Kathleen Daeleman’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Named one of the country’s “Top Ten Rising Star Chefs” by John Mariani, Chef Kathleen Daelemans’ recipes have been showcased in respected food and wine journals including Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Eating Well.
Not only has Kathleen Daelemans received praised from the culinary community, but her work is regularly featured in fashion and fitness magazines such as Elle, Shape, Self, Harper’s Bazaar, L.A. Style, Fitness, Esquire and House Beautiful. Richard Sax, Roy Yamaguchi and others have showcased Chef Daelemans’ recipes in books featuring West Coast, Pacific Rim and American Regional cooking.
A sought-after guest on radio and TV talk show circuits, Chef Kathleen Daelemans is a powerful motivational speaker and travels the country speaking at health, wellness and fitness related events, conferences, fairs and luncheons.
Katleen Daelemans is also the author of the New York Times best selling cookbook, Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss, Getting Thin & Loving Food! 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be, and Chef Kathleen’s Cooking Thin Daybook: A 52 Week Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit and Eat Right.
When it comes to healthy cooking and eating, Kathleen Daelemans is “her own best advertisement,” having lost 75 pounds when creating a new regional cuisine for one of the world’s most luxurious five-star resort and spas, The Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawai’i. While at Café Kula, her restaurant at the resort, Chef Daelemans cooked for and gave private cooking lessons to celebrity guests including Sharon Stone, Kathy Smith, Suzanne Sommers and Paula Abdul.
Kathleen Daelemans, the slimmed down chef – 75 pounds and counting – is no stranger to television. Chef Daelemans combines her comedic banter and culinary wizardry with a modern sensibility towards good health regularly on NBC’s Today. She wrote and hosted a weekly Food Network show,Cooking Thin with Kathleen Daelemans for three seasons.
In addition to regular appearances on NBC’s Today, Chef Kathleen Daelemans has appeared on hundreds of local and national television and radio shows including Oprah, NBC’s Dateline, and CNN Headline News. Chef Daelemans’ ordinary-girl success story, vibrant spirit, and humor have made her an inspiration to millions of Food Network viewers.
Chef Kathleen Daelemans has been featured in several national satellite media campaigns and is active on the national lecture circuit. Her insights, recipes, kitchen tricks and tips enrich and entertain audiences nationwide.
More About Chef Kathleen Daelemans. . .
Kathleen Daelemans is in constant demand to showcase her celebrated cooking at prestigious local and national food events and benefits. She cooked alongside culinary superstar Wolfgang Puck at the Ritz Carlton’s annual Big Island Bounty culinary extravaganza and was invited to cook with five chefs from the United States and France including Joachim Splichal and Gerard Vie, for “City-Meals-on-Wheels” at New York City’s fabled, Tavern on the Green.
Before founding Café Kula, Kathleen Daelemans began her career in an apprenticeship at Yosemite National Park’s four star Ahwahnee Hotel. During her three years there Chef Daelemans assisted visiting luminaries such as Larry Forgione, Narsai David, Ken Frank, Joyce Goldstein and Marcel Desaulniers. She then moved to San Francisco’s renowned, Zuni Café, where she spent four years working closely with chef/owner, Judy Rodgers, learning the Provencal and Italian techniques that laid the foundation for her unique culinary style.
Chef Daelemans also wrote and hosted the highest rated cooking Pledge Special for Public Television and is producing her own series to be distributed by American Public Television.