Holistic Chef Niki
Chef and Health and Nutrition Counselor in Los Angeles, California
Holistic Chef Niki was founded by Niki Connor, a certified Health and Nutrition Counselor, Nutrition Consultant, and chef specializing in plant-based cuisine. Parlaying her formal health, nutrition and culinary education, athletic background, International upbringing, extensive travels, and passion for improving the lives of others, Connor has created a viable socially responsible enterprise.
Her experience as both a professional chef and health and nutrition counselor ranges from cooking to prevent and fight disease to working with models, athletes, entertainment industry professionals, top fashion editors, and Fortune 500 executives.
Connor is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Bauman College’s health and nutrition and culinary school programs and also gained a wealth of knowledge from extensive studies with a keen interest in nutritional biochemistry. She also focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection in her work to enable her clients to achieve long-term results.
Additionally, Connor was born and partially-raised in Tokyo, Japan, placed in the top 25 in the country for equestrian showjumping by age 16, mastered speed-reading at Stanford University at age 13, received the Rosewood Award from National Charity League, is a La Jolla Debutante Committee graduate, won the 2010 LFL National Championship with her Los Angeles team, and served on the Ambassador Advisory Board member for World of Children (http://worldofchildren.org). She also volunteered at Helen Woodward Animal Center, taught English in Tanzania, volunteered at orphanages in Tanzania, ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro (the tallest free-standing mountain in the World), spent 65 days in complete wilderness and completed a survival program, and was educated by indigenous shamans in Peru to continue work with ancient healing plants.
After studying and working in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, Connor returned to Los Angeles to follow her passion for healing others and the culinary arts working throughout Southern California as a personal chef, private chef, and health and nutrition counselor as well as working remotely and forming brand partnerships.