Kristen Kish Biography

Kristen Kish is an American personality who is famously known as the chef and the winner of the 10th season of Top Chef. Previously, she was working as chef de cuisine at Menton in Fort Point. She has hosted the show called 36 Hours on Travel Channel and has remained the co-host of Fast Foodies on the channel TruTV.

Kristen Kish Early Life, Family & Education

Kristen Kish, who was born on 1st December 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, was adopted by a family in Michigan when she was merely 4 months old. She went to school where she started working as a model. She went to Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and earned an A.A. in culinary arts.


Kish worked as an instructor for Stir- a culinary demonstration kitchen in Boston and later in 2012, she was promoted to the position of chef de cuisine at Stir. She has also worked as chef de cuisine at Menton Boston owned by Barbara Lynch until 2014.

She has also remained the author of a cookbook. In 2017, she released a book co-authoring with Meredith Erickson and the book embossed the recipes of various dishes at national and international levels. Later in May 2018, Kish launched her own restaurant called Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas, where she worked as the chef.

Kristen appeared as a contestant in season 10 of Top Chef in Seattle where she won the title and became the second female to win the prestigious honor. Kristen was born in South Korea and was later adopted by a family in Kentwood, Michigan.

Since childhood, she was very much eager to work with the dishes and their recipes. She was suggested by her mother to try culinary school and since then she started attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and never looked back.

Rise to Fame

Kristen achieved various profiles while working with high-profile and highly honored restaurants including Michelin-star Chef Guy at Martin’s Sensing and Barbara Lynch’s Stir as Chef de Cuisine, and worked to oversee the housing operations, and designs, executions, and demonstration dinners for at least 10 guests.

She worked with Chef Barbara Lynch whom she was hired as Chef de Cuisine at Menton. Kristen left work in 2014 and eventually decided to travel the world and write a cookbook. She has become a prominent TV personality in today’s time and has hosted or co-hosted many television shows including 36 Hours, a show that partnered with The New York Times.


Kristen shared her culinary experience with the world in October 2017 with her debut cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking. The next year, she teamed up with the Sydell Group to open her first restaurant, Arlo Grey. The menu featured a tantalizing mix of French and Italian dishes, infused with Kristen’s personal touch and childhood memories. Fast forward to February 2021, Kristen co-hosted the hit show Fast Foodies, propelling her into the spotlight.

Kristen Kish Biography

Real Name Kristen Kish
Birth Date December 1, 1983
Age (as of 2024) 40 Years
Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
Profession Chef
College Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts
Qualification Culinary Arts

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
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Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Is she lesbian? Yes
Who is his wife? Bianca Dusic

Personal Life

In March 2014, Kristen Kish announced that she had been in a relationship with her partner and girlfriend Jacqueline Westbrook, with whom she completed her first anniversary and took over the help of Instagram to announce the same.

Later in September 2019, Kish announced (on her Instagram profile) that she had engaged with another partner Bianca Dusic, who worked as the VP of Food & Beverage for Standard Hotels.

Later on 18th April 2021, Kristen Kish exchanged the rituals of marriage with fiancée Bianca Dusic and revealed the big news on her Instagram revealing that the two got married wearing beautiful dresses in black Kish wore a black blazer with leather sleeves and Dusic wore a black sleeveless mock-neck long dress.

Kristen Kish Net Worth

Kristen is a famous TV personality, host, and co-host of many famous and prominent shows or competitions, and has worked many years for various international restaurants. Despite all these profiles, she has also developed herself into an author, working on her book that was published back in 2017.

It is for sure that Kish would be earning a good income because of her multiple professions as a chef, author, owner of a restaurant, host, and co-host. For the moment, Kish’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $5 million, giving her immense love, passion, name, and fame in the industry.

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