Chef Bryan Potvin Honest to Goodness Personal Chef Bellingham
Personal Chef

Chef Bryan Potvin

I am a lifelong lover of food. Born and raised in Gig Harbor, Cascadia is my home. I moved to Bellingham in Fall 2010. I have spent 15 years making food in local bars, casinos, breweries and even a couple retirement communities.

I remember the first time I tried an oyster from the grill with my parents, fresh from the shell. It would get dunked in garlic butter and chewed up like nobody’s business. My dad even would joke about regretting that first taste. He has tasted many of the dishes I’ve cooked over the years, and since has revised that joke to include the dividend those first oysters and mussels paid off.

When I was about 13, I learned about Emeril Lagasse and his cooking show. I saw someone who was passionate about food, who wasn’t afraid to be loud about it, and was quite entertaining. I was hooked. I did school projects about food tv, became obsessed with new foods and even started making dinner at home for my parents. Quickly, this turned into me finding a dishwashing job and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 2015, I helped found a local volunteer outreach organization and organized community feeds with the assistance of local businesses such as the Community Food Co-Op and Homes Now. With the help of our volunteers, we have been able to serve over 1000 meals to those in need.

My most recent cooking job was with Aslan Brewing Co. leading the prep team, and opening the line for service where I helped develop many of the mainstay dishes still featured on the menu to this day. You can catch me on the grill at Bellingham Bells home games summer 2022. Whether it’s a burger or dog at a Bells game, or something a bit closer to home, I look forward to serving as your Bellingham personal chef and making memorable food for you!

Highlights from Bryan's Menus

  • Chicken Enchiladas with Seared Zucchini
  • Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice
  • Pork Tenderloin with Applesauce and side of Bacon-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Mushroom Kale Stroganoff
  • Meatloaf with Grilled Asparagus
  • Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Broccoli
  • Summer Veggie & Feta Quiche
  • Kalbi Flank Steak with Brussels Sprouts
  • Ratatouille
  • Mushroom Spinach Lasagna
  • Thai Beef Coconut Curry Soup
  • Seared Scallops with Sweet Pea, Lemon, & Tarragon Risotto
K.F., Ferndale
K.F., Ferndale
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"Bryan is a great chef. He is sensitive to all of our dietary needs. He is a joy to have in our home and he leaves us with nourishing and tasty meals for the week."
A.L., Bellingham
A.L., Bellingham
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"Fantastic entrepreneur led company that creates an experience on top of a delicious meal."
A.G., Bellingham
A.G., Bellingham
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"We received Honest to Goodness as a gift for our family of 4. Not only was the food great. The 3 meals lasted the entire week!"