Koren Grieveson:
• Born in Luanda, Angola of South African ancestry
• Served in the US Army for 8 years
• Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1997
• Winner of the 2008 Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef award and the 2010 James Beard Award
• Life partner of celebrity chef Anne Burrell since 2010

Known for movies

Short Info

FactFormer caterer to rock stars.

Who is Koren Grieveson?

Anne Burrell is a celebrity chef, and well-known for her many projects in the culinary world. Her life partner is Koren Grieveson, and the two have been together since 2010. Koren is also a chef and is best known as the winner of the James Beard Award, and for her appearance in the TV shows “Top Chef”, and “Iron Chef America- The Series”, among other accomplishments.

Koren Grieveson Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Koren Grieveson was born on the 4th November 1971 in Luanda, Angola, and is of South African ancestry.

Her father, a businessman involved in poultry, traveled Africa for business and later to other countries across the world, including Iran, England, Brazil, and the US where they settled in Connecticut when Koren was just ten years old.

Military Service

Believe it or not, Koren served in the US Army, having joined the force when she was just 17 years old; she was asked why she was interested in the army, Koren said that she was in love with the idea of her driving military jeeps. However, when she became a part of the military, the jeeps were switched to Humvees. Nevertheless, she didn’t regret her decision and served eight years in the military.

Catering and Culinary Institute

Once she was out of the military, she started a catering business and struck a deal with the New York Lollapalooza festival, providing food. She was becoming more successful daily and in no time started catering for such big rock bands as the Rolling Stones and the Eagles. To acquire more knowledge and skills, Koren entered the Culinary Institute of America where she was mentored by Paul Kahan, an award-winning chef. She graduated in 1997, and continued working under Paul Kahan for the next five years as a sous chef at the Blackbird restaurant.

Koren Grieveson

Rise to Stardom

Karen switched from Kahan to Michael Mina, with whom she worked at the San Francisco’s Aqua. However, in 2003 she rejoined forces with Paul Kahan to start the wine bar, Avec. After years of hard work, she was named the Best New Chef by the Food & Wine magazine in 2008, given the award for creating delicious Mediterranean dishes at the restaurant. In 2010 she was named the winner of the James Beard Award, which opened many more doors for her. She became the manager of the Claudette and then in 2015 the manager of Rusto, but served in the position for just six months.

Currently, she is a meat chef at some restaurant in New York, but hasn’t disclosed which one.

Koren Grieveson Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Koren has become a popular chef since focusing on a career in cooking, and her success has increased a lot in recent years. According to sources, Koren’s net worth has been estimated at over $1 million as of early 2020.

Koren stands at 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, while her weight and other body measurements are unknown. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is a tattoo lover and has several on her body, including a crest and a piece of bacon, among other works.

Koren Grieveson Personal Life, Dating, Is She Married?

Koren hit the news when it was revealed that she was dating celebrity chef Anne Burrell.

The two met at the Culinary Institute and started dating in 2010, and became engaged on the 31st December 2012 – the couple is yet to decide the date of their wedding.

Koren Grieveson Partner, Anne Burrell

Anne W. Burrell was born on the 21st September 1969 in Cazenovia, New York State USA. Before chasing an education in cooking, she went to Canisius College in Buffalo, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication in 1991.

After this, she enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, from which she obtained an Associate in Occupational Studies degree in 1996.

Anne furthered her studies at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Asti, in Italy’s Piedmont region.

Career Beginnings

Anne remained in Italy, perfecting her skills in various restaurants for the next nine months. After this, she returned to the US where she found a job as a sous chef at celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia. Her collaboration with Lidia later helped in her career, but before that she was a chef at Savoy, then rejoined forces with Lidia and with Lidia’s son, Joseph Bastianich, and Ched Mario Batali became the chef of the wine store, Italian Wine Merchants.

She was moving from one restaurant to another, serving as the executive chef of Centro Vinoteca in 2007, but left it in September 2008. After this, her television career took a swing, and she left restaurants until 2017 when she opened her own Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge. However, the restaurant closed in April 2018.

Television Career and Net Worth

Anne made her first appearance on the Food Network in the “Iron Chef America” (2005-2013) series, as Mario Batali asked her to join his restaurant as a sous chef.

In 2008 she was given her own show “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” (2008-2012), which helped greatly in her career on television, as Anne has since featured in numerous culinary shows. In 2010 she was hired as a chef on the show “Worst Cooks in America” and since then has appeared in over 140 episodes of the popular show. From 2011 to 2012 she was on the TV show “The Best Thing I Ever Made”, while from 2012 to 2013 she was the hostess of the show “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell”. Other credits include “Beat Bobby Flay” (2014-2019), and “Vegas Chef Prizefights”.

Anne Burrell’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of early 2020.

General Info

Full NameKoren Grieveson


PartnerAnne Burrell, Anne Burrell


AwardsJames Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes

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1Graduate of Culinary Institute of America.
2Former caterer to rock stars.
3Named one of best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine.
4Executive chef, "Avec" in Chicago.
5Engaged to Anne Burrell [January 31, 2013].



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