Your identity is the actual value of oneself, and if you hide behind the closet in fear of people, you will never be able to express yourself. Koren Grieveson is the top-rated chef who made the headlines when she and her partner, Anne Barrell come out as a lesbian in media. Koren is the recipient of James Beard Award for Best Chef and is currently working as the executive chef of Resto.
Coming Out as Lesbian!
It’s never too easy to break the shackles and to have the courage to come out of the shell to reveal their sexuality in front of the world.
Koren Grieveson has been a secretive person and always maintains a personal space. But her partner and fiancée, Anne Burrell had been vocal about their relationship.
It was in mid-2012 when Anne’s colleague Ted revealed that Anne was dating a woman. Later, Anne’s representative said that she has never hidden her sexuality.
Caption: Koren and her lesbian partner Anne on 2nd December 2013
Her representatives also confirmed her relationship with Koren and said that they were dating for more than two years then.
Engaged but Wedding Waits!
Even after dating for more than two years Koren has never been kind enough to reveal the details of their relationship. Here comes Anne to rescue. The outspoken link of the couple announced that they were engaged about five years ago.
On 31st December 2012, Anne wished Happy New Year to everyone, but at the same time, she announced that she is engaged.
Talking about the wedding plans, Koren’s lesbian partner Anne said that they have planned to have a wedding in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on 31st January 2013, she revealed that it was the spot that they traveled together for the first time. But almost five years later, their wedding plan is yet to get materialized.
Career and Net Worth:
Before completing her education in Culinary Institute of America, she served in U.S. Army for nine years. Her cooking skills helped her to receive the prestigious “James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes” back in 2010.
She has also appeared in popular cooking shows like 'Top Chef' and 'Iron Chef' as the guest judges where she has shared space with some great chef like Nigella Lawson.
She received praises and applauds for her work in high-profile restaurants like Avec, Resto, and Blackbird. The private person in real life doesn’t reveal much about her earnings and fortunes. But given her stature as the top chef in the modern world, she probably enjoys net worth in millions.
As of 2017, the Food & Wine Best New Chef is the executive chef at Resto in NYC. In an interview with Food & Wine, she was asked about the female chef in Resto to which she replied:
They know how to run a business; they have a palate, and it shouldn’t matter if they are male or female.
Koren’s Short Bio:
Koren opened her eyes Luanda, Angola, Southern Africa on 4th November 1971 which makes her age 46. Although her wiki is reluctant to share any information about her family, she did mention that her father was deployed in the poultry industry in Southern Africa while her mother’s chicken inspired her into cooking. The top-rated chef belongs to white ethnicity and has a healthy body shape.