Bravo has discovered its new host for High Chef. Season 10 winner Kristen Kish will take the reins for the hit culinary competitors present’s twenty first season following the exit of longtime host Padma Lakshmi.
Kish will be a part of head decide Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons for the upcoming season of the Emmy, James Beard and Critics’ Alternative Award-winning collection. Colicchio and Simmons each function government producers. Lakshmi previously served as host for the final 19 seasons.
Per Bravo’s launch, the culinary competitors lands within the coronary heart of Wisconsin for Season 21 as a brand new batch of proficient cooks from throughout the nation battle it out for the coveted title. With a backdrop of picturesque landscapes, acres of farmland, miles of shoreline and vibrant city communities, the cheftestants will discover the contemporary flavors and native bounty of this rising culinary vacation spot.
“Top Chef is where I started my journey – first as a competing chef, then a guest judge and now as host I have the honor of helping to continue to build this brand,” Kish mentioned. “I’m thrilled to sit alongside Gail and Tom as we get to know new incredible chefs and see what they cook up. It feels like coming home.”
“Kristen Kish represents everything that makes Top Chef incredibly special,” mentioned Ryan Flynn, Senior Vice President, Present Manufacturing, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming. “She’s an acclaimed chef and her experience as a cheftestant, winner and judge, alongside her culinary curiosity, makes Kristen the perfect host for the next chapter of Top Chef as we take on a new region of the country we haven’t explored.”
Casey Kriley and Jo Sharon, Co-CEO’S of Magical Elves, added, “Kristen is a beloved part of the Top Chef family, and we’re thrilled to have her join and bring to the competition her unique, fresh and global culinary perspective, as well as her true passion for food. We look forward to Season 21 and know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the bourgeoning culinary scene in Milwaukee and Madison known for blending tradition with innovation and utilizing farm fresh ingredients.”
“We are honored to be able to welcome Top Chef to Wisconsin for its upcoming season. said Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. We’re proud to be known here for our rich food culture, talented chefs and exceptional local ingredients. I know our diverse culinary traditions will help inspire the participants, captivate viewers and showcase all of the great things Wisconsin has to offer.”
Born in South Korea and adopted right into a household in Kentwood, MI, Kish confirmed an affinity for cooking at a younger age, and, prompted by her mom, attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. After culinary faculty, Kish spent the subsequent 10 years in Boston honing her expertise in a number of high-profile eating places, finally changing into the Chef de Delicacies at a Relais & Chateaux property. After profitable the Season 10 High Chef title in 2012-13, Kish went on to co-host 36 Hours, a Journey Channel present that partnered with The New York Instances to carry the favored newspaper column of the identical identify to tv. In 2017, Kish launched her first cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Strategies, and in 2018 partnered with Line Accommodations to launch her first restaurant, Arlo Gray in Austin, Texas. Kish is the co-star of Quick Foodies, a co-host of Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend and the host and producer of Eating places on the Finish of the World.
High Chef is produced by Emmy-winning Magical Elves with Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Doneen Arquines, Hillary Olsen and Tracy Tong serving as government producers.