When you decide to embark upon the type of meal that n/naka offers, you make a decision to let go and be taken on an emotional journey by experiencing food
A certified sommelier, recipe developer and healthy home cook, Heather's obsession with food has shaped her life.
As a former market manager for luxury spirit brands, Heather played a crucial role in the brand development of Leblon Cachaca and Original Moonshine in Southern California, highlighting the unique brand qualities through marketing initiatives, events and promotions. While she maintained relationships with the best restaurants in her region, she witnessed the highest standards in hospitality and ingredients and implemented those standards into her next venture.
Heather pioneered a niche market as Co-Founder & CEO of Black LAB, a boutique, eco-friendly event and consulting company with elite clientele. Providing high-end customized bars for numerous celebrities and tastemakers led Heather to curate libations for the Lance Bass - Michael Turchin wedding, which made history as the first same sex marriage covered by a national television network. She shines as an organized leader whose fresh juice cocktails and dedication to sustainable events are setting new industry standards.
A business woman who consults for brands, restaurants and resorts; Heather understands the trends and is known as an innovator in the industry. She’s been a contributing writer for the Event Planner Association and produces food and wine videos for a variety of online media. An organic food advocate, Heather creates healthy, low sugar, gluten-free, plant-based recipes which she shares on her blog.