Candice Kumai is an internationally-renowned wellness expert, chef, and content creator, described by ELLE magazine as “The Golden Girl of the Wellness World.”
Candice sits on The Well+Good Council and was recently named one of Arianna Huffington’s “Top 20 New Role Models in 2017.”
Born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, Candice grew up in a mixed culture home – celebrating Japanese traditions and cuisine from a young age, and honing a cosmopolitan perspective that continues to inspire her work today.
Candice is a classically trained chef, wellness journalist, and five-time, best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy, and Cook Yourself Thin.
Candice contributes to numerous, national wellness and lifestyle publications including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good, Pop Sugar, and Byrdie. A Top Chef alumna and Food Network regular, Candice has appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay.
Candice’s dedication to philanthropy and volunteer efforts includes partnerships with City Harvest NYC, The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), 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. She serves as a mentor for high school and college students through Health Corps and The Resolution Project.
A sought after keynote speaker, Candice has shared her message with global brands and institutions including Adidas, Nike, Chanel, Shiseido, Whole Foods, Samsung, Reebok, the NBA, The New York Times, Equinox, SoHo House, Lululemon, Yale University, University of San Diego, ABC Home Deepak Chopra Center, Thrive Global, and The Natural Gourmet Institute.
Candice is a former model, lover of vegan cake baking, matcha making, and is a total sneakerhead. In her “downtime,” Candice enjoys avocados, her cat Sisi, and a good-ass barre class. Instagram her love notes and your CK recipe pics @CandiceKumai. Get the latest at CandiceKumai.com.
____________________________________________________________“Candice brings together this powerful fusion of wellness wisdom and culinary prowess. Plus she has the ability to communicate about these things in a clever, relatable and truly beautiful way that draws in and inspires people.”
— Sadira Furlow, Arianna Huffington + Pinterest, as they honoured Candice in 2017
“Candice’s social channels share heartfelt personal stories about travel and persistence alongside photos of clean, nutritious, beautiful food.” – Well + Good
“A digital influencer with a fit image” – Wall Street Journal
“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” – ELLE
“The Clean Queen. Candice is widely recognized as one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country” – CBS This Morning
“Top 20 New Role Model” – Arianna Huffington
“An extraordinary millennial redefining the world as we know it” – Candice Kumai, as a Levo 100 member