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Keriann Van Raesfeld from "Top Chef: Boston" is one of the chefs competing in season 12 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. She is the executive chef and owner of Exposed Gastronomy in San Jose, California. She grew up though in Mexico City, Mexico. She received her culinary education from Professional Culinary Institute. Her favorite simple fall dessert recipe is Apple Beignets with Salted Bourbon Caramel and Spiced Pecan Ice Cream.
 
Keriann Van Raesfeld'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, she 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 interact with her guests in a more intimate setting. The self-proclaimed "Wife, Mommy, Chef" is married with two beautiful children, Bradley and Scarlett.




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KERIANN VAN RAESFELD (TOP CHEF): FACTS

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Age: ∼30 years old
Current Residence: San Jose, CA





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