Candice Kumai a professionally trained chef, health journalist and 4x best-selling author was born and developed with a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father in San Diego, CA. At age 22, after her real passion for food and wellness, she obtained her professional culinary training in Le Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts and cooked online in several California established restaurants. Candice was the youngest chef to compete at age 23 on Bravo season of Leading Chef. She began writing for national magazines at age 24, at age 26 her first cookbook endeavor, Cook Yourself Thin, was a New York Times #1 bestseller. From the age of 29, as a major influencer, Candice became a frequent judge on Iron Chef America and'd written/developed recipes for many best-selling books; including Cook Yourself Thin, The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, Recipe Rehab, '' Novak Djokovic's Serve to Acquire, and The Bikini Body Diet.
Along with contributing regularly on E! News and Access Hollywood Live, by Age 29, Candice was also featured on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, GMA, The Physicians, Dr. Oz, The Talk, Extra, Cooking Channel, PBS Simply Ming, Food Network, Top Chef, Iron Chef and Beat Bobby Flay. She is the Food Editor-At-Large at Shape and Men's Fitness. She's the Resident Culinary Adviser at Clean Eating magazine. Candice cookbook is released by HarperWave, a division of HarperCollins.
Her current Banners comprise Cook Yourself Thin, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy, and Clean Green Drinks. Her charitable gifts include work with Health Corps, The James Beard Foundation, 1,000 Days, The Chef's Garden, The Japan Society, The White House Initiative for AAPI, Wellness at the Schools (WITS), and also The US Japan Council. Candice is featured in and leads to dozens of food, health, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle books as a health writer
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