Meet Your Seattle Chef Team

“… no one is born a good cook, one learns by doing.” ~ Julia Child

 

Chef Laura Taylor, CPC, Owner

Honest to Goodness Seattle Chef Team Laura TaylorLike so many of us, I grew up in the kitchen. Many of my childhood memories revolve around food, cooking, and a dream to open a healthy restaurant one day. Little did I know then that I was on a path with a collective of experiences to serve people in their own home kitchens instead.

 

Upon graduation from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, my journey landed me in Catering Sales Management and Private Event Directorship with Clubcorp, Marriott, and El Gaucho Bellevue. I was an active member of the National Association for Catering and Events for 9 years in both the Houston and Greater Seattle Area chapters, including board-level service as Treasurer and Chapter President. Through NACE, I achieved the CPCE designation as well as an award for Best Catered Event of the Year 2009.

 

After 10 years on that course, I left El Gaucho and took the leap into entrepreneurship. I love to cook. I love to help people. It’s a natural fit to start a company like Honest to Goodness. Now I cook for people who don’t love to cook, don’t have time to cook, or don’t know how to handle their special diet. I’m also a travel chef. Shhh… Thank you for trusting our Seattle chef team to serve your goals for a healthier lifestyle. Contact Laura

 

Chef Deb Watson
Deb Watson Honest to Goodness Personal Chef Services SeattleStill in the early stages of a second career, I am a relationship-driven professional and lifelong learner eager to further the education and promotion of healthy, sustainable, and fair culinary practices. I come from a family of cooks, and have a developed a broad palate over the years from traveling all over the world. Seafood is one of my specialties!   Contact Deb

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Christine Gronseth

Christine Gronseth

Working as a personal chef allows me to help promote the client’s health in a one-on-one relationship, focusing on the individual’s dietary needs. Over the last 14 years, I have worked as a laboratory scientist in the diagnostic clinical side of care. My career shift was a result of my passion to advocate for healthy eating and the prevention of disease. Cooking makes me happy. I’m currently in the last quarters of culinary school, finishing in March – I find joy in preparing food from the highest quality ingredients, utilizing seasonal and local foods whenever possible, taking advantage of our farmers market freshness, full of color and flavor, and showcasing an abundance of vegetables. Contact Christine
 

 

Chef Julie Moberly — Bio coming soon!

 

All with the Support of:

 

Kristine Sorenson, Administrative Superstar

Kristine Sorenson Honest to Goodness Personal Chef ServicesWhile the newest addition to the company, I am no stranger to supporting fast-paced businesses with a lot at stake (or is that steak?). I moved to Seattle from Chicago with 9 years of administrative experience under my belt. Client relations and event planning are my other strengths to take great care of those we serve and to keep the chef team doing what they do best! Contact Kristine

 

 

 

 

Ginger Ford, Chief Grocery Schlepper

Seattle Chef Team carBorn in Kansas City, Ginger has made her home in Washington since 2006 and joined the Honest to Goodness team in March 2014. Her hobbies are delivering groceries, meeting new clients, going to networking events, and catering dinner parties. In her spare time, Ginger goes from the mountains to the Sound, soaking up sun, visiting farmers’ markets, and cruising along Alki Beach.