Nadia Lim

Much loved celebrity chef, entrepreneur and best-selling author


‘Nude Food’ advocate Nadia Lim is all about everyday simple, healthy, delicious food.

As a budding young cook, (who’s idol was Jamie Oliver), when she was just 12 years old she came up with the idea of ‘Nude Food’, and it has been her mantra ever since. She wasn’t referring to cooking or eating in the nude, in case that’s what you were thinking! Rather, Nude Food signifies fresh, natural, real food, which is free from being dressed up in fancy packages, marketing and additives, a message she conveys to her audiences with her fresh, bright and tasty recipes.

It’s been an exciting ride for the former MasterChef New Zealand winner.

Current work
These days, Nadia and her husband, Carlos, run the historic Royalburn Station in Arrowtown. Their vision is to lead the way in regenerative and ethical farming by creating more sustainable and circular solutions to help the land, animals and food sources thrive.

She has ten best-selling cookbooks, is one of the founders of My Food Bag, a genius recipe and meal kit delivery service, hosted and produced the highly acclaimed TV series “Nadia’s Comfort Kitchen”, and in 2022 was announced as the MasterChef NZ Judge and of course is the proud mum of two sons Bodhi and River!

She is also an ambassador of the Cambodia Charitable Trust and made the semi-finals with dance partner Aaron Gilmore in the 2019 series of Dancing with the Stars NZ supporting the Garden to Table charity.