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Kristen Kish was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, Michigan. After showing an affinity for cooking at a young age, her mother suggested she go to culinary school and since attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, Kristen has never looked back. She worked for Boston legend Barbara Lynch, now her mentor, and went on to win Season 10 of Top Chef. She hosted the Travel Channel show 36 Hours and published her first cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking, last fall. And now she finally has a restaurant to call her own. Earlier this year in partnership with the Sydell group, she opened Arlo Grey in Austin. The menu reflects Kristen’s playful yet refined cuisine, her flair for French and Italian cooking, her nostalgia for dishes from her upbringing, and her love of travel.