Originally from North Carolina, Ben Arnold began his culinary career at the age of 15. He followed his passion for cooking all the way to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Ben graduated in 2009 with an AOS degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Upon graduation, Ben relocated to northern Virginia. Some of Ben’s experiences include working as executive pastry chef at Restaurant Eve and as a baker at Society Fair. Ben also worked as head baker and bread program developer at Range for Bryan Voltaggio. His work there produced what has been called "the best bread basket in the city."