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The Chef Behind M120 Meals

Whether you are a competing athlete or train 3 or more times per week, you know how much good nutrition plays a role in the way that you perform on the mat. Fueling your body the right way without processed sugars and added sodium feels amazing but isn’t always the easiest when it comes to meal prepping. I don’t know about you, but I know I can cook chicken and fish a few ways before it gets boring and starts to taste the same. Luckily for people like me, there are companies like M120 Meals who make eating clean look AND taste like you’re eating a fancy meal.

Hawaii born and raised, Gene Villiatora, is the Executive Chef and Owner of M120 Meals. He has been in the culinary arts since the age of 18 when he started as a dishwasher 20 years ago at the California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since then he found his true calling in the industry and had the pleasure of holding some pretty high profile positions along the way. Most notably (and recently), being the personal chef for Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, owners of the UFC and all Station Casino brands in Las Vegas. 

Chef Villiatora knows a thing or two about taking care of your body and making better life choices. He suffered a mild stroke seven years ago due to not taking care of himself and being too consumed with his career as a personal chef. It was because of this that Villiatora was forced to eat healthier and eventually decided to make a living out of it. Thus, M120 Meals was born. 

You may be familiar with M120 Meals, as it is popular amongst some of the top BJJ athletes in the game, notably the Mendes brothers and their students at AOJ. While M120 Meals speaks for itself, Villiatora credited AOJ and RVCA with helping get his brand out there – rather than buying followers on social media or hiring models to take pictures with his meals. It is real people with real results and a company that is chef driven – “not just some meathead that’s pretending to be a chef and boiling chicken and using some other companies’ seasoning for his food.” M120 Meals makes their own sauces, spices, and marinades without using any added sodium or processed sugars. 

All natural ground turkey meatballs with pesto and cranberries. No added sodium or processed sugars.

Jiu-Jitsu and nutrition go hand in hand. And the term “you are what you eat” is so true when it comes to the BJJ lifestyle. Take it from the Chef – he’s a seven year white belt who has now committed to training… and with the best, no less.

Check out M120 Meals at to find out more about how you can get healthy meals with just a click of a button. 

Lea Young

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