• Kristen Kish will host Season 21 of Bravo’s ‘Prime Chef’ following Padma Lakshmi’s exit
  • Kristen received Season 10 of ‘Prime Chef’ and has guest-judged on the present a number of occasions
  • Kristen already has her personal Nationwide Geographic present, which premiered within the spring of 2023

Padma Lakshmi introduced she is leaving Bravo’s Prime Chef after internet hosting it for the final 17 years in a Friday, June 2, 2023 submit to Instagram. “After a lot soul looking, I’ve made the troublesome choice to go away Prime Chef,” Padma, 52, started. “Having accomplished a wonderful twentieth season as host and govt producer, I’m extraordinarily proud to have been a part of constructing such a profitable present and of the impression it has had within the worlds of tv and meals.”

“After 17 years, most of the solid and crew are like household to me and I’ll miss working alongside them dearly,” she continued earlier than asserting that she plans on dedicating extra time to her sequence, Style the Nation, and her different “artistic pursuits.” About 5 weeks after Padma’s surprising announcement, her alternative has been introduced: Season 10 Prime Chef winner Kristen Kish. Learn on to study in regards to the new Prime Chef host, Kristen Kish, beneath.

Kristen Referred to as Her ‘Prime Chef’ Internet hosting Gig A ‘Full Circle Second’

Kristen, 40, was elated to share the information of her new Prime Chef internet hosting job. As soon as the information was out, she took to Instagram to precise her gratitude and pleasure. “I’m so thrilled to be coming again to Prime Chef,” she started in a July 11, 2023 video she shared, which might be seen above. “To be coming again on this new manner is new and thrilling. It’s additionally acquainted and considerably looks like a homecoming and a full circle second for me.”

“I’m most excited to get to know an unimaginable group of cooks, to take a seat alongside [judges] Tom [Colicchio] and Gail [Simmons], and to be reunited with a number of friends which can be on and off digicam within the manufacturing,” Kristen continued. “I’m puzzled nonetheless, a bit bit, however I promise I’ll discover these come Season 21 as we’re all launched to an unimaginable new bunch of cooks.”

Padma approves of her alternative, as she congratulated Kristen on her new gig the day the information got here out. “I’m so happy with you @KristenLKish and am over the moon that you just’ll be taking up for me on @BravoTopChef !!!” she tweeted with a photograph of the pair posing. “I’ll be rooting for you and our entire crew subsequent season. Congratulations!!!”

Kristen Is Adopted

Kristen was born in South Korea in 1983 however was adopted by her household, who resides in Michigan, when she was 4 months outdated, per Us Weekly. Shortly earlier than asserting her new position, Kristen flew again to her residence state to spend a while along with her household, which consists of her mother, her dad, and her brother. Take a look at their household get-together above!

Kristen Has Been Married Since 2021

Kristen walked down the aisle along with her fiancée Bianca Dusic on April 18, 2021. “Threw on some good garments (my favourite blazer), headed to our yard with our personal written vows in hand, had our household with us (nearly), bought all sappy, and WE DID THE DAMN THING,” the movie star chef introduced in a since-deleted Instagram submit following their nuptials, per TODAY.

Bianca is from Australia, and sadly, her household was unable to go away the nation on account of coronavirus journey restrictions. “We determined that if getting married was what was most vital then that’s what we’ll do, only a bit in a different way. Our household was with us on Zoom, 5 p.m. EST on Sunday the 18th and seven a.m. Monday morning in Melbourne,” Kristen informed TODAY on the time. “Finally, we had our household (and have been) doing what was crucial to us in our residence. Small and intimate is our fashion; this was simply even smaller (albeit totally different), but extra excellent than we may have ever imagined.”

Though Bianca’s Instagram is non-public, her biography reveals that she is a licensed hypnotherapist, breathwork and EFT practitioner, a past-life regression therapist, and eventually, a holistic well being coach. Now that’s fairly the resume!

Kristen and Bianca announced their engagement in Sept. 2019. Kristen additionally raved about her spouse on her birthday only a week earlier than they tied the knot. “You’ll all the time be my purpose to imagine in that soul hugging form of love, the work it takes to develop and nurture that, to satisfy somebody all the best way, and to permit house for every to be their very own stunning & ‘work in progress’ selves,” she penned within the touching tribute. “I don’t imagine in luck usually however how fortunate am I that you just selected me. I like you for all of our chapters and the without end, “to be continued” endings. Completely satisfied Birthday my love @b4bianca”.

Kristen Has A Nationwide Geographic Present

Kristen Kish Top Chef host
Kristen Kish for ‘Eating places on the Finish of the World’ (Photograph: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Nationwide Geographic/Shutterstock)

Kristen’s Nationwide Geographic sequence, Restaurants at the End of the World, debuted in March 2023. The present follows Kristen as she travels across the globe to study “from cooks who overcome the formidable challenges required to serve memorable meals in probably the most distant outposts on Earth.”

“I’m blissful, keen and in a position to enter these locations and be a sponge, be informed what to do,” Kristen informed Inside Hook in April 2023. “We’re cooking meals, perhaps we’re utilizing elements that I’m used to, however we’re touring far to get to them. I’ve quite a bit to study in an effort to slot in. My baseline has all the time been this isn’t about me. My job is being a automobile in an effort to assist another person inform their story.”

Kristen Has Her Personal Line Of Apertifs

Kristen partnered with Asian American Spirits firm Yobo in 2022 to create a line of aperitifs “impressed by an evolving Korean American identification,” per BEVNET.

“I’m thrilled to unveil my line of aperitifs impressed by my ardour for meals, the numerous journeys of my life, and my Korean American heritage,” Kristen stated in an announcement in Oct.  2022. “A household of 4 aperitifs, every have its personal story to inform pulling from particular recollections and moments that I cherish. It’s an honor to share my tales with you.”

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