Aryen Moore-Alston

Aryen Moore-Alston, 31 (Memphis), is a self-taught cook who was raised abroad in Italy, and some of her fondest childhood memories are of making family meals in the kitchen with her father, who passed away when she was a child. She has dabbled in many careers, including security technology, acting, dancing and graphic design — but food has always been her passion. After living in Atlanta, Japan and Los Angeles, Aryen settled in Memphis to raise her 3-year-old daughter and is ready to pursue her culinary dreams.