Meet Your Seattle Chef Team
“… no one is born a good cook, one learns by doing.” ~ Julia Child
Chef Laura Taylor, CPC, Owner
Like 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
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
After decades of cooking in restaurants, for catering companies, and for private clients, I’m happy to join the Honest to Goodness team of personal chefs to serve great people like you each week. My style of cooking is straightforward with a focus on Northwest cuisine, though I can cook pretty much anything you’d like. I also enjoy doing home entertaining and cooking classes, and am great at washing dishes! Contact Mindy
All with the Support of:
Kristine Sorenson, Administrative Superstar
While 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
Born 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.