About Devin

Devin Alexander is a Multi-Time New York Times Bestselling Author, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Sought After Keynote Speaker, Passionate Philanthropist and Celebrity Chef best known for decade-long stint as the Chef on NBC’s Biggest Loser. Devin’s unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her regular, major, national television appearances for close to 20 years, making her America’s Go-To Expert on Decadence without Consequence.  Having maintained her 70-pound weight loss for over 20 years, she lives and eats her message: you don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy.

Devin has shared her Devinly™ Decadent secrets as the host of Healthy Decadence on Discovery Health and Fit Tv, as Host of “America’s Chefs on Tour” on PBS and through frequent appearances on Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood Live, The Doctors, The View, OMG Insider, Dr. Phil, FOX, CNN, Food Network, and others as well as through over 500 magazine features in Prevention, Men’s Health, AARP and Shape to name a few. She’s served as Culinary Advisor to Men’s Fitness Magazine and Cooking Expert to Women’s Health in addition to penning columns in Clean Eating, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, American Fitness, et. al.

Devin has been named one of the most influential authors in the world. Her first cookbook, Fast Food Fix (Rodale, 2006) was featured as an editor’s top pick in USA Today and her follow-up The Biggest Loser Cookbook (Rodale, 2006), a companion to the hit NBC show, spent months on The New York Times Bestsellers List as did her The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook (Rodale, November 2008).  Devin’s The Most Decadent Diet Ever! (Broadway, 2008) revealed her secrets to living healthy without sacrificing the foods we all love and “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening” (Broadway 2010) provides the answer for people who think they are too busy to cook. It sold out on QVC.  Next she wrote the bestselling Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook (Rodale, November 2010), Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook (Rodale, March 2011) and Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook (Rodale, 2011), which spent weeks on The New York Times Bestsellers List.  Devin’s most recent bestseller, “You Can Have It” (American Diabetes Association, 2018) is designed to further help the one in three Americans struggling with Pre-Diabetes (or diabetes). 

After 9 years as the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Renee Catering then Executive Chef of Signature, Devinly Decadence™ Restaurants on Royal Caribbean Cruiseline, Devin travels the country keynote speaking, doing cooking demos, cooking bootcamps, consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies and advocating for the over 425,000 foster youth seeking loving homes in this country.  She’s served as an Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association, a Blogger for The American Heart Association, served on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Child Foundation and spent years as Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef to speak on “Obesity in America”.  She was recently named, “Inspirational Woman” of 2019 by NAWBO-LA (National Association of Women Business Owners) and was Honored by FirstStar.org. 

When Devin is not writing, speaking or consulting, she spends every possible minute with her precious, veggie-eating, 2-year-old she “snagged” from the Los Angeles County foster care system!  To stay fit, Devin is an avid tennis player, currently competing on a championship USTA team. 

Maintained her 70 pound weight loss for over 20 years.

“Working in an industry where looking and feeling healthy really matters, I’m excited about The Most Decadent Diet Ever! Sometimes I just want to indulge and now Devin has brought us options to satisfy our cravings guilt-free. — Niki Taylor – supermodel and entrepreneur

“They [Devin’s brownies] played no small role in my recovery [from back surgery] — Jenna Fischer (Pam from “The Office”) on the Tonight Show

“As every chef knows, great recipes are top secret. We are flattered by Devin Alexander’s efforts to replicate our world famous sauce, wrote Chef Dan Coudreaut, McDonald’s Director of Culinary Innovation

“After surviving a life threatening heart attack over 20 years ago I learned the importance of eating right. Now with 2 young sons I am making sure that I not only watch what I eat but what they are eating too. After meeting Devin a few years ago I have asked her to join me in fighting issues around obesity and heart disease. Devin’s efforts to create delicious and healthy recipes are easy to prepare and are a mainstay in the King household. — Larry King

“I am the Biggest Loser so calorie consciousness is my #1 priority. This book [I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening!] helped me see the light! I truly can eat everything I love without feeling deprived, thank you Devin! — Ali Vincent, First Female Biggest Loser and Author of Believe It, Be It

“The first step to getting in shape is finding a nutrition plan that you can stick with, and you’ve just found it! Devin is the master of creating healthy recipes that won’t sabotage your weight-loss goals! — Kim Lyons – Former Trainer, NBC’s The Biggest Loser