Facilitated by OSL’s Lead Instructor, Chef Paul, the Next Step training program offers nutritional education through 5 no-cost, monthly informational, hands on classes, that include nutritionally dense meal preparation, utilizing donated foods and purchases on a limited budget, label reading, safe ingredients, food safety, food borne illnesses, knife skills, and other useful food preparation tips. These classes are done inside a lab setting, in a kitchen, and are open to all who participate in OSL meals, including, but not limited to OSL clients, residents of OSL Partner Facilities, Volunteers, Meal Providers, Food Banks, and the general population. Next Step also hires individuals trained with basic meal prep skills and offers a more advanced culinary arts education. We focus on those who live un-housed, in shelters, or below the poverty level.

For more information or to register an individual/group for a class please contact Chef Paul at or call 206 922-2015.

Only Serving Love

Feeding the Hungry
Saving Lives
Since 1989


We are a non profit on a mission to bring food that is nutritional and safe to all those who struggle with hunger in our community. We do this through the creation and delivery of nutritionally dense no-cost meals and by being instrumental in advocating for and supporting an equitable food system for all.

OSL is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization