Tori Nakano, CN, SNS, CC
Owner of EatRightLife, Nutritionist, Sports Nutrition Specialist, and Culinary Consultant
Tori has developed and created programs for her clients based on her vast and long professional career in the food and beverage industries.
At age 24, Tori had already co-owned her first restaurant, became an Executive chef and Assistant Food & Beverage Director at a prestigious golf club.
She later moved to Scottsdale where she would further her skills in the culinary arts, studying with James Beard Award winning chefs at the Phoenician Resort and the Arizona Biltmore.
After a stint in Boulder, Colorado to open a restaurant, Tori became a new mom. Then, a year or so later, she co-opened and ran a successful and prestigious catering company – accommodating high end mansion events and yachts on the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York.
Fast forward to 2001, and Tori moved to Las Vegas, where her jobs included homeschooling her son and managing his skateboarding career. For a couple of years Tori owned and ran an indoor skateboard park (SkateCity) with her son as part of his homeschooling! Tori’s goals were to provide an atmosphere where her son could learn business skills and real world lessons while honing his skills as a skateboarder. She supported the local kids and community by creating a skate team, organizing and running charitable events and contests, as well as providing an environment that was uplifting, nurturing, and safe. 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).
Tori has spent the past handful of years consulting and working with kids, adults and athletes that want to change their health and overall performance through diet, nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. In addition to completing her NTP in 2014, Tori became certified as an AFPA Fitness Instructor in 2014 and is also a certified NESTA Sports Nutrition Specialist, 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.
Why should I work with Chef Tori ?
No one has such a background in food who is also a nutritionist, like Chef Tori. Tori’s role as a Nutrition Specialist is to evaluate and assess her clients habits and schedules regarding eating 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, 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 say they are authorities and experts because of something they did or became more knowledgeable about for themselves.
In the end, it worked out well for them and now they want to help others by selling their new knowledge.
These “health coaches” give nutritional and even health recommendations. The scary part is that most of these people have no real education or even professional experience in what they are saying. 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. We aren’t into gimmicks or fad diets because we believe in lasting results.