Known around the world as the first-in-television-history female chef on Iron Chef America, Cat Cora is also renowned as a television host, author and editor, philanthropist, restaurateur, health and fitness expert and proud mother of six.
She has hosted, guest judged, and appeared in a number of hit food shows, including Celebrity Cooking Showdown, America’s Best Cook, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Next Iron Chef, Top Chef and Master Chef, My Country My Kitchen, Around the World in 80 Plates and My Kitchen Rules. She also makes regular appearances on a wide variety of talk shows.
Her award-winning restaurants are now all across the world, with unique new concepts opening regularly, including “Ocean Restaurant” in Singapore, inside the world’s largest oceanarium with stunning views of deep-sea wildlife from every table.
After the Asian Tsunami disaster, Cat founded Chefs for Humanity to bring the culinary community together to provide resources for educational, emergency and hunger-related causes. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, she gathered fellow chefs and joined the American Red Cross to offer relief in her home state of Mississippi – with Cat and other volunteer chefs, were onsite cooking and feeding hundreds of hurricane victims and relief workers.
UNICEF named her a nutritional spokesperson for humanitarian crises around the world and she was awarded Bon Appetit’s “Teacher of the Year Award” for her tireless work championing domestic and international hunger relief efforts and nutrition issues. Cat joined First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Chefs Move to Schools program, challenging chefs from around the country to help solve the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Cat Cora has consistently blazed a trail through the culinary world, becoming the first woman inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. She continues to be an educating and entertaining leader beyond the culinary world.