Best of Boston

2013 Best Chef

Kristen Kish, Menton

Kish’s friendly yet badass demeanor (not to mention model good looks) earned her a legion of fans the nation over when she won Top Chef Seattle this year. But it’s her devotion to a refined, elegant culinary aesthetic—first at Barbara Lynch’s always-packed demonstration kitchen, Stir, and now as chef de cuisine at Menton—that makes her a major talent to watch.

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