Tori Nakano, NS, PC

Owner of EatRightLife, Nutrition Specialist and Professional Chef

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Tori received her NTP education and certification in 2014. Since then, she has developed and created her own method of helping clients based on her vast and long professional career as an Executive Chef and restaurateur amongst other things.

At age 22, Tori had an early start in her career where she co-owned her first restaurant.  Wanting to learn more about the food, Tori went on to work as a sous chef at Fairfield Country Club in Flagstaff, Arizona. She was quickly promoted to the Executive Chef position.  At the young age of 24, Tori went on to become the Assistant Food and Beverage Director at the prestigious Forest Highlands Golf Club.  She later moved to Scottsdale where she would further her skills and study the culinary arts in fine dining.

After a stint in Boulder, Colorado to open a Cajun restaurant (Red Fish) as their Sous Chef, Tori became a new mom. Moving forward a year or so later, she co-opened and ran a successful catering company in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York.

Fast forward to 2001, and she moved to Las Vegas, where her jobs included homeschooling her son and managing his skateboarding career and for a couple of years even owned an indoor skateboard park! In her spare time(cough cough), she was the Executive Chef at Whole Foods (Boca Park), the Culinary Director at Creative Cooking School, and a Culinary Instructor at Sur la Table (Summerlin). She has spent the past handful of years consulting and working with people that want to change their health through diet, nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. She works as a consultant with small local food companies helping them start and grow their businesses. Tori has many other talents – born out of the knowledge she gained owning businesses throughout the years. She also works as an account manager with her partner Chris in his web business. She became certified as an AFPA Fitness Instructor in 2014 and is an Ordained Minister/Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master, a Meditation teacher and is CPR First Aid certified (American Red Cross).

As an accomplished and well known chef, Chef Tori has appeared on two Food Network shows, Cutthroat Kitchen and Guy’s Grocery Games.

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Why should I work with Chef Tori ?

Chef Tori is professionally qualified in food preparation, food knowledge, culinary wisdom and techniques that very few in this country actually have. Tori developed her own brand and program of nutritional counseling after realizing her strengths were exactly that – a celebrity chef AND a nutritionist. No one has such a background in food and is also a nutritionist. After becoming a certified NTP, Tori felt that her role needed to be different than what everyone else was doing. Her background gave her more depth and knowledge when it came to anything food related. Tori’s role as a Nutrition Specialist is to perform evaluations in order to make nutritional recommendations to balance body chemistry and achieve optimal wellness. She is well equipped to guide her clients along their journey to self sustainability, through education and good choices and being able to create food that actually tastes good!

There are many who are calling themselves “health coaches” in our world today. They tout themselves as authorities and experts because of something they did or became more knowledgeable about for themselves. It worked out well for them somehow in the end and now they want to help others by selling their new knowledge. They are essentially giving nutritional recommendations and sending you recipes that they take off the internet and calling them their own. The scary part is that most of these people have no real education or even professional experience in what they are selling. At EatRightLife we believe that there is most likely an inherent good behind their actions, but we know that their personal and unique experience is just that – theirs and not yours. We help you find what works for you because everyone is different and unique.

Chef Tori has worked at AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star resorts and restaurants studying under renowned chefs such as James Beard winners Chef Alessandro Stratta and Chef Christopher Gross and other celebrated chefs.

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