3 Reasons to Travel with Nyesha Arrington
You may have seen Chef Nyesha Arrington pop up on your TV screen. The skilled chef has competed on two seasons of Top Chef, Esquire TV’s Knife Fight and Iron Chef America. She started cooking professionally at the age of 17 and has yet to take off her apron. Nyesha's insatiable curiosity has taken her from her hometown of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Hawaii to the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong. She’s loves to discover commonalities across cultures and can’t wait to experience Morocco through her favorite medium—food.
As an Angelino born and raised, Nyesha has that calm, cool SoCal vibe. She’s authentically herself with a warmth that radiates in her smile and her cooking. After all, she wants her food to “hug you from the inside.”
A Creative Mind
Nyesha comes from a family of creatives. Her father was a musician and screenwriter, her mother a seamstress. As a child she sculpted, painted and practiced martial arts. Nyesha credits her martial arts training with teaching her the mindset and discipline to be a chef.
Open To Experiences
Growing up in a mixed Black and Korean household, Nyesha learned to eat kimchi with chopsticks from an early age. Her grandmother introduced her to cooking at four years old, and she’s been experimenting with flavors ever since.