Chef Nyesha J. Arrington is a California native born into a multicultural family, best known for her accomplishments as a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur and TV personality. By integrating flavors and techniques from around the world, she has created a global style that is both personal and unparalleled. She is celebrated for her advocacy of using farm fresh, local and responsibly sourced ingredients, and strives to champion her community and create “food that hugs the soul."
A graduate of the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, Arrington has been praised by the likes of legendary Chef Joel Robuchon, Chef Claude Le Tohic and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, who went on to place both of Arrington's dining concepts in his iconic list of 101 Best Restaurants.
Chef Arrington has headlined the Austin Food & Wine Festival and the New York Wine & Food Festival and has been featured on the covers of Rachael Ray Everyday and Delta Sky Magazine. Her recipes have also graced the pages of Food & Wine, GQ, Bon Appétit, Essence and Vox, as well as appeared on a number of television and streaming platforms.
She continues to innovate and draw inspiration from her vibrant cultural background and French-technique while upholding her mission to spread the message of love through food, using every plate as a new journey of discovery.