Who is Anne Burrell ex-partner Koren Grieveson? Wiki/bio facts.

A celebrity chef, Koren Grieveson further rose to fame following her high-profile relationship with fellow chef and television personality Anne Burrell. The pair got engaged in 2012 but called off their wedding later. Anne Burrell is now married to Stuart Claxton, a marketing executive whom she dated for two years. They tied the knot on October 16, 2021, in Burrellā€™s hometown of Cazenovia. Grieveson’s current relationship status is unknown as she lives a private life away from the media. In this article, we take a closer look at the Wiki bio of Koren Grieveson.

Koren Grieveson is an Angolan American chef who has appeared on several cooking television shows such as Top Chef and Iron Chef America. Her skill is not only well-known but also recognized by critics and fans alike. She was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lake and was one of the breakout chefs from the series, Iron Chef.

Celebrity Chef Koren Grieveson

Early Life:

Koren Grieveson was born on the 4th of November 1971. Born in Luanda, Angola, Koren moved to different countries throughout her childhood. Her father who used to work in the poultry business often had to travel overseas. Koren traveled to several countries during her childhood including Zimbabwe, Brazil, Iran, and England. When Karen was 10, the family finally found their way to the US and settled in Connecticut. 

A military woman:

A 17-year-old Karen decided to join the Army despite her mother’s regular protests. This turned out to be a turning point in her career and has been vocal about her time in the service and that it taught her to be disciplined.

In an interview with Food & Wine, Karen revealed that she wanted to join the army to drive their jeeps. So, Karen was gutted when they switched from Jeeps to Humvees that same year.  In retrospect, Karen claims that even though she was young while enlisting, she doesn’t regret joining the army. She also added that she was lucky to serve her country at a time when there was no war. 

Taking baby steps:

Karen began her life away from service as a part of a catering outfit. She later quit the job and decided to pursue food from an academic perspective. This brought her to the Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park. She obtained her degree in 1997 and set out to make a name for herself. 

Life as a chef:

Koren officially began her career as a chef with “Aqua” restaurant where she worked under the mentorship of Chef Michael Mina. Learning the tricks of the trade, She later migrated to “Spruce” where she worked under Chef Keith Luce, and to Crofton on Wheel under Chef Suzy Crofton. Recognizing her skills, Executive Chef Paul Kahan invited Koren to work as a sous chef of ā€œBlackbirdā€. In 2003, Koren was handed the reins as the Executive Chef de Cuisine at Kahanā€™s wine bar ā€œAvecā€. She held the post until 2012. She also opened a restaurant called Claudette in New York City with chef Cedric Tovar in 2014, but she left the restaurant after a few months. She has not been involved in any restaurant project since 2016, when she resigned from Resto. She may have taken a break from the restaurant industry or pursued other projects

Koren Grieveson works as a chef in a timeline :

  • Spruce: A fine-dining restaurant that served contemporary American cuisine with French influences. Koren worked there under chef Keith Luce in the late 1990s.
  • Blackbird: A Michelin-starred restaurant that served inventive and seasonal dishes with local ingredients. Koren was the sous chef there under chef Paul Kahan from 1998 to 2003.
  • Avec: A wine bar and restaurant that served rustic Mediterranean fare with a focus on wood-fired cooking. Koren was the chef de cuisine there from 2003 to 2012 and earned a James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes in 2010.
  • Resto: A Belgian-inspired gastropub that served hearty and flavorful dishes with a variety of beers. Koren was the executive chef there from 2015 to 2016

Television show:

Koren Grievesonā€™s television career is mainly related to her appearances on cooking shows as a judge or a contestant. She appeared as a Judge in Top Chef in its fourth season in 2008 where she evaluated the contestantsā€™ dishes based on their use of meat. She was a contestant in an episode of season 7 of Iron Chef America in 2009, where she challenged Iron Chef Cat Cora in a battle of cheese. Koren Grieveson has not appeared on any other television shows since 2011.

Social Media Presence:

Koren Grieveson is not very active on social media. She has a Twitter account @KorenGrieveson with more than 2,000 followers, where she occasionally posts about food, politics, and other topics. She does not have any verified accounts on Facebook or Instagram, as far as we can find. She may prefer to keep a low profile and avoid the public eye.

Personal Life:

Koren Grieveson was previously engaged to Anne Burrell. The pair met sometime around the late 2000s on the set of Iron Chef America. They got engaged in 2012 in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where they had their first trip together. Burrell publicly announced their engagement on Twitter on December 31, 2012. They planned to marry in Vieques, Puerto Rico, but they never got married and parted ways sometime after 2014. Burrell is now married to Stuart Claxton, a marketing executive whom she dated for two years. They tied the knot on October 16, 2021, in Burrellā€™s hometown of Cazenovia. As for Grieveson, it is not known if she is in a relationship with anyone since she lives a private life away from the media.

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Full nameKoren Grieveson
Date of BirthNovember 4, 1971
Place of BirthLuanda, Angola
Net worthUnder Review
Relationship StatusSingle
Spouse/PartnerAnne Burrell (separated)
Marital StatusUnmarried
NationalityAngolan American
Zodiac SignScorpio
ParentsNot Known

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