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Kathleen Daelemans has written and hosted cooking shows for Food Network - Cooking Thin with Kathleen Daelemans and PBS Getting Thin and Loving Food and is currently in pre-production for a brand new cooking show.

She's the author of three cookbooks including the New York Times best selling cookbook, Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Getting Thin & Loving Food! 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) and Chef Kathleen's Cooking Thin Daybook: A 52 Week Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit and Eat Right (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

In addition to regular appearances on NBC's Today, Daelemans has appeared on hundreds of local and national television and radio shows including Oprah, NBC's Dateline, and CNN Headline News.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 Daelemans received praise 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 Daelemans' recipes in books featuring West Coast, Pacific Rim and American Regional cooking.

When it comes to healthy cooking and eating, 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, Hawaii. While at Café Kula, her restaurant at the resort, Daelemans cooked for and gave private cooking lessons to celebrity guests including Sharon Stone, Kathy Smith, Suzanne Sommers and Paula Abdul.