Daphne Oz is a natural foods chef, New York Times Bestselling author, and co-host of ABC’s hit lifestyle series “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, “Top Chef” alum Carla Hall and style expert Clinton Kelly.
Oz is “The Chew’s” fresh face of healthy living and resident practical tipster, sharing helpful information and her unique personal insights to make healthy living fun, easy and — above all — delicious! For Daphne, it’s all about being healthy AND happy. This means: fresh, flavorful foods that are easy to prepare, smart ingredient swaps to help save on calories, and plenty of room for worthy indulgences.
Oz knows a thing or two about battling extra weight while maintaining her love of food and cooking. In 2006, she wrote her national bestseller, The Dorm Room Diet, sharing the healthy lifestyle plan she developed in college that helped her permanently shed over 30 pounds without ever giving up the foods she loves. In April 2013, Oz released hew New York Times bestseller, Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun, a cookbook and all-around lifestyle guide full of the tips and tricks she uses to achieve easy style at home and in her wardrobe, smart advice for career and happy relationships, and of course, tons of delicious recipes that make health a priority and not an obsession.
The daughter of Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Daphne Oz is a 2008 graduate of Princeton University, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and received her culinary degree from The Natural Gourmet Institute. In 2003, Oz helped found HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that provides nutrition, exercise and stress management education to teenagers in more than 50 schools nationwide.
Oz’s refreshing, realistic perspective on balancing the happy-healthy life has made her an in-demand speaker on all things food, style, and everyday fun. She and her husband, John, live in NYC. They welcomed a daughter, Philomena Bijou, in February 2014! Follow Daphne on Twitter and Instagram (@DaphneOz), Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.