Kristen Kish Biography – Chef And Television Personality

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Kristen Kish's Bio

Kristen Kish is a popular chef from America. Image Source: Kristen Kish's Instagram.

Last updated on April 12th, 2022 at 12:02 pm

Kristen Kish is a well-known chef who came into prominence after winning the tenth season of the reality competition television series Top Chef. In the culinary world, she has made a significant name for herself.

Because of her professional success, many people want to know about her personal details. Thus, in this biography, let’s get to know in detail about Kristen Kish’s net worth, family, love life, and many more.

Was Adopted At Four Months Old

Kristen Kish was born Kwon Yung Ran on December 1, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea. As an infant, she lived in a few orphanages.

When she was four months old, the chef was adopted by her parents, and then she moved to Kentwood, Michigan. Kristen Kish’s mom is Judy Kish, and her dad is Mike Kish. Moreover, she has not revealed about her biological parents.

Kristen has a brother, Jonathan Kish, with whom she grew up together and must have had a wonderful childhood.

Kish went to East Kentwood High School, where she graduated in 2002. Then, she attended Grand Valley State University for a year. Afterward, she attained her A.A. in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu.

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Kristen Kish Net Worth And Career

Kristen must have made reasonable earnings as a chef. Talking about her fortune, Kristen Kish’s net worth must be a considerable amount.

Kish became interested in the culinary world at a young age when she began watching cooking shows. In 2011, she joined Stir as a sous chef.

Then, Kristen joined Menton as chef de cuisine. Menton is owned by James Beard Award-winning restauranteur Barbara Lynch. She has worked at many prestigious eateries in her career.

The chef worked for Lynch until 2014. After that, she began different ventures. In 2012, she competed in Bravo’s Top Chef. She had first taken part in the qualifying rounds with her close friend Stephanie Cmar, who could not move on into the competition further.

Kristen was crowned the Top Chef of that year. She made history by becoming the second female winner in the history of the Top Chef franchise and the first competitor for gaining victory after winning Last Chance Kitchen.

In the eighth season, the show winner earned $200,000. Likewise, as the tenth season winner, Kish must have earned a significant amount.

In 2015, Kristen and Kyle Martino co-hosted the pilot season of 36 Hours. It is a series on the Travel Channel where the hosts spend thirty-six hours drinking, eating, and exploring a given city.

Similarly, the Top Chef winner has also written a cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques. She co-authored the book with Meredith Erickson, and it is available for $22.99 in hardcover.

Furthermore, in May 2018, she opened her own restaurant Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. Kish refers to the restaurant “Arlo Gay” which she opened as a partner and chef. It is led by a team consisting of 60% women.

In 2021, Kristen joined Jeremy Ford and Justin Sutherland to get featured in TruTV’s cooking competition show Fast Foodies.

Well, a chef in the United States of America earns $50,360 annually as the base salary. Hence, the Korean-born American chef must have earned considerably in her career. As a result, Kristen Kish’s net worth is a notable sum.

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Is Happily Married

In 2014, the celebrity chef came out as a lesbian. She revealed her sexuality after announcing the one-year anniversary of her relationship with then-girlfriend Jacqueline Westbrook.

After her relationship with Jacqueline ended, Kish met her now-partner, Bianca Dusic. As Kristen Kish’s wife also works in the hospitality industry as the VP of Food and Beverage for Standard Hotels, the couple might have met at work.

In September 2019, the love birds got engaged, and the chef shared the news via social media. Two years after their engagement, Kristen and Bianca walked down the aisle in April 2021 in an intimate backyard ceremony.

Kristen Kish's Wife Bianca Dusic
Kristen Kish and Bianca Dusic walked down the aisle in April 2021. Image Source: Kristen Kish’s Facebook.

The married pair seem to be deeply in love and often gush about their feelings on social media. Their chemistry is still going strong.

Nevertheless, Kish seems to be living a wonderful life with her partner. They are yet to have kids, but who knows, they might be planning. As Kristen is still active in her career, her fortune might increase in the coming days. Additionally, she shares a beautiful bond with her parents and siblings.

We wish Kristen Kish a successful career ahead.