Experience Overview

With as many years as Top Chef and other reality cooking shows have been on the air, there have been countless celebrity chefs who had a quick burst of fame and then faded back into obscurity. To have long-term success, a chef needs to have that rare combination of personality and culinary talent, and Chef Nyesha Arrington undoubtedly has plenty of both. It has been nearly a decade since Arrington burst onto the national scene, but she was honing her skills well before that after learning from her grandmother while growing up in California. After culinary school, she worked with several world-class chefs before breaking out on her own. Now you can tap into her culinary magic with our Nyesha Arrington Digital Dining Experience featuring “Pantry Essentials.”

Your virtual cooking experience with Chef Nyesha Arrington will be a fully produced video event including custom show graphics with an interactive class and demonstration hosted by Nyesha herself. In advance of your class, we’ll send you a digitally designed recipe care with a custom developed meal kit with everything you’ll need to cook right along with Nyesha. And this will be much more than just following her directions—you will be able to make live comments and ask questions during the demonstration. We can even put together a customized business component to kick off the event.

While Nyesha was originally best known in L.A., where two of her restaurants made the “Best 101 of Los Angeles” list, she’s now recognized around the world for the creativity, passion and fun that she brings to the kitchen, and of course the great food that comes out of her kitchen. Her latest project, the cooking show “Improv Kitchen,” is perfectly named for her skills, as she can create a wonderful meal out of just about any ingredients. And now you can raise your own cooking game to the next level with our Nyesha Arrington Residence Essentials Digital Dining Experience!

About Chef Nyesha Arrington

Chef Nyesha J. Arrington has been in love with the kitchen since cooking alongside her Grandmother at a young age.  Born in Southern California, Arrington was introduced early to diverse foods such as bulgogi, octopus, and homemade kimchi. These first stages of culinary experiences shape Arrington’s palate development and her ideas about cooking by culture. Integrating flavors and techniques from around the world, Arrington is able to create a global style that is both personal and unparalleled. Graduating culinary school in 2002, Arrington has cooked in some of the highest regarded kitchens in the world. Pulitzer prize winning, late, great Jonathan Gold put both of her past  LA restaurants in the “Best 101 of Los Angeles”, and being quoted in the Los Angeles Times stating, “Her food tastes like LA”.

Arrington is celebrated for her advocacy of using farm fresh, local, and responsibly sourced ingredients and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, GQ, Cooking Channel, Essence Magazine and the New York Food & Wine Festival. She is featured on the Cover of The Rachael Ray Everyday (March 2019) and Delta Airlines’ Sky Magazine (May 2018). Today Arrington hosts a new cooking show called “Improv Kitchen” and is Executive Director for non-profit The Collective Identity.

Her greatest enthusiasm will always be cooking food for others, creating “Food that Hugs the Soul.” Arrington continues to innovate by drawing from inspirations of her diverse cultural background and Classic French-technique while maintaining her mission to spread the message of love through food using every plate as a new canvas of creation.