New York, NY
Chopping leeks on a really stressful day. Slicing fresh salmon sashimi... like butter.
Artist. Author. Food writer. Judge on Iron Chef America. Contributing Editor @Shape Magazine, Columnist @ Men's fitness & total food-geek.
Candice Kumai received her culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts & has cooked in several California based restaurants. Candice is currently a judge on Iron Chef America, cookbook author, Contributing Editor to Shape magazine and a columnist for the new Men's Fitness magazine.
Candice is the author of "Pretty Delicious" and "Cook Yourself Sexy." By the age of 30 Candice has contributed to over six different cookbooks, including the New York Times #1 bestseller “Cook Yourself Thin”, "Skinny Bitch Cookbook" by Kim Barnouin and "Recipe Rehab Cookbook" she is currently working on several new book projects to launch in 2013/2014.
Candice Kumai was the youngest contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” at the age of 23. Since the age of 25, Candice has been featured as a regular guest on shows such as; Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Today, Access Hollywood and E! News. Candice’s mission is to help all of us ‘get real with our foods again.’ Through farm to table initiatives and going back to the soil, an understanding of where our food comes helps us all take better care of ourselves.
In 2012 Candice began hosting workshops in New York City at the James Beard Foundation on “Kickstarting your First Cookbook.” She lives to inspire her local community and peers at to pursue their dreams in food-writing and cooking through many of her workshops. She has been an ambassador to the White House AAPI Alliance as well as a speaker at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a panelist for Harlem’s Farm to Table initiatives.
A true believer in balance, Candice invites us to reclaim our health, bodies and minds by choosing the right foods and changing our minds about dieting. She believes we can do this by Thinking Outside The Box – literally – putting that packaged food down! – and rediscover what real, sexy and delicious food is again. Enjoy your food, because life is full of good taste.
Messermeister knives last forever.
Cook Yourself Sexy, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Thin