Marlene Divina is the Founder and partner of divinAmerica. A James Beard Foundation award-wining author, editor, and writer.
As restaurateur and consultant, Marlene's project contributions range from public Smithsonian Institution legacy food concepts in the nation's capitol to the launch of original, cutting edge projects for independent ownership.
As recipe creator, Marlene has a passion for taste and drives the search for flavor solutions. As presenter, her wisdom and wit illuminates and inspires. And as recipe tester, her clear and practical approach to assessment and analysis shores the formula for consistency.
Under her creative and editorial guidance, we produce content for marketing and commercialization, social media talking points, training collateral, trade and news articles, and cookbooks.
Marlene provides the inspiration and foundation for our developing event enterprises.
Fernando Divina is the Director and partner for divinAmerica. An award winning restaurateur, hotelier, chef and grocer, as consultant, he creates food and beverage concepts with your team. For business startups, he interprets your goals and helps you shape, define and develop a plan of action from ideation through to live operations.
With decades of innovative project and business start-up experience, he is able to develop dynamic and creative solutions to expand your business or seed your new enterprise.
His tenacity and keen focus on client and partner goals has produced among the nation's most creative and enduring business models.