Keriann’s passion for cooking started at a very young age and she knew early on she was meant to be in the kitchen. No stranger to culinary competition, Keriann has broken barriers by being the first American to win several international competitions and the first woman to win a number of prestigious titles. Keriann was the first place winner of the Hans Bushkens Junior Chefs challenge at the WACS conference in Dubai in 2008, winning the title of "World’s Greatest Young Chef." She also represented the USA in the Chaine Des Rotisseurs International Young Commis competition in Paris, France in 2008. Keriann was a proud member of Apprentice Team USA at the IKA in Germany 2008 where USA left with the gold. Her latest competition was in Scotland, where Keriann was the Team Captain of Youth Team USA. She led her team to three gold medals and first place overall. From 2008-2010, Keriann was the Executive Chef of 150 Central Park aboard Royal Caribbean’s "Oasis of the Seas," the world’s largest cruise ship. Keriann founded private chef company Exposed Gastronomy in 2010 where she loves to create new custom menus for each event and interacte with her guests in a more intimate setting. The self-proclaimed "Wife, Mommy, Chef" is married with two beautiful children, Bradley and Scarlett.
The Latest from Keriann
Behind-the-Scenes: The Judges Go Shopping
After a Sudden Death Quickfire with an added twist, the judges do the shopping as the chefs cook for 75 superfans.
After the Knife With Richard Blais: Ep 7
Keriann Von Raesfeld discusses the many bad decisions she made in Restaurant Wars that lead to her elimination.
Season 12 Restaurant Wars: The Dishes
The Orange Team created an international menu for Magellan, while the Grey Team chose to do family style dishes for Four Pigs.
Restaurant Wars Hits Boston!
We are down to eight cheftestants, so it was time for Restaurant Wars. See how the Four Pigs and Magellan fared.
A Restaurant Wars Dessert Disaster
Keriann Von Raesfeld's dessert leaves her team in a a lurch, as she tries to run a flailing service.
Top Chef's Plimoth Thanksgiving: The Dishes
The chefs created cranberry-inspired dishes in their Quickfire, then worked together to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Top Chef Does Thanksgiving Pilgrim-Style
The chefs harvest cranberries for their Quickfire, and honor tradition with a Thanksgiving feast made at Plimoth Plantation.