AADL Talks To Top Chef Seattle Winner Kristen Kish
AADL Librarian Erin Helmrich talks with Kristen Kish - the winner of Top Chef Season 10!
Kristen is the chef de cuisine at Menton Boston and is the second female winner in Top Chef history! Hear about her Michigan roots, her culinary journey, her Top Chef experience, and her chef career in Boston.
Born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI, Kristen's love for cooking began at the young age of six years old as she watched Great Chefs of the World on the Discovery channel. While in college, her mother suggested she go to culinary school. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and has never looked back.
After culinary school, Kristen worked for numerous world-renowned chefs, including Michelin-star chef Guy Martin, and she currently works for James Beard Award Winner and Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch. Most recently, Kristen took home the winning title of Top Chef on "Top Chef: Seattle," fighting her way back to the finale through the Last Chance Kitchen after elimination earlier in the season.