Entrepreneurs can get business support online, and in-person help is available at workshops and one-on-one appointments.