Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish Wikis

Real Name Kristen Kish
Birthday 1 December 1984
Birthplace Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Chef
Dating/Girlfriend Bianca
Married/Wife No
Salary/Income $47,000 yearly
Net Worth between $1 million to $5 million
Parents Not Disclosed
Siblings Not Disclosed

Kristen Kish, the season 10 champion of Bravo’s reality television show Top Chef, may be recognizable to you. She is a well-known Korean-American chef and host of the television show 36 Hours. She was also the previous chef de cuisine at Menton in Boston’s Fort Point district.

Earlylife And Childhood

Kristen Kish was born in 1984 in Seoul, South Korea. She celebrates her birthday and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius every December 1st. Kristen is of Mongolian origin and of American nationality. She received her schooling at the Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, where she received an A.A. in culinary arts.

Salary, Net Worth, and Income

Kristen worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Barbara Lynch’s Mento Boston in 2012 before participating on Top Chef. In the same year, she began her journey on Bravo’s TV show Top Chef. She advanced to the main competition after surviving an Emeril Lagasse-judged soup challenge.


Kristen, on the other hand, was ousted in the eleventh episode, Restaurant Ways, after winning four elimination challenges in which she produced French cuisine and onion rings. She then advanced to the main competition’s finale after winning the Last Chance Kitchen five times. Her effort and devotion eventually earned her to the position of Top Chef. She was also the first woman and the second female to win Top Chef after winning Last Chance Kitchen.

Kristen has continued to grind her way to prominence since then, hosting the Travel Channel series 36 Hours. In 2017, she published Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques, a cookbook of recipes. In the same years, she left Barbara Lynch’s Mento Boston to work at her own Arlo Grey restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Kristen earns $47,000 per year as the lead chef and has won $125,000 in the Top Chef Seattle competition. Her estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Dating life

Bianca, Kristen’s girlfriend, is the love of her life. Yes, you read that correctly. When she was seeing her ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Westbrook, she came out as a lesbian on March 28, 2014.

With his girlfriend

However, neither party has revealed when or how they began dating. However, on September 29, 2020, they stunned their fans with the engagement news via an Instagram post. Kristen even included a caption to the photo:

She said yes to a lifetime of coffee dates on Sunday mornings and bed head. ❤️💍 #engaged #sheismagical

The couple has yet to reveal their wedding plans to the public.

Siblings, Parents, and Family

Kristen was raised in orphanages under the name Kwon Yung Ran. She was adopted by American parents when she was four months old and raised in Kentwood, Michigan.

Height and weight measurements

Kristen’s height and weight haven’t been made public. Her eyes and hair, however, are black.

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