In August 2010, Aarti Sequeira won season six of Food Network’s number one series, 'The Next Food Network Star', landing the ultimate dream culinary job: her very own Food Network show, 'Aarti Party'. She draws from her Indian heritage to put approachable and delicious twists on all-American classics.
In January 2012, Aarti makes her Cooking Channel debut as food correspondent on 'Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping'.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism with an adjunct major in International Relations then worked at CNN in both Chicago and New York. She married her college sweetheart in 2003, moved to Los Angeles, and worked in a variety of freelance gigs.
She decided to explore her culinary calling by attending The New School of Cooking in California where she earned her professional cooking certificate. She then combined her educational and professional backgrounds in journalism with her passion for food into a successful blog and online cooking-variety show, “Aarti Paarti” (www.aartipaarti.com). She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Brendan.