September 2021

Divya Gugnani



Divya Gugnani acquired a taste for her future in culinary arts while building a career in finance. In addition to a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Divya holds a degree from the French Culinary Institute, where she discovered her inner chef. With the creation of Behind the Burner, Divya blends her long-time passion for food with her expertise in business ventures. She regularly appears on WNBC, NBC’s New York Nonstop and MSNBC’s Your Business.


Divya’s Picks


Since I’m a bona fide food slut, I get turned on by all things culinary—from stainless steel cookware to gourmet meats.


Blue Star Cookware

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Tavern Direct Sauces

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Wine Thermometer

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Decanting Pourer and Vacuum Stopper

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Chocolate Fondue Set

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D’Artagnan Products

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  • Filming Behind the Burner segments with the hottest culinary experts
  • Cooking for friends and family (and experimenting with lighter versions of my favorite comfort foods)
  • Addicted to Bravo (especially Millionaire Matchmaker and Real Housewives of New York City)
  • Swimming when not doing “10-Minute Trainer”
  • Watching music videos on YouTube