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Cat Cora

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Author

As a prominent figure in the culinary community, Cat Cora made television history in 2005 when she became the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Since then, Cora has continued to evolve her craft to become an accomplished author, restaurateur, contributing editor, avid philanthropist and television host.


Cat Cora is the published author of three successful cookbooks and one children’s book and most recently her memoir called “Cooking As Fast As I Can: a Chef’s Story of Food, Family and Forgiveness.” Cora has launched several restaurants in the US and beyond, with Ocean by Cat Cora on Sentosa Island in Singapore, as well Cat Cora’s Kitchen with three locations including San Francisco International Airport, George Bush International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport which is also home to Cat Cora’s Kitchen Gourmet Market. And soon to be Cat Cora’s Kitchen Atlanta airport as well as Cat Cora’s Taphouse in Detroit. She is also the founder of Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.

She has trained in two, three star Michelin restaurants with Georges Blanc and Roger Verge as well as cooked for many celebrities and dignitaries including President Obama and First Lady Michelle at the White House.


On-screen, Cora has hosted, guest judged and appeared as herself in a number of hit food shows. Some of these shows include Food Network’s Melting Pot; NBC’s Celebrity Cooking Showdown; Bravo’s Around the World in 80 Plates as well as Top Chef, Master Chef and Chopped. With all of these accomplishments under her belt, its no surprise that she is also the first female chef to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame. http://catcora.com

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