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Candice Kumai              

Chef & Best-Selling Author; Former TV Host & Model

Named “The Golden Girl of Wellness” by both ELLE and Forbes, Candice Kumai sits on The Well+Good Council and was recently chosen as one of Arianna Huffington’s “Top 20 New Role Models.” 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," she combines her wellness wisdom and traditional Japanese heritage with culinary prowess.

Kumai contributes to numerous, national wellness and lifestyle publications including Vogue, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Bon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good, Pop Sugar, Girlboss and Byrdie. A Top Chef alumna, Kumai has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America & Beat Bobby Flay.

She 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. She hosts a wildly popular weekly podcast, "Wabi Sabi" in the US.

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