Food Is Art - A Dinner Installation By Nyesha J. Arrington On 1/19 & 1/20

Dinner Proceeds to Benefit Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles

Chef Nyesha J. Arrington, acclaimed Los Angeles Chef and Top Chef Contestant

Chef Nyesha J. Arrington presents her pop-up dinner, "Food is Art" - A Dinner Installation" with a four course tasting dinner inspired by color. Nyesha, whose heritage is Korean, African American and Cherokee Indian comes from an artistic family; both her father and sister are musicians, and before pursuing a culinary career she aspired to be a sculptor. Her creative upbringing is reflected in Nyesha's approach to cooking, which she considers an art. "Every plate is like a canvas," says Nyesha. "I love the process." The four course dinner will benefit the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), which was founded as a working part of the Hollywood Economic Revitalization Effort. The organization has become one of the leading producers of farmer's markets and Los Angeles County. The dinner will be held at The Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood. Opened in 2009, the Farmer's Kitchen is a direct extension of the freshest local crops and artisanal food offered every Sunday at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. Tickets are limited and available through Eventbrite for $65 per person or $85 for Chef's Table seating.

"Food is Art"
Chef Nyesha Arrington at The Farmer's Kitchen

Apple, Yuzu, Persian Cress

Nettles, Wheatberries, Pistachio

Calamari, Tangerine, Habanero

Charcoal-Dusted Rib-Eye

Date, Caramelized Honey, Sea Salt
Earth Tones

$65 per guest or $85 for Chef's Table seating
Gratuity not included; BYOB
Tickets available only through Eventbrite:

January 19, 2014
Two seatings - 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
$65 per guest or $85 for Chef's Table seating

January 20, 2014
One seating - 7 p.m.
$65 per guest or $85 for Chef's Table seating

The Farmer's Kitchen
1555 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nyesha's work is influenced by her mentors, Josiah Citrin and the legendary French chef Jo´┐Żl Robuchon. She is currently working as a Guest Chef, cooking at private dinner parties and assisting in restaurant openings nationwide. Nyesha was named a Rising Star by Angeleno in 2010. In 2011, she appeared simultaneously on two reality cooking shows as a contestant: Bravo's Top Chef: Texas and Food Network's series, Chef Hunter, where she won the competition for the next executive chef at Wilshire restaurant. In 2012, Nyesha was recognized by as one of the 30 Under 30 - LA's Hottest Up-And-Comers as well as Where LA's top talent under 30. She was also profiled in the LA Weekly's People issue as one of the most 69 interesting people to watch in 2012.

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