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About Candice

⚡"the wellness golden girl" - forbes

Named “The Golden Girl of Wellness” by both ELLE and Forbes, Candice sits on The Well+Good Council and was recently chosen as one of Arianna Huffington’s “Top 20 New Role Models.” Candice Kumai is a classically trained chef, former line cook, former TV host, and former-model-turned journalist. She is a six-time, best-selling author. With her latest book, Kintsugi Wellness Candice combines her wellness wisdom and traditional Japanese heritage with a culinary prowess.

Candice has bylines in Vogue, CosmopolitanBon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Well + Good, Girlboss and Byrdie. She contributes to: ForbesThe Wall Street Journal, Pop Sugar and Women’s Health. A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America & Beat Bobby Flay.

Candice is the former Food Editor-at-Large at Shape and Men’s Fitness and a columnist at Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines.

Candice’s new book will be released in ten languages, including Brazil, Russia, China, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands, and Czech Republic. Candice is currently shooting with Food Network, Vogue and NHK World in Tokyo & The Today Show coverage for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in NYC, LA and Japan. She hosts a wildly popular weekly podcast, Wabi Sabi in the US. Follow Candice @candicekumai and at CandiceKumai.com.

Candice resides between LA + NYC. 

“The Wellness IT-Girl. Candice Kumai’s social channels share heartfelt personal stories about travel and persistence alongside photos of clean, nutritious, beautiful food.” – Well + Good

“Top 20 New Role Model” – Arianna Huffington

“wellness goddess”- Girlboss

“Candice Kumai, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, TV host, and New York Times best-selling author of the Clean Green cookbooks franchise, 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

Green goddess Candice Kumai has the right idea when it comes to superfoods and super beauty. The former model, wellness author, TV host, and top chef knows that natural beauty is at the root of all great style, and that it starts with how you treat your insides.” – Chalkboard Mag

Candice’s Reel:

Candice’s 10 Years in the Biz:

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

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