Make every meal a moment.
Born in Nashville, TN, spending a majority of his childhood climbing 100 pound rice bags at his parents' restaurant and market and traveling to South East Asia for summer break, Arnold toured as a competitive and professional ice skater and soon after, attended the Institute of Culinary Education in 2003. He worked in Jean Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire before returning to Nashville for his own pursuits where he is a chef/owner/partner of three restaurants, a mixologist and corporate consultant. His work continues to be recognized on a national level as reflected in publications such as GQ Magazine, Epicurious, USA Today, and Eater.com and has also competed on the Emmy-award winning television program Top Chef, and most recently Food Network Star Season 11, guest judged multiple cooking shows for Food Network and Cooking Channel including Chopped Jr. and regularly appears on daytime ABC and CMT lifestyle show Pickler & Ben.
Arnold has cooked at the James Beard House in NYC, and toured as a culinary ambassador for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Currently in Los Angeles, Arnold has a web series, "Hint of Myint" and is active in the Pop-Up food movement, hosting and cooking for events with DTLA Dinner Club; a community builder for residents in downtown Los Angeles.
Arnold also has an alter ego Suzy Wong. Suzy Wong is a marketing character and female persona which often times is seen out at social events or in the media as a philanthropic domestic diva. She can also stir up a fierce cocktail and has great taste.
- Chef/Owner, Blvd Nashville
- Chef/Partner, Suzy Wongs House of Yum
- Chef/Owner, PM Nashville
- Cocktail Consultant, Cheesecake Factory Inc.