Chef’s Bio

Profile of June Ka Lim  
Address: c/o Woods Eco-cuisine  Sdn Bhd
Ag-8, Block A, Ground floor,Jalan 17/13, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia  T: +603 79585795
E: june@macrobiotics-malaysia.com

Occupation:

  • Executive chef and owner of Woods Bio Marche Sdn Bhd
  • Managing Director of Woods Eco-cuisine Sdn Bhd
  • Managing Director of Hanspeter Bio Backerei
  • Director of Radiant Code Sdn Bhd
  • Macrobiotic diet and lifestyle counselor

Academic:

  • B. Com. NUS,  (Business Management) Singapore
  • Certified Neurolinguistic psychologist, USA
  • Certified Aroma therapist, UK
  • Graduate of Kushi Insitute, Europe in Macrobiotic diet and lifestyle healing
  • Graduate of Kushi Institute, USA in Macrobiotic diet and lifestyle healing
  • Completed Vegan Chef Training at Institute of Culinary Awakening, Seattle, USA     
  • Completed natural dessert course at The Natural Gourmet Institute, New York, USA
  • Completed slow bread baking & training at Pestalozzi, Germany with Master Baker, Hanspeter Wibbet 
  • Completed Zen food preparation & food styling (Shojin Ryori) at Fushiki An, Kamakura, Japan under Shojin Ryori master Mari Fujii Sensei, Soto lineage. 
  • Completed Permaculture Design diploma course at Koanga Institute, New Zealand on sustainable agriculture and eco-village design 2012.

Skills:

*    Pioneer of organic industry in Malaysia

  • Founder of Reldex Sdn Bhd, the first organic food importer in Malaysia in 1989 
  • Extensive macrobiotic diet and lifestyle counseling experience since 1993. 
  • Founder of Woods Eco-cuisine Sdn Bhd, the first organic macrobiotic vegan restaurant and healing centre in Malaysia in 1993 (www.macrobiotics-malaysia.com)
  • Founder of Radiant Code Sdn Bhd, a general organic food importer and wholesale distributor in Malaysia in 2000 
  • Founder of Hanspeter Bio Backerei, the first organic slow bread vegan artisan bakery in Malaysia in 2007
  • Founder of Woods Macrobiotic Cooking Academy of Southeast Asia in 2008
  • Founder of Woods Bio Marche, a chain of Macrobiotic health cafés in Malaysia in 2007 

Social activity: 

  • Founded Dhama Drum Mountain Zen Buddhist centre Malaysian Chapter in 1989 (www.ddm.org) 
  • Served as the President of Dharma Drum Mountain Zen Buddhist Centre, Malaysian Chapter from 1993-2001. 
  • Served as the Vice-president of The Malaysian Vegetarian Society in 1996. 
  • Certified Zen Meditation teacher for beginners, Soto zen lineage under Zen Master Shen Yan from year 2000 
  • Community leader for a Buddhist congress of 12,000 audience in 2001 in Kuala Lumpur for Zen Master, Dr. Shen Yan’s visit to Malaysia 
  • Founder of The Macrobiotic Vegan Alliance of Southeast Asia, a non-profit organization for promoting world peace through pure food in 2011.

OTHERS:

Publications:

  • Author of:
    1.  Basic vegan cooking,
    2.  Macrobiotic for life
    3. A Taste of Zen: Soul food for Zen practitioners, Taiwan publication
    4. A Taste of Zen: Soul food for Zen practitioners, China publication 

Public talks

Delivered regular public talks both locally and internationally on macrobiotic lifestyle, diet and environmental health issues. International public talks conducted in countries such as China (Xiamen Vegetarian food Fair 2011), Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia (40th IVU International Vegetarian Congress, Jakarta), Taipei, Taiwan in 2010.