General Manager Arlin Smith earned his bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After making his mark in the Hudson Valley, he then set his sights on Portland. A tasting menu at Hugo's under Chef Rob Evans prompted the fortuitous move. He was hired soon thereafter and became an owner in 2012. He enjoys being involved in the Portland restaurant scene and hopes one day to meet a nice young lady who will not ask him to be home on Sundays.