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From His Mother’s Kitchen to Michelin Star - Vikas Khanna Celebrates the Opening of Bungalow on That’s Total Mom Sense

From His Mother’s Kitchen to Michelin Star - Vikas Khanna Celebrates the Opening of Bungalow on That’s Total Mom Sense

In this special feature celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month we shine a spotlight on Kanika Chadda Gupta, an exemplar of how AAPI figures are sculpting impactful legacies in diverse arenas. As a former CNN journalist and a mother of three, including twins, Kanika masterfully blends her rich heritage and media acumen on her hit podcast, That's Total Mom Sense.

That's Total Mom Sense is more than a podcast; it’s a vibrant community where the complexities of parenthood are unraveled with empathy, humor, and profound insights. Each episode, Kanika engages with a roster of luminaries, from Chelsea Clinton to Kelly Rowland, digging into their personal and parenting odysseys.

In the recent episode Vikas Khanna: Ma Ki Rasaoi (From His Mother's Kitchen) to Michelin Star Kanika sits down with Vikas Khanna, an internationally renowned chef. As featured in Forbes, NY Times, Women's Wear Daily, New York Post, Gotham, and many others, Vikas recently opened Bungalow, an Indian escape in the East Village of New York, featuring an immersive dinning experience complimented by an elegant vintage aesthetic.

Vikas shares moving stories of his culinary journey and the profound influence of his mother and late sister on his life. He discusses the challenges he faced moving from Amritsar to New York City amid the Y2K hysteria and how he overcame adversity to achieve success. Starting from the ground up in a competitive environment, Vikas's humility and perseverance were crucial as he rose from his humble beginnings to become a celebrated Michelin-starred chef. His journey is a testament to the importance of embracing challenges and the transformative power of resilience and hard work.

Celebrated for his Michelin-starred achievements and philanthropic efforts, Vikas's narrative is beautifully interwoven with themes of resilience and familial bonds. Tune into That's Total Mom Sense to catch their entire conversation.

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In embracing her roots and leveraging her platform to broadcast diverse, powerful voices, Kanika Chadda Gupta exemplifies the dynamic spirit of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Kanika's work not only entertains and educates but also fosters a greater understanding of the nuanced narratives within the AAPI diaspora. Tune in to That's Total Mom Sense every Thursday to join in Kanika’s journey through the lens of parenthood crafted by an extraordinary voice in our community.

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