Born in Nashville, TN, Arnold spent a majority of his childhood traveling between his parents’ homeland of South East Asia and touring the world as a competitive and professional Ice Skater. After attending the Institute of Culinary Education and a short stint in New York City, Arnold returned to Nashville to begin his culinary pursuits. Being raised in the restaurant industry, proprietorship is not unfamiliar.
Currently, Arnold is the Executive Chef and Owner of four popular restaurants in Music City, USA. His establishments have been recognized locally on numerous occasions as “the best of” and continues to grow his brand on the national level as reflected in publications such as GQ Magazine , Epicurious, and Eater.com and as a contestant on the popular Emmy award winning television program Top Chef. In addition to Arnold’s contribution to the food scene, he is also a savvy event planner and skilled mixologist. Outside of the kitchen, Arnold is very active in the community, supporting charities and the growth of Nashville’s independent dining scene. His family supports orphanages in Burma and Thailand where he too plays an active part by assuring proper nutrition.
In addition to Arnold’s entrepreneurial goals, he hopes to start a non-profit foundation in the near future. Arnold also has a side kick, his alter ego (also known as) Suzy Wong. Suzy Wong is a marketing character of female persona which often times is seen out at social events or in the media as a philanthropic domestic diva.