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Top Chef reveals that Kristen Kish will be the new host for Season 21
July 13, 2023
Bravo appointed the new presenterChef” Kristen Kish. Kish was introduced as the new host of the culinary reality competition series starting with the 21st season. You can watch the latest trailer featuring Kish as the show’s new host below.
“Top Chef” reveals Kristen Kish will be the new host, replacing Padma Lakshmi
As previously reported by The Blast, Padma Lakshmi announced her exit from the hit reality franchise in June. He was part of the show for 17 years and 19 seasons. He first joined the show in Season 2 and served as an executive producer.
Kish won Season 10 of the Bravo series. He later served as a guest judge on several occasions. Season 21 is set in Wisconsin, primarily in Milwaukee and Madison. Judges for season 21 will include Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.
In a video statement to Bravo about her new host appointment, Kish said, “I am very excited to be returning to ‘Top Chef’ as your new host. Season 10 was a long time ago. I competed at the time, and have since returned as a guest judge.” He continued: “Coming back in this new way is new and exciting. It’s familiar, too, and it feels like a homecoming and a full-circle moment for me.”
Kish added, “I’m most excited to meet an incredible group of chefs, to sit next to Tom and Gail, and to be reunited with many of my friends on and off the production. So I’m at a loss for words, still a little, but I promise I’ll find them in Season 21 as we all get to meet an incredible new team of chefs all competing for the title of Top Chef. So see you in season 21.”
Based on The Hollywood Reporter, in the search for a new host, they looked to former “Top Chef” contestants with different on-camera experience. This made Kish the leader of the series. Kish is also the host and producer of National Geographic’s “Restaurants at the End of the World” and co-host of Netflix’s “Iron Chefs: Quest for an Iron Legend.” He also appeared on TruTV’s “Fast Foodies.”
Departing Lakshmi had high praise and kind words for Kish as she joins the show as the new host, congratulating her on the previous competition. He wrote on it Twitter account in the announcement: “It’s me proud of you @KristenLKish and I’m over the moon and you’re taking over for me @BravoTopChef!!! I’m rooting for you and our entire team next season. Congratulation!!!”
In addition to working on other food and culinary television shows, Kish owns Arlo Gray at The Line Hotel in Austin, Texas. “Top Chef” is executive produced by Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Doneen Arquines, Hillary Olsen and Tracy Tong.
Season 21 of “Top Chef” doesn’t have an official debut date yet, but Bravo announced in a preview that it will debut on the network in 2024. All 20 seasons of the previous season of the culinary reality competition show can be streamed. on the Peacock.