Koren Grieveson And Anne Burrell Wedding Got Cancelled; Where Are They Now?
Top Chef Koren Grieveson made headlines when her engagement to fellow-chef Anne Burrel was announced back in 2012. Though Grieveson's and Burrell's relationship was no secret to peers in their industry, their engagement did stir some news when it came out in the public.
While Anne Burrell and Koren Grieveson's wedding was the talk of the culinary town after the engagement, they have since broken up. Now it looks like Koren Grieveson's ex-fiance, Anne Burrell has moved on and found a love life of her own.
Whos is Koren Grieveson?
Koren Grieveson was born in 1971 in the South African town of Luanda. Since her father was in the poultry business, she had to move around a lot. She stayed in various countries like Zimbabwe, Iran, Brazil, and England before finally settling with her family in America.
She worked in the U.S military for eight years before taking up her first food job serving diet Yoo-Hoos to rock and roll stars. Simultaneously, she was also studying at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
After her graduation, she took up her first chef job at “Spurce” under Chef Keith Luce. She followed up that job working under Chef Suzy Cotton at Crofton on Wheel then finally landing her big job as a sous chef in Blackbird under Chef Paul Kahan. Her mentorship under Paul Kahan at the Blackbird would later earn her a chef de cuisine post at Avec.
The experiences she got working under various chefs helped her garner the Food & Wine best new chef award in 2008. In addition to that, she also bagged the James Beard Award in 2010.
Grieveson's stint information after her Avec departure is rare to find. Nevertheless, according to TV Show Stars, she was the executive chef at NYC Resto for 6 months. Her 2014 tweet also revealed that she worked at Claudette. Judging by lack of related posts since then, it would stand to reason that she still works there.
Koren Grieveson was Engaged to Anne Burrell
Grieveson was engaged to fellow-chef Anne Burrell in 2012. And while their relationship was no secret in their industry, news of their engagement did make headlines, .
Grieveson had never given an official statement or 'nod', if you will, regarding their dating but the same was not true of Burrell. While Grieveson remained tight-lipped, Burrell had been rather vocal about their relationship.
On 31 December 2012, while wishing everyone a Happy New Year, Anne Burrell announced and celebrated the news that she was engaged to Koren Grieveson.
Anne Burrell tweets about being engaged with Koren Grieveson (Photo: Twitter)
Moreover, Burrell had also revealed to Entertainment Tonight on 31 January 2013 that the couple was setting the date of their wedding sometime around 2018 and planned to have their wedding in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Who is Anne Burrell?
Anne Burrell is an American chef but she is primarily known as a television personality. She appeared in the television cooking show, Iron Chef America, and additionally, was also a contestant on the fourth season of the Food Network competition show.
Koren and her then-partner Anne pose for a picture on 2nd December 2013 (Photo: People)
As of present, Burrell hosts Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and co-hosts Worst Cooks in America for the Food Network.
Where are Koren Grieveson and Anne Burrell Now?
Despite their public wedding announcement for 2018, the chef-couple never made it past their engagement.
After calling off her engagement with Grieveson, Burrel is now engaged to a man named Stuart Claxton. People magazine first reported the news in April 2020. The magazine also claimed that Burrell and Claxton were dating for two years before Claxton popped the question.