Nyesha Arrington Biography
Nyesha Arrington is an American TV Personality, Restaurateur, and Chef well-known for appearing in several shows such as “Next Level Chef”, “Chopped Next Gen”, “Grade A Kitchen”, and “The Taste”. She has also starred in other shows such as “Top Chef” and “Chef Hunter”.
Nyesha Arrington Age
Arrington was born on October 18, 1981, in Southern California, United States. She is therefore 42 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 18th of October every year.
Nyesha Arrington Height
Arrington stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Nyesha Arrington Family
Arrington was born to Sophia Yvonne Arrington (mother) and John Edward Arrington (father). Her mom works as a seamstress, whereas her dad is a bass-music player. Arrington grew up alongside her sister, Janet Lee Arrington. Janet is also passionate about music like her dad – she plays drums. Breaking down further to Arrington’s family roots, she has a grandmother, Ai-Soon Lee, who played an integral part in the foundation of Arrington’s cooking skills.
Nyesha Arrington Husband
Arrington is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Arrington being in any past relationship with anyone. There is also no information regarding whether Arrington has any kids or not. Arrington likes spending her spare time snowboarding, trying new recipes, chilling at the beach, or just doing any outdoor activity.
Nyesha Arrington Net Worth
Arrington has an estimated net worth of between $1.5 Million and $2 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality, Restaurateur, and Chef.
Nyesha Arrington Education
Arrington is a proud alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, where she attended from 2001 to 2003. She graduated with an Associate Of Science Degree in Culinary Arts from the university. Arrington had her high school studies at Lancaster High School.
Nyesha Arrington Career (Jobs)
Arrington has held various positions in the culinary industry. She has been serving as the President of Arrington LLC in Los Angeles, CA since October 2018. Prior to this role, she demonstrated her culinary skills as the Executive Chef and Partner at Native from August 2017 to March 2019. In her role as Chef Partner at LEONA from November 2014 to February 2017, she contributed to the culinary scene in Los Angeles, CA.
Arrington also served as the Executive Chef at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, California, from March 2011 to June 2013, and as the Executive Chef at Spice Mill Restaurant in the British Virgin Islands from March 2010 to March 2011. Her culinary journey includes roles such as Chef de Cusine at Cache Restaurant (July 2009 – August 2010), Chef de Partie at The Mansion Robuchon (April 2007 – June 2009), and Sous Chef at Lemon Moon in Century City (October 2002 – September 2004). Earlier in her career, she showcased her skills as the Lead Grill Cook at Charlie’s Steakhouse in Orlando, Florida, from May 2002 to November 2003.
Before diving into cooking, Arrington was really into art. She tried watercolor, sculpting, photography, and pointillism classes to learn about textures, colors, and how to put things together. This all shows up in her cooking style now. She says, “For me, each plate is like a canvas.”
Arrington fell in love with cooking when she was a little girl, starting at the age of five with her Korean grandmother. She learned to cook a variety of foods like bulgogi, octopus, and homemade kimchi. These early cooking experiences played a big role in shaping Arrington’s taste preferences and her approach to cooking. Now, by bringing together flavors and techniques from different parts of the world, Arrington has developed a unique and personal cooking style that stands out.
Arrington took a significant step in her career when she connected with the person who would shape her professional journey and make her dreams come true. Josiah Citrin, the Chef/Owner of the well-regarded 2 Michelin Star Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, California, became her mentor. Recognizing Arrington’s raw talent, Citrin guided her in his kitchen, imparting essential techniques and discipline that would stay with her. He appointed her as the saucier at Mélisse and later entrusted her with helping open two more restaurants in Santa Monica.
Arrington has made appearances on various shows, like “StarChefs” and “Restaurant Hospitality”. She was also a guest chef at the popular Test Kitchen in the year 2011. That year, she took part in two reality cooking shows at the same time – Food Network’s “Chef Hunter,” and Bravo’s “Top Chef”, winning the competition on the latter. She was a contestant on Top Chef: Texas Season 9 in the year 2011. Zagat recognized her in the subsequent year (2012) as among the “30 Under 30.” Additionally, Eater LA honored her with the Chef of the Year award in the year 2015.
Arrington has also gained recognition as among the 69 most interesting people to watch in the year 2012. Her appearances extended to TV, with features on KTLA and “Good Food” on KCRW. In the following year (2013), she emerged victorious on the cooking competition show “Knife Fight” on the Esquire Network. Later in the year 2014, she made a return to “Knife Fight,” but this time as a Guest Chef Judge. Chef Arrington has ventured into entrepreneurship, launching projects like the recent “Food is Art” dinner installation. She also engages in nationwide cooking demonstrations and events.
Nyesha Arrington Next Level Chef Sn 3
Arrington is a co-host, mentor, and judge in FOX’s show, Next Level Chef, which premiered its latest season (3) on January 28, 2024. On the show, Chefs Richard Blais, and Gordon Ramsay mentor skilled chefs guiding them through special cooking challenges in a unique culinary competition. The aim is to discover the next big star in the world of food.
Nyesha Arrington Volunteer Work
Beyond her culinary pursuits, Arrington actively supports the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, sustainable farming, and various community organizations. Her involvement includes backing events like California Spirit for the American Cancer Society, Taste of the Nation for Share Our Strength, Planned Parenthood, California WineMasters for Cystic Fibrosis, Destin Charity Wine Auction, Good Food Festival Santa Monica, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions, and Plate by Plate for Project by Project.
Nyesha Arrington Nationality and Ethnicity
Arrington was born in California, United States, hence she holds American nationality. When it comes to her ethnicity, she is multiracial – her mom and grandma are Korean, while her dad is African.
Nyesha Arrington Real Name and Nickname
Arrington’s birth name is “Nyesha Joyce Arrington”. She has a nickname, “The Ninja”.
Nyesha Arrington Website
Arrington has a website, where she updates her portfolio. To view the website, click HERE.
Nyesha Arrington Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 184K followers on Instagram.