• Born on November 4th, 1971 in Luanda, Angola
• 48-year-old chef and reality TV personality
• Known for appearing in shows such as “Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef”
• Net worth of over $5 million
• Partner of famous Chef Anne Burrell

Known for movies

Short Info

FactNamed one of best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine.

Who is Koren Grieveson?

Koren Grieveson was born on 4 November 1971 under the sign of Scorpio, in Luanda, Angola. She’s a chef and reality TV personality, probably best recognized for appearing in such reality TV cooking shows as “Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef”. She is also known as the partner of famous Chef Anne Burrell.

How rich is she, as of now? Koren Grieveson Net Worth

Koren Grieveson’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of mid-2024,  earned from her successful career as a chef spanning three decades. She also increased her wealth through running her own gastro bar and restaurant, and making appearances in various cooking shows.

Growing Up in Different Countries

Koren Grieveson was raised alongside a sister by their parents. Her father was involved in the poultry business and had to travel around the world, so the family had to move frequently. Koren spent her early years growing up in countries, including Angola, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Iran, and England. At the age of ten, she eventually settled down with her family in Glastonbury, Connecticut in the US. Koren holds both Angolan and American nationalitym and is of white ethnicity.

From Military to Culinary Career

At the age of 17, Koren started serving in the U.S. Army – in an interview for ‘Food & Wine’, she revealed the main reason for her joining the army was her huge desire to drive their jeeps.

After serving for eight years, Koren became involved in the hospitality industry. She initially worked as a part of a catering outfit, and was in charge of providing food and drinks for various music events held in New Jersey and New York, including the rock concerts of The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, and Lollapalooza. She worked that job until deciding to attend the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York, and there she obtained her degree in 1997.

Professional Career as an Executive Chef

Koren Grieveson started her professional culinary career in 1996, when she began working at the restaurant “Aqua” in San Francisco, under Chef Michael Mina . Thereafter, she worked at “Spurce” under Chef Keith Luce,  followed by her employment at “Crofton on Wheel” under Chef Suzy Crofton.

In 1998 she was engaged to work as a Sous Chef under Executive Chef Paul Kahan for “Blackbird”, a restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003, she was appointed as the Executive Chef de Cuisine at Kahan’s wine bar “Avec”, also located in Chicago, also in the position of the floor manager, until she resigned in 2012.

Restaurant Owner

Koren eventually opened her own restaurant called “Claudette” in New York City, then the gastro bar “Resto” on Murray Hill, Manhattan, New York. In April of 2016, Koren resigned from the bar, which was closed later in August of the same year, but then reopened as Cannibal Liquor House.. As of 2024, there’s no further info on her career.

TV Cook Shows

In order to promote herself as an expert in making gourmet specialties, Koren has made appearances as a guest judge in an episode of the fourth season of the reality TV competition cooking show “Top Chef”, aired on the Bravo network in 2008. In the following year, she appeared as a competitor in the seventh season’s episode of the cooking show “Iron Chef America: The Series”, on the Food Network.

Achievements and Awards

Koren has been honored many times for her work at such high-profile restaurants as ‘Blackbird’, ‘Avec’, and ‘Resto’, and was named as the ‘Food & Wine Best New Chef’ in 2008. She even became the winner of the 2010 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Short dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 7ins (1.70m)

Personal Life: Relationship with Anne Burrell

Koren Grieveson and Anne Burrell met each other on the set of the reality TV cook series “Iron Chef America”, where both of them appeared as judges. It did not take long until they became romantically involved, which Anne confirmed during an interview on the radio show with Ted Allen in 2010. Two years later, on 31 December 2012, Koren and Anne announced their engagement via Twitter. In the following year, Anne announced in an interview for “Entertainment Tonight” that they were planning to marry in Vieques, Puerto Rico. However, as of 2021, Anne has been married to marketing executive Stuart, so the explanation may be ovious. Koren appears to have remained single, as of 2024.

Anne Burrell

Who Was Her Partner? Anne Burrell Short Wiki/Bio

Koren’s ex-partner, Anne W. Burrell, was born on 21 September 1969 under the sign of Virgo in Cazenovia, New York USA. Upon matriculation, she enrolled in Canisius College in Buffalo, from which she graduated with her BA degree in English and Communication in 1991. She later attended the Culinary Institute of America and there earned her Associate in Occupational Studies degree in 1996. Thereafter, Anne continued her education at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF), which is located in Asti, Italy.

Career as a Chef

Right after graduation, Anne stayed in Italy for nine months and worked for several restaurants.

After returning to the US, she started working as a Sous Chef at Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant “Felidia”, which was followed by her employment at “Savoy”, where she served as the Chef. Shortly afterwards, Anne was hired as a teacher at the Institute of Culinary Education, and eventually as the Chef of the wine store “Italian Wine Merchants”, owned by Chef Mario Batali and Lidia’s son Joseph. In 2007, she moved to serve as the Executive Chef at Italian restaurant “Centro Vinoteca”, located in West Village, New York City. In 2017, she launched her own restaurant called ‘Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge’; however, it was closed in the following year.

Career on Food Network

Anne made her big break after she accepted an offer to work as a Sous Chef under Chef Mario Batali in the Food Network’s reality cooking series “Iron Chef America” in 2005. Three years later, she created her own series entitled “Secrets Of A Restaurant Chef”, which aired on the same network until 2012. Side by side, Anne also appeared in the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” in 2009, after which was chosen to be the co-host and judge in the show “Worst Cooks In America” (2010-present), both on the Food Network. Moreover, she competed and became the runner up in “The Next Iron Chef” in 2011, while she hosted her own show, “Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell”, between 2012 and 2013.

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General Info

Full NameKoren Grieveson


PartnerAnne Burrell, Anne Burrell


AwardsJames Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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