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Candice Kumai

Candice Kumai

💖Wellness + food writer/director + chef 🌈 "The golden girl of wellness"-ELLE ⚡ Best-selling author, Japanese-American Girl

Stiletto Chef Inc, CEO

New York, NY

You are powerful beyond measure. Always do the right thing. Love yourself first. When your time is to come, when you are ripe, your whole world will begin to unfold.







2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Creatives

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Creatives category recognizes those who imagine—scientists, inventors, filmmakers, musicians, and all the forward-thinking innovators who shape the new.

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About Me

Hiya! I'm a wellness journalist, a professionally trained chef, and 5x best-selling author. I am a Top Chef (Season One!) Alumna, I judge on Iron Chef America & Beat Bobby Flay. I currently write for: Cosmopolitan, Shape, Yoga Journal, E! News, Clean Eating, Mind Body Green, Chalkboard Mag, Well + Good, Prevention, Men's Journal, Dr. Oz, The Good Life, Men's Fitness, Naturally Danny Seo Mag + more. I guest host and contribute to: E! News, Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show and write fabulous health and wellness books for you! I love what I do, my kitty Sisi, avocados, Napa, The Bar Method and anything coconut! More on my site: xxck

A little video on moi!

My TV REEL, Oooh-lala. Fancy huh?!

My Books you'll adore!

Clean Green Eats

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Clean Green Drinks

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Pretty Delicious

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The Today Show

Candice on the Today Show talking about healthy comfort foods!

E! News

Candice on E! News chatting about trending drinks for summertime!

recipes for you

Cleansing Cucumber Soup

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Sweet Potato Avocado Burger

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Kale Mushroom Gyoza

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Dr. Oz Show

Candice on Dr. Oz talking about healthy snack swaps!

Hearst Magazines

Journalist, Contributor

Contributing writer and digital contributor to Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar & CosmoBody.

E! Networks

E! News & E! Online The Fabulist Contributor

I'm a guest host on E! News & E! Online digital and editorial lifestyle content contributor. I also host E! News Special #FoodEnvy and am a regular writer for The Fabulist.


Top Chef Alumni, Bravo, Season one

California School of Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

The California School of Culinary Arts is where it all began (and refined!)