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About Candice

Wellness Director, Best-selling Author, Influencer, Speaker, Leading Wellness Journalist, Writer, Creative Director, Chef

Candice Kumai is one of the country’s leading wellness journalists and the most trusted source in clean eating. She is a 5x best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy, and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice is a regular contributor to E! News, The Dr. Oz Show and NBC’s Today. A clasically trained chef and Top Chef alumna (season 1), Candice appears as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She contributes regularly to health and lifestyle publications such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Self, Yoga Journal, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and Well + Good.

As an invited speaker, Candice has spread her message of wellness in collaboration with global brands and institutions including Nike, Adidas, Whole Foods, Reebok, the NBA, The New York Times, SoHo House, The Bar Method, The James Beard Foundation, The Deepak Chopra Center at ABC Home, Lululemon, Yale University, University of San Diego, ABC Home, NYC Slow Food, and The Natural Gourmet Institute.

Candice is still obsessed with avocados and coconut. She lives in NYC & runs her own small business producing, writing, directing + creating original content. She is currently writing her sixth book on Japanese wellness with HarperCollins publishing. Yes, she is single, perhaps not for long.


ck-wink-wink-barreCandice has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic work, volunteering and mentoring in her community. She works in collaboration with The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), The Resolution Project, Thousand Days, The Japan Society, Wellness in The Schools (WITS), Health Corps, The US Japan Council, The Chef’s Garden, and The James Beard Foundation on a volunteer basis. She serves as a mentor for high school and college students through Health Corps and The Resolution Project, and volunteers at her local hometown church as well as soup kitchens throughout San Diego, CA.


Candice’s Reel:

What They're Saying

“The Clean Queen. Candice is widely recognized as one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country.”
“A trailblazing millennial, changing the world as we know it.”
"Candice Kumai is the golden girl of the wellness world. She’s a go-to source on all things clean eating and also serves up some serious #fitspiration to tens of thousands on social media."
"A digital influencer with a fit image."


Candice is featured in and contributes to top tier publications, shows and brands.

Giving Back

Candice contributes her efforts to dozens of charitable organizations each year. She believes that each of us has a gift and a calling, to better our community and one-another through our talents.


Candice curates

More Clean Green Love For Y'All

Japanese Beauty

Candice's Clean Matcha Smoothie

My Clean Matcha Smoothie is perf before a meditation or yoga session. I highly recommend cleansing all areas of your life: mental, physical and spiritual.


Matcha Pistachio Crusted Halibut

It should be no secret that MATCHA green tea really is my one true...


How to Quit Sugar

How to quit sugar, for good.