Chef Dave Fouts Joins WLS Channel Faculty

Charismatic cookbook author and WLS post-op David Fouts, known as the “world’s first bariatric chef,” has joined the faculty of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel and will host a new cooking show to debut this spring. After losing 200 pounds after bariatric surgery in 2002, Fouts began researching how to create pouch-friendly recipes that still tasted great. Now, as the newest member of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel faculty, his mission is to make mealtime enjoyable again for viewers who are learning new, healthy ways of eating post-op.

Chef Dave Fouts

After having weight loss surgery in 2002, Chef David Fouts quickly realized bariatric patients had no good resources for cooking advice. Using the skills he learned at the Florida Culinary Institute, Chef Dave began researching foods and taking the information offered by his dietician to develop pouch-friendly recipes and meal ideas that would make mealtime enjoyable again for other WLS patients.