Eaton at Home ©

Eaton At Home is a personal chef service that is owned and operated by renowned Chef Lori. Lori is a certified health and nutrition coach, who has more than 15 years of professional chef experience. When she's not cooking and preparing delicious meals, she offers speaking engagements on health, wellness, and nutrition. You can learn more about Chef Lori by reading below.

In the Beginning

My mom has inspired me from past to present. She taught me simple crock-pot recipes when I was 10 and from there the sky was the limit. By the time I was 14, I made many family dinners.

As a teenager I read cookbooks and watched some of the very first cooking shows television had to offer; "The Great Chefs" series, "The Galloping Gourmet," and of course, Julia Child. During college, I had the opportunity to eat and drink my way through England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and the continental U.S., experiencing foreign cultures and foods.

My First Adventure in the 'Real World'

In 1996, I graduated from college and headed south to Pinehurst, North Carolina. My parents and I opened The Track restaurant and it quickly became a very popular breakfast and lunch eatery.

I loved having a family business. Even though it was such hard work, it was really a great experience. Learning every facet of the restaurant business prepared me for the next step in my culinary career.

There's No Business Like Show Business

In 1997, I took my apron and hit the road with an on-location motion picture catering company based in Wilmington, North Carolina. I cooked for the cast and crew of many TV shows and movies. One of my favorite catering memories is working with Jeff Bridges and cooking six-egg omelets for Meatloaf!

*Side note: I also cooked for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson while he was here in the Port City working on the film "Journey 2: Mysterious Island." He's such an amazing guy, very humble and gracious, and ruggedly handsome. I hope he comes back to film something else.

How I Became a Personal Chef

I decided to become a personal chef in 2004. My clientele list quickly blossomed, but the lifestyle in Los Angeles wasn't for me, so in 2005 I moved back to Wilmington, North Carolina, where I am currently based.

Over the years, my client list has ranged from elderly folks who are home-bound to busy families who are trying to eat healthy. I've prepared fantastics meals for weddings, family reunions, church retreats, you name it. Now I even travel for clients to places like the Bahamas, all over Florida, Boston, Washington D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles.