Trained chef, former line cook, former TV host, former-model-turned journalist, and a six-time, best-selling author.
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 will be released in ten languages, including Brazil, Russia, China, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, Poland, Netherlands, and the 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