AUTHOR, HOST: Susan Irby The Bikini Chef hosts Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” on PBS, AMERICA ONE, DirectTV, AM 790 KABC Los Angeles, and hosts LIVE events. Well-loved for her “figure flattering flavors”, Susan Irby The Bikini Chef brings to life good health, delicious recipes, and exercise tips.
Southern-born Susan Irby takes a healthy approach to her native Southern cuisine where “bikini cooking” all began and has transformed that to everyday healthy recipes for individuals and families. “I’ve always loved to cook. I get it from my mother,” shares The Bikini Chef. “Water skiing til dusk on Lake Martin, Alabama, our family would end up cooking and dining in our bathing suits… bikini cooking was born!” Bikini cooking is a healthy approach to cooking through using fresh ingredients like cilantro, basil, mint and other herbs, tangy citrus flavors, and lean proteins like salmon served with fresh vegetables such as red bell peppers, kale, and arugula greens. “I’ve always taken a healthy approach in my cooking classes, and once students learned about healthy recipes and “bikini cooking”, they knicknamed me The Bikini Chef!”, reflects Irby, The Bikini Chef for over 12 years. The Bikini Chef name stuck and became the foundation for Irby’s healthy recipes and everything-in-moderation lifestyle which includes regular workouts like running and yoga.
Susan Irby The Bikini Chef hosts Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” on PBS television network and Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” on AM 790 KABC radio. In print, Irby has authored 7 top selling cookbooks: The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook (2012 Penguin Publishing), Boost Your Metabolism (2010 Adams Media), Substitute Yourself Skinny (2010 Adams Media), $7 Healthy Meals, Quick and Easy Meals, and Pressure Cooker meals (2009, 2010 Adams Media), and Cooking With Susan, Southern Family Favorites (2000 Cookbook Publishers).
Susan, The Bikini Chef is proud to have interviewed numerous well-known Chefs and Celebrities. Among them: Wolfgang Puck, Sara Moulton, Cat Cora, Joachim Splichal, Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Billy Bush, Donna Karan, Venus Williams, Denise Austin, Valerie Waters, Olympic Champion Katie Uhlaender to name a few. “Fitness and food are essential to looking and feeling your best,” says The Bikini Chef. “In TV, radio, and in my cookbooks, I strive to give folks the tools they need to achieve their best.”
National and International media coverage: Top media features include Susan Irby The Bikini Chef’s recipes, cooking and fitness tips on: FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, NBCLA.com, Max Muscle magazine, First for Women, New York Post, NY Times, GEORGIA magazine, Catering Magazine, LAKE magazine, SheKnows.com, BBC Radio, The Mail on Sunday, Whole Foods Markets, Gelson’s Markets, OC TASTE Fest, OC Marathon, OC Home & Garden Show, TASTE of Anaheim, OC Great Park Taste, Desert Women’s Show Palm Desert, Festival of Arts, Art of Food and Wine Festival, Anaheim Dux in Tux, CNN Hero’s Chef Bruno Serato Anaheim White House Fundraising Dinner, Natural Products Expo and extensive media across the USA.
Restaurant trained in Europe with Italian Chef Francesco Berardinelli and French Master Chef Marc Meneau, The Bikini Chef has shared the spotlight with Master Chef George McNeill, Ming Tsai, Todd English, and Rocco Dispirito. She teaches regularly through cooking demonstrations at esteemed locations such as Sub Zero Wolf, Whole Foods Market, Chef’s Inc, Sur La Table, World President’s Organization, Bloomingdales, Los Angeles Unified School District, Food & Wine Festivals as well as in-home private dinners and classes.
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