"Top Chef" champion Kristen Kish has come out in a unique and subtle way.
The South Korean-born chef, who nabbed the "Top Chef" crown in 2013 and currently resides in Boston, uploaded the following image to her Instagram account:
Similarly, she referenced girlfriend Jacqueline Westbrook in a New York Times Magazine article about female chefs on March 30.
"[Westbrook] and Kish have been together nearly a year, but they kept their relationship under wraps at first," Marnie Hanel wrote. "Westbrook, who is the assistant to the Food & Wine editor in chief, Dana Cowin, recalls telling her boss, 'So, you know my friend Kristen? Well, she’s not just my friend.'"
Kish, 30, was adopted by a Michigan couple as a child and raised in the Midwest, The Boston Globe reported.