Episode 21

Good food, health and sustainability with a Danish touch for Noosa Cafes  | Nilla Tomkins, Executive Chef & Founder Vanillafoods

Nilla Tomkins

Today we talk about delicious and healthy food with a slight Nordic flavour in its philosophy. Danish chef Nilla Tomkins,  the founder of Vanillafood, runs two cafes in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Nilla’s philosophy is all about good food, health and the environment. She says VanillaFood’s style is flavour first but always with health in mind. 

Nilla talks about how her interest in food started on the family farm in the medieval town of Ribe in Denmark. Her successful journey as an entrepreneur is focused on creating a sustainable way of life for her and her team of 20 staff,  who she calls her family. She uses fresh produce that is organically grown and local when possible. Nilla’s beautiful ‘’Vanillafood the Cookbook” ,  has been 10 years in the making and is coming out in December.

You will learn from Nilla about

  • Her journey from a Danish farm  to becoming a successful entrepreneur in Australia 
  • How to create a healthy and sustainable way of life and business as an entrepreneur  
  • Her secrets of success in a very competitive business environment


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Published by Satu Raunola-Spencer

Satu (alias Finnsydney) is a Nordic born Sydneysider. She is passionate about making the world a better place, using common sense, sustainability and practical processes in business and everyday life. She is an entrepreneurial marketing and communications leader focusing on innovation. Satu has extensive global travel and tourism industry know-how and networks. Her love of family, travel, design, yoga, running and healthy lifestyle keeps her busy. Satu is always ready talk about education, science , culture, design and of course, Finland!

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