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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.
As a successful restaurateur, Cora recently joined RWS Resorts to launch Ocean by Cat Cora on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Prior to this, Cora opened 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. A new location in the Atlanta airport is slated to open later this year. The acclaimed chef also collaborated with Disney to create, Kouzzina by Cat Cora, a Mediterranean restaurant located at Disneyworld Boardwalk in Orlando, Florida.
On-screen, Cora has hosted, guest judged and appeared as herself in a number of hit food shows across television. Some of these shows include Food Network’s Melting Pot and America’s Best Cook; NBC’s Celebrity Cooking Showdown; Bravo’s Around the World in 80 Plates as well as multiple Disney webisodes.
As a young adult, she left Mississippi for New York to study at the Culinary Institute of America. Cora then continued her culinary education in Europe, completing apprenticeships for two of France’s renowned three-star Michelin chefs. She currently resides in the Santa Barbara, California area with her family.