HOST, INFLUENCER, 3X AUTHOR, MAGAZINE EDITOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Candice Kumai former host of Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin & TLC’s Homemade Simple, traveled across Asia, NYC & LA as a fashion model by the age of 15. Candice worked as a fit and fashion consultant for brands like Habitual Denim, American Rag, Calvin Klein Swim & Betsey Johnson Swim at the age of 18. At 22 she received her professional culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts & cooked in several California restaurants. Candice was the youngest chef to compete on Bravo’s inaugural season of Top Chef at age, 23. As a major influencer, by the age of 30, Candice wrote & developed recipes for more than half a dozen cookbooks, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Cook Yourself Thin, The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, Recipe Rehab, Novak Djokovic’s Serve to Win & The Bikini Body Diet. Her cookbooks include Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy & Clean Green Drinks. Candice is featured in & contributes to dozens of food, health beauty, fashion & lifestyle publications.
In 2012 she began hosting workshops in New York City at the James Beard Foundation. Additionally, Candice has been an ambassador to the White House AAPI Alliance & The Resolution Project at Harvard Club, NYC. Candice is a regular speaker at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center, University of San Diego &The NBA. Candice lends her cooking & nutrition efforts to 1,000 Days (founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), Whole Foods, The Chef’s Garden & Health Corps. She is a fellowship member of The UN Foundation.
Candice is a contributor at E! News & Access Hollywood Live! She has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, GMA, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, The Talk, Extra, Cooking Channel, Food Network, The Kris Jenner Show, Top Chef, Iron Chef & The Nate Berkus Show.
She is currently a regular judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, a contributing editor at Shape Magazine and a monthly columnist at Men’s Fitness Magazine. Candice’s newest book, Clean Green Drinks is available now.
Candice lends her extra hours to many of her heartfelt charitable causes.