Born in Hekinan City, Japan, Sachie Nomura grew up in an area surrounded by vegetable and rice fields. When she was 7, her mother called her into the kitchen and taught her how to make dumplings. Since her parents are both full-time working adults, Sachie began to help out in the kitchen by preparing ingredients so that her mother can cook them after work. During her time in the kitchen, Sachie observed how food was prepared and slowly picked up cooking skills. At 17, Sachie decided to move to New Zealand in the bid to further her studies and perfect her English. Little did she expect to fall in love with New Zealand and decided to migrate there for good.
Sachie had always dreamt of opening a culinary school and eventually opened Sachie Kitchen in Auckland, where she gives lessons on how to prepare Asian cuisines, with a focus on Japanese dishes. While Sachie isn’t trained in culinary arts, her years of experience helping out in her family’s kitchen taught her all that she need to know to perfect family-style Japanese cooking. Sachie’s culinary school was so successful that she was invited to appear on TV as a guest chef.
Her journey to become a culinary star did not stop there. In 2014, Sachie was approached by a production crew to host her own show. Since then, she has since became one of New Zealand’s most popular TV personality and chef.
Currently, Sachie is based in Auckland, New Zealand.