Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gunshow Hosts “Top Chef” Winner Chef Kristen Kish For Sept. 10 “Hired Guns” Dinner

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 Morgan Lanier or Olivia Tuttle
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Limited Tickets on Sale Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.

ATLANTA (Aug. 9, 2017) – Gunshow’s “Hired Guns” dinner is back on Sunday, Sept. 10 with chef Kristen Kish, “Top Chef” Season 10 winner, cooking alongside chef/owner Kevin Gillespie and executive chef Joey Ward. Kish previously worked as the chef de cuisine of Menton, chef Barbara Lynch’s fine dining restaurant in Boston and is currently traveling the world and writing her cookbook.

Tickets for the Sept. 10 dinner are $95 per person and go on sale Thursday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. via Hand-Picked Atlanta.

Born in South Korea, Kish displayed a passion for cooking from a young age. After successfully graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, she worked in many high-profile restaurants, including Michelin-star chef Guy Martin’s Sensing and Barbara Lynch’s Stir as chef de cuisine. Kish went on to compete in the 10th season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and was the second female to win the title. From there, she became chef de cuisine of Menton in Boston.  Most recently, Kish guest-starred as a co-host of “36 Hours,” a Travel Channel show that highlights the most delicious foods, hot spots and experiences unique to each place the show visits. 

“Hired Guns” began in 2013 as a way to lure some of the country’s most talked about chefs to Gunshow for a showcase of their flavors and personalities alongside the restaurant’s featured items. Gillespie and Ward have continued to exceed culinary expectations with the series by welcoming Hakim Rahal and Pablo Rojas of Provisions in Montreal, Jennifer Carroll of Requin, Minneapolis’ Grae Nonas and New Orleans sensation Justin Devillier into the Gunshow kitchen this year alone.

The remaining 2017 "Hired Guns" lineup features Cara Stadler of Maine’s Bao Bao Dumpling House and Tao Yuan on Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 at 8 a.m.

Gunshow is located at 924 Garrett Street. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Guests may park in the Glenwood Park parking lot and on the street. For more information, visit or call 404-380-1886.

About Red Beard Restaurants
Established in 2015, Red Beard Restaurants is the parent company that oversees Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie’s food and beverage ventures, including his restaurants Gunshow, Revival, Communion, his BBQ pop-up Terminus City,  Gamechanger, opening in August 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and all of his merchandise. The management company allows Gillespie to set comprehensive standards to ensure smart expansion, offer more internal growth opportunities for his team members and provide consulting services to other food and beverage start-ups. In 2017, Gillespie partnered with Meriwether Companies to create RedWether Collaborative, a platform to expand his vision of the multi-chef collaborative concept and provide mentorship to restaurant tenants. Through Red Beard Restaurants and RedWether Collaborative, Gillespie is able to continue his day-to-day interactions with diners while also pursuing his creative visions and impacting the culinary landscape of the South. For more information, visit


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