Host of Bikini Lifestyles "Wine Dine and Workout" on national public television, independent cable networks and the award-nominated Bikini Lifestyles on AM 790 KABC radio, Chef Susan Irby The Bikini Chef™ is known for her "figure flattering flavors" and talent for interviewing celebrities, leading chefs and fitness champions such as Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, Wolfgang Puck, former Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild, Iron Chef Cat Cora, Chopped's Ted Allen, Food Network's Richard Ruskell, CNN Hero Chef Bruno Serato, Venus Williams, Denise Austin, Olympic champion Katie Uhlaender and fashion designer Donna Karan.
Vice President, Pink Bikini Productions, LLC
As food and fitness correspondent, you’ve seen Chef Susan The Bikini ChefTM on FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, Max Muscle magazine, First for Women, Self, NBCLA.com, New York Post, NY Times, Catering magazine, Lake magazine, SheKnows.com, BBC Radio, The Mail on Sunday, and host of the OC Home & Garden Show , Taste of Anaheim, Desert Woman’s Show, judge for The Chocolate Event, 2010 & 2011 Barista Challenge, the OC Great Park Taste event and more. She has cooked with Master Chef George McNeill, Ming Tsai, Todd English, and Rocco Dispirito, has taught for Sub Zero Wolf, Gelsons, Whole Foods, Chef’s Inc, Sur La Table, WPO, Bloomingdales, LAUSD Nutrition in the Schools program, Laguna Culinary Arts, Saddleback College.
8-time author, Chef Susan The Bikini ChefTM helps people obtain their healthy bikini goals by focusing on lifestyle change rather than a short term diet. Her newest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook arrives in store July 3, 2012 (Penguin Publishing) and is the most recent addition to her series of successful healthy cookbooks including Substitute Yourself Skinny(Adams Media 2010), Boost Your Metabolism (Adams Media 2010), and the $7 a Meal series with Quick & Easy Meals, Healthy Meals, and Pressure Cooker Meals (Adams Media 2009, 2010).
Susan gained inspiration from her mother, a culinary arts major. “My college foundation was journalism but my mom’s cooking stuck with me,” shares Susan. Known as the friend who could make a healthy meal out of anything, Susan has never been afraid to experiment in the kitchen. “Cooking was a way to relax, ” says Susan. “Then others asked me to teach them my flavorful bikini secrets and The Bikini ChefTM was born.” Susan expanded her culinary knowledge Italy and France working with Master Chefs. As co-host of Bikini Llifestyles “Wine, Dine, and Workout” on national public television, independent cable networks, and the award-nominated Bikini Lifestyles on AM 790 KABC, Steve Valentine delightfully entertains with his humor, wit, and loving character as part of the Bikini Lifestyles cast.
Denice Fladeboe, Executive Producer
President, Pink Bikini Productions, LLC
President, Fladeboe Automotive Group
Business savvy Denice Fladeboe knows a good thing when she sees it. Now in its 12th season, Denice is the President of Pink Bikini Productions, LLC, Executive Producer and co-host of Bikini Lifestyles “Wine, Dine, and Workout” on national public television and the award-nominated Bikini Lifestyles on AM 790 KABC radio Los Angeles. Denice brings her cool-as-a-cucumber charm, experience in business, world travels, culinary expertise, fitness, and family as a wife and mother of three in electrifying commentary and banter each week with Bikini Lifestyles diverse roster of guests.
Denice Fladeboe… businesswoman, philanthropist, jetsetter, wife, and mother always finds time for charitable causes in Orange County, California. Denice initiated her company’s, the Fladeboe Automotive Group, partnership with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) and their memorial fund as well as with Habitat for Humanity. She has also served as the President of the Executive Board for The Sophisticates of ATSC (Assessment and Treatment Services Center), a non-profit guild raising donations for counseling services for at-risk children and families in the Orange County area and was honored with the highest acknowledgement for volunteerism, the Terry Olshevski award. Denice served five years on the Executive Board of Directors of The Sound of Music (SOM), a non-profit guild for The Orange County Performing Arts and is a 5-year member of The Center Stars, Orange County Performing Arts guild. Also a longtime member of the Disney Diva’s.
When not on the air, Denice is President and CEO of Fladeboe Buick, GMC, Fladeboe Honda and Fladeboe Volkswagen and President of the Irvine Auto Center Dealers Association and continues in that position today. Denice began her business career at the young age of 14 by working at her father’s Lincoln Mercury dealership, moving through all departments and learning on the job. Denice attended the National Automobile Dealers Associations Dealer Academy in Virginia and completed their Successors graduate program. The lessons learned at the Dealer Academy have given her the tools to integrate her educational experience with her years of practical work experience.