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

Chef Deb Watson Honest to Goodness SeattleI am looking forward to completing my culinary arts certification at Seattle Culinary Academy in August 2017.  It has been exciting to apply what I’ve learned by working part-time with two large Seattle-based caterers and, more recently, joining the Honest to Goodness team to serve clients for weekday dinners, home parties, and cooking classes.

Still 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.  Contact Deb






Chef Mindy Hankins

Info coming soon!


Chef Naomi Johnson

Info coming soon!



Ginger Ford

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.