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Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish

Keynote Speaker: "Top Chef" Host & Season 10 Winner; Cookbook Author

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Kristen Kish Biography

Kristen Kish is the chef/partner of Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas and the host of Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning cooking competition “Top Chef.” She is also the host and producer of “Restaurants at the End of the World” on National Geographic/Disney+.

In 2023, Kish was named to TIME's 100 Next, AdWeek’s Creative 100 and Marie Claire’s Power lists.

Born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI, Kish showed an affinity for cooking at a young age. Her mother suggested she go to culinary school and since attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, Kish has never looked back. She honed her skills at several high-profile restaurants in Boston, including Guy Martin's Michelin-star Sensing and Barbara Lynch's Stir and Menton. Kish’s TV career began when she competed on -- and won -- season 10 of “Top Chef.” In a full circle moment, she was named host of the beloved series for the 21st season. Her other television credits include hosting “Fast Foodies” on truTV/Food Network, “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” on Netflix, and "36 Hours" on the Travel Channel.

Kish is the author of two cookbooks, “Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques” and "It's All in the Sauce: Bringing Your Uniqueness to the Table."

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Kristen Kish Videos

How To Cook A Bavette Steak with Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish's Journey to Becoming Top Chef | The Journey - YouTube
Adopteen Virtual Camp 2020 - Keynote Conversation with Kristen Kish

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Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kristen Kish for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kristen Kish, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kristen Kish or any other speaker of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kristen Kish for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Kristen Kish, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kristen Kish are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kristen Kish, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Kristen Kish speak about?

Kristen Kish is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage, Authors, LGBTQ, Television & Film, Women, Female Leadership and Inspirational.

Where does Kristen Kish travel from?

Kristen Kish generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Kristen Kish?

AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully secured keynote speakers like Kristen Kish for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kristen Kish for your next private or corporate function.

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AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kristen Kish or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.

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Kristen Kish is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kristen Kish for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Kristen Kish generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cat Cora, Christine Ha and Art Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kristen Kish for an upcoming event.

Kristen Kish Videos

How To Cook A Bavette Steak with Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish's Journey to Becoming Top Chef | The Journey - YouTube
Adopteen Virtual Camp 2020 - Keynote Conversation with Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish - YouTube
Life Stories: 'Top Chef' Winner Kristen Kish | NBC Asian America ...

Kristen Kish Reviews

  • We hope Kristen enjoyed her time at the Home Show as much as we enjoyed having her there! She engaged with the audience and even brought a lady up on stage to be her cooking partner which we thought was very nice!
    Ebbenzall Group - Nov 05 2013

  • Kristen was great! She was witty, humble and a pleasure to work with.
    Emmaus, Inc. - May 10 2013

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