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Kristen Kish Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Top Chef,36 Hours, and Career

Kristen Kish Biography

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Kristen Kish is a famous Korean-born American chef known for winning the tenth season of Top Chef. However, She was previously chef de cuisine at Menton in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. She is a co-host of Fast Foodies on TruTV and the host of 36 Hours on Travel Channel.

Kristen Kish Age

Kish is 38 years old as of 2021. She was born in December 1983 in Seoul, South Korea.

Kristen Kish Height

Kish stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg.

Kristen Kish Education

Kish worked as a model in high school. She attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, earning an A.A. in culinary arts.

Kristen Kish Family

Kish was born and raised by her parents in Seoul, South Korea. She was adopted at the young age of four months by a family in Kentwood, Michigan. Thus, the identity of Kristen’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if she has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.

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Kristen Kish Husband

Kristen has not gone public with her relationship, it is not publicly known whether she is married or in a relationship. Her partner’s information will be updated as soon as the information is available. Also, her kids have not been mentioned anywhere. We will update this section as soon as the information is available.

Kristen Kish Net Worth

Kish has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.

Kristen Kish Top Chef

Kish contested in Bravo’s Top Chef in 2012. She was invited to participate in the qualifying rounds alongside her culinary school colleague Stephanie Cmar, being tasked with creating a signature soup that would be judged by Emeril Lagasse. Kish passed the challenge and moved on into the competition proper (Cmar, however, was not so fortunate).

From there Kish won four elimination challenges, creating dishes as varied as French cuisine and onion rings, before being eradicated during “Restaurant Wars” (episode 11). She was able to win her way back into the main contest with five consecutive triumphs in “Last Chance Kitchen”, ultimately making it to the finale with Brooke Williamson.

Kristen Kish 36 Hours

In 2015 Kish co-hosted the pilot season of 36 Hours, a series on the Travel Channel with Kyle Martino, a former soccer player, and a TV analyst. The show, an adaptation of the New York Times travel column of the same name, follows Kish and Martino as they spend 36 hours drinking, eating, and exploring a given city.

Kristen Kish Career

Kish became a tutor at Stir, a culinary demonstration kitchen in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2012, she was fostered as Stir’s chef de cuisine by the owner, Barbara Lynch. She was the chef de cuisine at Barbara Lynch’s Menton Boston until March 2014.

In 2017, she released a book of recipes co-authored with Meredith Erickson, Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques. In May 2018, Kish became chef at her new restaurant, Arlo Grey, in Austin, Texas.

Kish defeated Williamson and was crowned the Top Chef, becoming the first competitor to win after winning “Last Chance Kitchen” and the second female winner in the history of the Top Chef franchise.

Kristen Kish Fast Foodies

Beginning in 2021, Kish is one of three chefs featured on TruTV’s cooking competition show Fast Foodies, alongside Justin Sutherland (winner of an Iron Chef America episode, a participant on Top Chef: Kentucky) and Jeremy Ford (winner of Top Chef: California).

In each episode, a celebrity presents their favorite fast-food item. The chefs then compete in two rounds. First, they try to duplicate the dish as exactly as possible. Second, they re-imagine the item in an haute-cuisine interpretation.

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