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, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Well + Good, Girlboss and Byrdie. She contributes to: Forbes, The 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 was translated and published in ten countries, including Brazil, Russia, China, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands, and Czech Republic. Candice is currently shooting with NHK World in Tokyo & The Today Show coverage for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in NYC, LA and Japan. She is writing her seventh book with Audible. Follow Candice @candicekumai and at CandiceKumai.com.
Candice resides between LA + NYC. She has written, art directed and creative directed her own work since 2008.
**Candice is not an “influencer”. Candice is represented by UTA.
“Kumai is paving the way for women in traditionally male-dominated industries, the secret wellness ingredients in her pantry and why ancient Japanese self-care rituals are more relevant than ever.” – FORBES
“Candice’s books are an exploration of culture, heritage, mind-body wellness, and spirituality that you’re more likely to find in a memoir – Perhaps the most powerful way to share these traditional Japanese wellness practices is through food, and Kumai deftly mixes old-school with new. Turn to her for thoughtful guidance, reflection, and inspiration.” – GOOP
“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
“One of our favorite culture and travel writers” – TODAY show
“Top 20 New Role Model” – Arianna Huffington
“One of my favorite clean eating Chefs, Candice Kumai” – Dr. Oz
“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