Humble Beginnings

Chef Nardia in love with the culinary arts, organic agriculture and gardening at a very young age.  Her upbringing has had a profound and lasting impact on her approach to the culinary field. Nardia was born in Comfort Hall, a small farming community in the lush Jamaican countryside. Growing up in an environment surrounded by farmers and cooks, she developed a true appreciation for a natural, eat-to-live lifestyle. 

Nardia’s professional career began in the medical field. For ten years, she worked as a nurse in Boston and Atlanta, where she witnessed first-hand the direct effect people’s food choices had on their health. Chef Nardia graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston in 2011. She has also received training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  


In 2013, Chef Nardia established Lovely Roots Gourmet, a personal chef and culinary service located in Southern Florida, serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Nardia and her team of talented chefs provide a flexitarian culinary service with a personalized approach and an emphasis on plant-based, organic ingredients. At Lovely Roots Gourmet, we incorporate tasty, health-conscious foods into our client’s daily lives and help motivate them to return to their "Lovely Roots," a state of natural well-being.


Chef Nardia has cooked for Vice President Al Gore as well as professional athletes from the NBA, and NFL. She is accepting new clients, and would love to share her culinary expertise with you.