Koren Grieveson biography- Ex-fiancée of Anne Burrell

Who is Koren Grieveson?

Koren Grieveson is the celebrity chef. She has appeared as a Judge on Top Chef of Season 4. Additionally, she has competed in Season 7 of Iron Chef America.

Koren is an award-winning gourmet chef. The South African-born Koren Grieveson gained popularity after she got engaged to sous chef Anne Burrell. However, the engagement didn’t last for very long. 

You may not know that Koren Grieveson was born in Angola. We will share with you everything we know about Koren.

Koren Grieveson biography
Koren Grieveson Biography

Quick facts

Full nameKoren Grieveson
BirthdayNovember 4, 1971
Age51 years old
Sun signScorpio
TraitsPositive: Determined, brave, and loyal
Negative: Jealous, secretive, and resentful.
BirthplaceLuanda, Angola
Currently residingCalifornia, USA
ParentsNo information
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsNo information
Marital statusUnmarried
SpouseAnne Burrell (ex-girlfriend)
EducationCulinary Institute of America
ProfessionChef and Television personality
Net worthUSD 5 million
Social mediaTwitter
Height5 feet 7 inches


Koren Grieveson

Grieveson was born on November 4, 1971, in Luanda, Angola. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. As a Scorpio, she is reserved, confident, powerful, and creative.

People having this zodiac have extraordinary artistic abilities and are also incredibly hardworking and determined. Moreover, they do not like being the center of attention.

The family of Koren Grieveson moved a lot, so she grew up experiencing varied cultures in different countries such as Iran, Brazil, and England. Her father, specifically, has been rumored to be involved in poultry farming.

The Grieveson family moved to the USA in the 1980s, eventually settling down. Koren was still a child; hence, she spent most of her life in the USA.

Koren had been interested in cooking from a very young age. She told her father about her passion, and he encouraged her to follow her dreams.

Koren enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. She graduated from there in 1996.

Koren Grieveson is 5 feet and 7 inches. She has brown-colored hair and black-colored eyes with short hair and a few tattoos on her body. 

Koren’s favorite travel destination is Singapore. Likewise, her favorite cuisine is Chinese. Additionally, she can speak French and English fluently.

sexual orientation

Koren Grieveson is a lesbian. She indirectly revealed her sexual orientation to the public after the announcement of her engagement with celeb chef Anne Burrell.

Koren Grieveson Relationships

Koren Grieveson and Anne Burrel

To date, officially, the only relationship we know of Koren Grieveson was with Anne Burrell. However, it became official when former fiancee Anne tweeted in 2012 announcing her engagement with Koren.

After their engagement, Grieveson moved from Chicago, New York, to spend more time with her fiancée and plan their wedding.

Burrell said, “We have to talk about it; we’re thinking of a destination wedding, maybe in Vieques, Puerto Rico. That’s where we got engaged, and the first time we ever traveled together was to Vieques, so it’s kind of a special spot for us.”

Despite the media excitement surrounding their marriage, Koren and Anne called off their engagement. The reason behind their split was unknown.

After the couple went their separate ways, Anne Burrell went on to date a man named Stuart Claxton. She tied the knot with Claxton in 2020.

In contrast, information about Koren Grieveson’s relationship status remains unknown.

Anne Burrell (Ex-fiancée)

Anne W. Burrell is a well-known chef and TV personality. Born on 21st September 1969, Anne is two years older than Koren Grieveson.

She has worked as a culinary educator at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Moreover, Burrell has appeared in multiple TV shows such as Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Worst Cooks in America, Iron Chef America, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

Koren Grieveson career

Koren Grieveson

Koren Grieveson’s career started in the US military. It was her first job. She served in the military for eight years. According to her, joining the military was not a well-thought decision. Koren became a part of the US military troops as the thought of driving military jeeps excited her.

After quitting the military, Koren enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After graduation, Koren started her journey to become a chef. She started working under Chef Keith Luce at his restaurant Spruce. She then worked at Crofton on Wheel under Suzy Cotton.

She landed her first big job as a sous chef at the restaurant Blackbird, owned by Chef Paula Kahan. It further helped her earn a chef de cuisine post at the restaurant Avec.

Later, Koren joined NYC Restro as an executive chef. She worked there for six months. Furthermore, Koren has also catered for the New York Lollapalooza Festival.

She has also catered for bands like The Eagles and The Rolling Stones. Koren then joined Claudette in 2014 as a chef. Additionally, she opened her own New York-based bar and restaurant named Rusto and worked there as a chef for some time.

Presently, Koren Grieveson lends her culinary expertise to a Chicago-based restaurant.

Koren has not just limited herself to the kitchen but has also ventured into the world of television. The gourmet chef has made multiple appearances in cooking-based TV shows such as Top Chef and Iron Chef America: The Series.

In 2008, Grieveson was honored with the Food & Wine Best New Chef award. Likewise, she also went on to win the James Beard Award in 2010.

Koren Greiveson net worth

The South African chef is estimated to have a net worth of USD 5 million as of 2021. She makes her earnings primarily from her job as a chef.

Koren Grieveson lives quite a luxurious lifestyle owing to her impressive net worth. In addition, the TV personality also went to buy a Lexus LS car making it one of her most expensive purchases to date.

social media


Joined in March 2009, Koren Grieveson is active on Twitter under the username “KorenGrieveson.” The celebrity chef has 2,119 followers and follows 66 others on social networking.

On Twitter, Koren mostly posts about her remarkable culinary career and the delicious food cooked by the chef.
Likewise, she also makes posts related to raising social awareness, such as US elections, gun control, violence against Blacks, and Covid-19 vaccinations.

Although Koren is active on Twitter, Koren Grieveson is unavailable on other social networking platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. There are, however, some accounts that use the celebrity chef’s name and photo.
Nevertheless, they happen to be fake accounts.

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