• Koren Grieveson is a chef, best known for her work with restaurants, and appearances in popular TV shows.
• As of mid-2018, her net worth is estimated to be over $5 million.
• Her career began in the US Army, and she later became a sous chef at Kahan’s Blackbird restaurant.
• She is engaged to famed chef Anne Burrell, who is also an active social media user.
• She expresses her opinions on politics on her social media accounts, and has videos of her cooking on YouTube.

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FactExecutive chef, "Avec" in Chicago.

Who is Anne Burrell fiancée, chef Koren Grieveson?

Koren Grieveson was born on 4 November 1971, in Luanda, Angola, and is a chef, best known for her work with various high-profile restaurants such as Avec, Blackbird, and Resto. She’s also appeared in numerous popular television shows, such as “Iron Chef” and “Top Chef”.

The Net Worth of Koren Grieveson

How rich is Koren Grieveson? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the culinary industry, and she has also gained numerous awards for her work. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

While very little is known about Koren’s childhood and how she came to pursue a career in the culinary world, it is known that she was born to parents of English and American descent in Angola. They later moved to the United States, and she grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Sometime in her life, she discovered her love for cooking, leading her to study at the Culinary Institute of America.

Culinary Career

Before Grieveson became the world-renowned chef she is today, she began her career in the US Army, serving for nine years, and after which she eventually became employed at the restaurant “Kahan’s Blackbird” as a sous chef. She started developing skills in cooking meat and South African style dishes, then moved on to become a cook for the restaurant “Avec”, where she was also a supervisor, remaining there until 2012.

Grieveson would later focus on opening her own restaurants, plus the company Claudette which manages several restaurants. She also opened the gastro bar called Rusto which is located in New York City. She then started travelling around the world, showcasing her skills, and would catch the attention of numerous publications as well as television programs. Due to her success as a chef, she’s been featured on shows such as “Top Chef” which is a reality TV competition program in which professional chefs compete against one another. She’s also appeared in “Iron Chef”, which is a stylized cook-off featuring guest chefs challenging resident Iron Chefs.

Personal Life and Marriage

Koren has been to numerous countries over the course of her career including England, Brazil, and Zimbabwe. In 2010, she won the James Beard Award for Best Chef. She later sparked a bit of controversy and attention when she started a relationship with another famed chef, Anne Burrell, who is known for hosting various television cooking shows, such as “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” and “Worst Cooks in America’. She’s also appeared in other shows such as “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, and “The Next Iron Chef”.

The two would eventually confirm their sexuality as lesbian, with Anne stating via The New York Post that she has been in a relationship for two years with Koren before she was outed on a radio show by Ted Allen. The two later defended that they had never kept their sexuality a secret, just never broadcast the fact. In 2012, Anne announced through social media that she and Koren were engaged, but no details have been shared as to whether they’ve married.

Koren Grieveson on Social Media

Similar to numerous other high-profile chefs, Grieveson remains active online through an account with the social media website Twitter, but mainly using the platform to express her opinions on the recent state of politics in the country. There are also videos of her cooking available online through the website YouTube, which mainly shows her prowess in the culinary arts. Her cooking and recipes can also be viewed on the Food Network website. She has numerous pictures available online, mainly from her television appearances.

Her fiancée Anne Burrell is also very active on social media, as she is a television personality and renowned chef as well. She has accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and her own personal website which promotes her recent projects. She mainly uses her social media accounts to showcase some of her daily thoughts and endeavors. She displays a lot of personal pictures,  mainly of herself at events or with co-workers and friends, and a few pictures of her with Grieveson.

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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