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Arnold Myint        

Chef, Restaurateur, Mixologist & Entertainer Also Known as Suzy Wong

Arnold Myint, a 2024 James Beard Best Chef Southeast semifinalist, is the chef and owner of International Market in Nashville, TN which his family originally opened in 1975. He actively works with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Trade USA and his restaurant is the first and currently only in Nashville to be recognized by the royal Thai government and the ministry of commerce.

A former culinary instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, he competed on “Top Chef” and “Food Network Star” and works with numerous media platforms including Tastemade and Buzzfeed where he celebrates Thai food and his family heritage.

Myint is also a contributor for Epicurious, Eater, and Saveur and is the subject of “Family Thais,” which documents his journey to cooking at the James Beard House in New York City. His current projects include a cookbook with Abrams Publishing slated for 2025. Prior to Myint’s culinary career, he was a nationally ranked figure skater. Another fun fact is that Myint also has a colorful drag alter ego called Suzy Wong.


How Chef Arnold Myint Continues His Mother's Legacy ...
Learn how this Top Chef and Food Network Star alum is bringing the flavors and traditions of his mother's Thailand to Nashville, Tennessee.
Arnold Myint reinvents Cha-Chah as French bistro, blvd Nashville ...
Recognizing that it no longer resonated, chef and restaurateur Arnold Myint closed Cha-Chah in January and reopened it as a bistro-bar and market, blvd ...

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