Anne Burrell Biography

Anne Burrell is a chef, television personality, and former instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education from the United States of American. She has also worked at some of the top restaurants in New York,

Anne Burrell Career

She is a professional chef, television personality, and former instructor who has opened many Restaurants across the United States. In 2005, Iron Chef Mario Batali asked Burrell to serve as one of his sous chefs, along with chef and restaurateur Mark Ladner, for a pilot taping of Food Network’s Iron Chef America series. She continued to serve as his sous chef during his tenure with the show.

Her Food Network series Secrets of a Restaurant Chef debuted on June 29, 2008. In 2009, she appeared on another Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, in which chefs recount their favorite dishes. In 2010, Anne and Chef Beau MacMillan hosted a Food Network reality series named Worst Cooks in America.

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She and her co-host lead contestants through a “culinary boot camp” on their journey to become better cooks. The first season was premiered on January 3, 2010.  She then won the challenge when her recruit, Rachel Coleman, edged out MacMillan’s recruit, Jenny Cross. The second season premiered on January 2, 2011, with Chef MacMillan being replaced by Chef Robert Irvine.

To raise the stakes, Irvine and Burrell made a side bet, in which Burrell risked losing her signature hair and Irvine risked going platinum. She has both won the competition and the side-bet, when her recruit, Joshie Berger, edged out Irvine’s recruit, Georg Coleman. In 2011, she became the fourth runner up in the culinary competition, The Next Iron Chef on the Food Network, being eliminated in week six of the competition.

The third season of Worst Cooks in America premiered on February 12, 2012. Chef Bobby Flay was the new co-host/chef for season three. Chef Burrell again won the competition, when her recruit Kelli Powers edged out Flay’s recruit, Vinnie Caligiuri. Season four started on February 17, 2013. Season four concluded with Flay’s team finally defeating Burrell’s team, when his recruit, Alina Bolshakova, edged out Burrell’s recruit, Rasheeda Brown.

Anne Burrell Age

She was born on September 21, 1969 in Cazenovia, New York, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2019.

Anne Burrell Family

She was born in Cazenovia, New York to Marlene Burrell. She has a sister named Jane Burrell -Uzcategul.

Anne Burrell Children

The Information about her Children is not available but it will be updated as soon as possible.

Anne Burrell Husband

She is married to Stuart Claxton. But she was previously engaged to Koren Grieveson. She told people about her engagement to her lovely husband Stuart Claxton whereby they will conduct a colorful wedding.

Claxton said he started planning the proposal before social distancing measures were put into place due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I got the ring right before we left for Cazenovia [over a month and a half ago], when we didn’t really know how long things were going to go on,” he says. “But I’m very glad I did it.”

Anne Burrell Net worth

She is an American chef, instructor, and television personality who has a net worth of $5 million dollars.

Anne Burrell Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57m)

Anne Burrell Restaurants

She planned to open her first restaurant in 2010 in New York City. She opened her restaurant, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, in Brooklyn in spring 2017, though on April 2018, the restaurant was closed. Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, at 196 Smith St. between Warren and Baltic streets, may reopen eventually, but disagreements between the two made “running a restaurant together impossible,” a Burrell representative said.

Her rep also claimed that Casaceli hasn’t agreed to meet to figure things out. After the ICIF experience, Burrell remained in Italy, working in various restaurants for nine months. She worked at La Bottega del ’30, a small restaurant in Tuscany with one seating each night. She then returned to the U.S. as a sous chef at Felidia, owned by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich.

The connection with Bastianich would help her career. She became the chef at Savoy, a small prix fixe dining room. After Savoy, Burrell began teaching at the Institute of Culinary Education. Lidia Bastianich’s son and restaurateur, Joseph Bastianich, and Chef Mario Batali named Burrell the chef for Italian Wine Merchants, their New York wine store.

The Batali connection would further propel her career. She later became the executive chef of Centro Vinoteca, an Italian restaurant in New York City’s West Village area which opened in 2007. She left the restaurant in September 2008 due to her busy schedule and many commitments.

The departure also meant that she would not start at Gusto Ristorante, as both of the restaurants are part of Mangia Hospitality Group. Burrell planned to open her first restaurant in 2010 in New York City.

Anne Burrell Culinary Institute of America.

She pursued her interest in the restaurant business by enrolling at The Culinary Institute of America. I loved every minute of being a student at the CIA,” she says. “I couldn’t learn fast enough, couldn’t do enough, couldn’t work hard enough.”

During her graduation she spent a year in Italy attending the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners while working at La Taverna del Lupo in Umbria and La Bottega del’ 30, a one-Michelin star restaurant in Tuscany. During her time in Italy, she grew to truly appreciate and understand the philosophy of Italian cuisine and culture, which left a lasting impact on her culinary point of view.

Anne Burrell Awards

On April 25, 2018, Anne Burrell was honored at the CIA’s annual Leadership Awards event with an Augie Award®given to those who exemplify the CIA’s values of leadership, creativity, and depth of knowledge.

Anne Burrell Recipes

Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Spread


  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions, 1 cut into 1/4-inch dice and 1 sliced, for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely smashed
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas or 4 seeded hamburger buns
  • Feta Tzatziki Spread, recipe follows
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced, for garnish
  • 2 cups baby spinach, for garnish

Feta Tzatziki Spread

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves cut into chiffonade
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, coarsely grated
  • Kosher salt

Coat a large saute pan with olive oil, toss in the diced onions and season with salt and crushed red pepper. Bring the pan to medium-high heat and cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 to 4 more minutes. Turn the heat off and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine the lamb, the cooled onion mixture, the oregano, dill, mint, lemon zest and 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. Sprinkle with salt and combine well. Make a little “tester patty.” Cook it and taste for seasoning.

Preheat the grill.

Form the lamb mixture into 4 equal patties and sprinkle with salt. Grill the burgers to your desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove the burgers from the grill and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes.

Cut the pitas in half. Schmear each half generously with the Feta Tzatziki Spread. Top one half with a burger, then tomatoes, sliced onions and spinach. Place the other pita half on top.

Combine the yogurt, feta, vinegar, garlic, mint, dill, and cucumbers. Season with salt. Let sit for at least 1 hour at room temperature before serving.

Anne Burrell Books

  • Own Your Kitchen: Recipes to Inspire & Empower: A Cookbook 2013
  • Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets 2011

Anne Burrell TV Shows

  • Worst Cooks in America
  • Secrets of a Restaurant Chef
  • Vegas Chef Prizefight
  • Beat Bobby Flay
  • Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell
  • The Big Waste
  • Review Rescue
  • Chef Anne Burrell/Kitchen Solutions
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