Kristen Kish, Chef. She was formerly chef du cuisine at Menton in Boston before going on to win Top Chef in 2012. She is the second female winner in 10 years of the series.
" I used to make decisions based on impulse, but I’ve spent a lot of time going through questions in my head and asking, “Why?” I can take advice from a lot of different people, but I needed to go through the process of defining who I am based on self-discovery. I used to care so much about what other people thought about me, but it kept me from doing what I wanted to do.”
"I just want to be remembered for cooking good food and staying true and professional throughout the whole thing.”
Bravo + Flourish in Progress, Photo via Boston Magazine