Kristen Kish is the new host of Top Chef

After Padma Lakshmi's June announcement that she will leave Bravo's "Top Chef," consumers wondered who would replace her

Kristen Kish, a show alum, will host the show.  Kish stated in a Bravo Top Chef Instagram video.

Milwaukee and Madison will host Quickfire and Elimination Challenges in Bravo's "cheftestants" 21st season.

Kish competed in season ten. She defeated Brooke Williamson in the finale to become Top Chef's second woman. Kish has guest judged since then.

She hosted Travel Channel's "36 Hours" with former soccer star Kyle Martino, TruTV's "Fast Foodies,

Netflix's "Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend," and National Geographic's "Restaurants at the End of the World.

Kish, 39, was adopted in Kentwood, Michigan. She worked with Guy Martin and Barbara Lynch.

In 2018, Kish opened Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas.

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