ESR employee hands fresh picked blueberries to child
ESR employees posed for a group photo at Rainier Beach Urban Farm

Community Matters

We recognize that no success is had without the contribution of the surrounding community. ESR founder Ethan Stowell has built community support into how he runs the restaurant group and works to bolster Seattle as a whole—from people experiencing homelessness to local politicians to children's hospitals, with ESR donating over $250,000 in time, materials, and money each year.

ESR employee with shovel at Rainier Beach Urban Farm for Volunteer Day

ESR is dedicated to building up our communities and neighborhoods. Through dedicated volunteer events such as our ESR Team Service Day, we help organizations including Tilth Alliance at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands with improvement projects while also harvesting food for local food banks. Through fundraising initiatives such as our annual ESR Holiday Ornaments sale we raise funds for partners including Mary's Place in support of their No Child Sleeps Outside campaign.

Chef Ethan Stowell presenting donation check to Mary's Place

Community Building

ESR is committed to various annual community events such as SMooCH and Generosity in Action while also actively supporting charitable partners including United Way of King County, Seattle Children's Hospital, Mary's Place, Ballard Food Bank, Rainier Scholars and many more. If you would like to inquire about how we might partner or help your organization please visit the link below.

Chef Ethan Stowell with Seattle Children's Ambassador, Emerson

Partial List of Charities