The Bikini Chef® Susan Irby, a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Certified Food Healer, is the creator of the concept, recipes, and content behind the successful brand, The Bikini Chef® which promotes “figure flattering flavors” and healthy lifestyles. What began as a cute, catchy nickname after sharing family stories of cooking on the lake in their bathing suits, The Bikini Chef® name has grown into a brand representing healthy lifestyles.
The Bikini Chef® leads by example proving that “healthy” foods taste GOOD, cooking “healthy” is FUN, and and exercise is COOL! Eating carrot sticks all day and killing yourself at the gym is not The Bikini Chef® way. Enjoying life, eating delicious, fresh foods, having fun with family and friends… THAT’S more like it! A healthy “bikini” body is attainable, whether you want to wear a bikini or not.
The Bikini Chef® is author of 9 books including Substitute Yourself Skinny, Boost Your Metabolism, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook, and most recently, The Bikini Chef® Diet and 30-Day Bikini Body Challenge.
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In a fast becoming crowded television culinary scene, in 2001, breakout culinary sensation, Susan Irby, turned to radio to launch her first culinary themed broadcast focused on fun, family-oriented recipes with Bikini Cooking with Susan™. Her first guest was Larry Romano who played Richie Ianucchi on the hit show, King of Queens, and cast members were Elina Madison who has starred in many feature films including The Black Tape, Jillian Clare who went on to play Abigail “Abby” Deveraux on Days of our Lives, Shannon Wise as Cabana Man Shan, and Snuggy Bear, created by Dave Shelton, was the original show mascot.
In 2004, Bikini Cooking with Susan™ radio show was picked up by KLAC AM 570 and re-named What’s Cookin’ with Susan. Right before the inaugural broadcast, Clear Channel owners designated KLAC as an all-sports station and the show fell dark until June 7, 2009 when it aired as a 1/2-hour program on KTLK AM-1150, another Clear Channel station. Creator, producer, and host, Susan Irby, was joined by co-hosts, Denice Fladeboe who was President of Fladeboe Automotive Group of Irvine, the show’s title sponsor, and best-selling author, Kelly E. Carter. Six months after the show began, it was expanded to a one-hour format and moved to KFWB News Talk 980.
In 2011, the show moved to Talk Radio 790 KABC and Susan re-named the show The Bikini Lifestyles® Show because she determined that the name “What’s Cookin’ with Susan” did not adequately describe the healthy lifestyle of both lower fat, lower calorie recipes and regular fitness activities that Susan shares with her audience daily. Replacing Kelly E. Carter as co-host of the show was famed LA publicist, Steve Valentine of Valentine Group LA PR. After 2 years on the show, Steve left to focus solely on PR and the key hosts remained, Susan Irby with co-host, Denice Fladeboe.
The Bikini Lifestyles® Show grew and Susan added the tagline, “Where we Wine, Dine and Workout” to easily describe the mission and objective of the show. Over the years, guests have included All-Pro football player Tony Gonzales, tennis pro Venus Williams, culinary icons such as Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton, Barbara Fairchild, Sara Moulton, Giada Delaurentiis, and Patina Restaurant Group founder, Joachim Splichal, and celebrities such as Bill Engvall and rock legends, Gene Simmons and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen.
The Bikini Lifestyles® television show aired on PBS stations nationwide in 2012 and was awarded The TASTE Award for “Best Health and Fitness” television program in its inaugural season. Creator, producer and host, Susan Irby was joined by co-hosts Denice Fladeboe and Steve Valentine. The “Wine, Dine, and Workout” format proved a fun, entertaining and informative format for viewers having drawn comments from medical professionals such as “refreshing to see a fun show combining good health and fitness with healthier recipes”.
“Wine, Dine, and Workout” is currently in development as a network television series with Executive Producers Kac Young, Susan Irby and Denice Fladeboe. Expanding on the original The Bikini Lifestyles® television show format “Where we Wine, Dine, and Workout”, the current television show embraces the resort destination lifestyle as enivisioned by show creator, Susan Irby. Viewers are transported to lavish resorts adored by celebrities and learn the secrets to fitness and delicious, healthy foods while enjoying the relaxed resort lifestyle.
Skinny Cuisine® is a line of fresh frozen GMO-free, organic meals delivered to your door for less than $10 per day. These delicious and nutritious meals are The Bikini Chef® approved and meet the nutritional standards for The Bikini Chef® Diet plan.
Currently, Skinny Cuisine® meals are made by Artisan Bistro Pro and are available in meal packs of 14 or 28. Choose from meals such as Wild Alaskan Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde, Wild Alaskan Salmon with Pesto, Turkey Piccata, Chicken Romano, Chicken Spinach Curry, Chicken Creole, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Vegetable Curry, Chicken Verde, Mexican Style Chicken, Roasted Red Pepper Chicken, and Chicken Marsala.
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Skinny Cuisine® is a registered trademark owned by Pink Bikini Productions, LLC of which Susan Irby is Vice President.