Lead Pasta Lover

Nadja Piatka

CEO of Holista Foods

Food Enthusiast

Celebrity Cook



Healthy Glycemic Index Advocate

As an unemployable single mother, she baked muffins and brownies in her kitchen and tested them on her two teenage children. Soon after, she was selling homemade goods to local coffee shops. As her customer base grew, she commissioned a local bakery to outsource and deliver her products. Her business grew from a $100 investment that started from her kitchen to an international supplier to the global food industry.

Nadja's reputation for producing great tasting healthy food resulted in the creation of innovative successful branded and private label products for Sodexo, Schools, Grocery Retail, Healthcare and leading fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s, Subway and Tim Hortons.


The healthy cranberry/orange muffin she created in her kitchen is still on the McDonald’s Canada menu 25 plus years later!

In addition to sharing her passion for healthy low glycemic cooking, Nadja has shared her inspirational story, which includes surviving leukemia, through speaking engagements and media appearances.  These have included The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch, Canada AM, Fox Morning News and More.

Media Appearances

On - Air Cooking Segments


Print & Online

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Nadja's Recipe for Success
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Speaking Engagements


Author of 2 Best Selling Cookbooks​, with all proceeds of "Outrageously Delicious" donated to the Ronald McDonald Children Charities

Inducted into the Twenty First Century Business Women's Hall of Fame, Bay Path College, MA

Recipient of the Western New York Business Appreciation Award by Niagara University College of Business Administration, NY

American Heart Association recipe developer and former member of Board of Directors

Recipient of the Regional Award for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year and recognized as one of the Global News "Women of Vision” (Formerly ITV News Women of Vision)

Creator of the annual Ultimate Girls Getaway to empower Women and raise funds to sponsor women survivors of war through Women for Women International

Former Member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade assisting the Minister of Canada with Cross Border Trading

Learn more about Nadja's passion for leading a healthy and active low glycemic lifestyle as a CEO at the age of 70!

To book Nadja as a speaker at your next event please contact Veronica

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Healthy living tips shared daily!

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