10 rising female chefs you should know

From pastry powerhouse to vegetable virtuoso, these 10 women are approaching the top of the culinary world.

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Chef Kristen Kish attends The (RED) Supper hosted by Mario Batali with Anthony Bourdain in New York City. Chef Kristen Kish attends The (RED) Supper hosted by Mario Batali with Anthony Bourdain in New York City. (Photo: Noam Galai / Getty Images)

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Kristin Kish, Menton, Boston

Born in South Korea and adopted by a family in Michigan, Kristen Kish worked as a model in high school before attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and going on to train under Barbara Lynch at Stir. Her talent in the kitchen and charming demeanor landed her a spot on season 10 of "Top Chef"; after being eliminated, she battled her way back from the Last Chance Kitchen to win.

Kish went on to become chef de cuisine at Lynch’s Menton restaurant in Boston, and her first cookbook bridging her Korean heritage, childhood in Michigan and time cooking in Boston will be released in October 2017.

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