CHEF NYESHA J. ARRINGTON
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: Culinary School at the Art Institute of California (Los Angeles, CA)
BACKGROUND: Melisse (Santa Monica, CA), L’Atelier and The Mansion (Las Vegas, NV), Wilshire Restaurant (Santa Monica, CA)
CURRENTLY: LEONA (Venice, CA)
WHY SHE IS AMAZING: Nyesha appeared simultaneously on two reality cooking shows as a cheftestant: Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas and Food Network’s series, Chef Hunter, where she won. In 2013 she won the cooking competition show “Knife Fight” on Esquire Network and later returned to Knife Fight in 2014 as a chef guest judge. Nyesha recently opened Leona in 2015. Leona was included in the Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. Nyesha was also awarded Eater LA’s Best Chef of the Year for 2015.