Episode 7

Chef Kristen Kish (S7/Ep.13)

Published on: 8th June, 2022

Kristen Kish is a chef, author and TV personality. She was born in South Korea and grew up in Kentwood, MI. You may know her from Bravo’s “Top Chef” (or one of her many other TV shows), and you will soon see her as Alton Brown’s co-host on Netflix’s new “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” In 2018, she partnered with The LINE Hotels to open her first restaurant, Arlo Grey,  in Austin, TX. In this episode we discuss how she went from struggling with her sexuality, anxiety and depression, to being named the winner of “Top Chef” Season 10. In addition to her incredibly busy career, she is an advocate for many nonprofit organizations, including Out Youth, Ali Forney Center  and more. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Kristen Kish.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the industry, their career ups and downs, and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories and anecdotes of what it means to be in today’s bustling hospitality industry, 15 million employees and growing… Beyond the Plate.

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