Chef Arnold has been in the food service industry for more than 35 years, beginning as a Food Service Specialist in the US Army where he completed two tours in Iraq and one in Somalia. Following his military service, Arnold was Soux Chef at Tom Smith Catering in Charleston, SC, a truly rewarding and remarkable experience for him.
Before coming to Grace, Arnold became the Executive Chef of Marlin Events, the largest caterer in the triangle area, exclusively catering the corporate and private jets servicing RDU, operating a full-time kitchen on the Amtrak train “The Carolinian,” and catering numerous stars backstage at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Chef Arnold attributes much of his success to his family who, whenever he needed, were there to help him as servers, doing production or taking orders.
Arnold came to Grace in 2006 for an opportunity to have his family closer on a day-to-day basis. He loves to provide the highest quality food and service to the CDC, the school, and his church family with the pleasure of working alongside his family.