Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six that is best known for her featured role as the first female “Iron Chef” on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Since then, she has shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry and has blazed her own trail, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame. Cat has since been featured extensively on a number of television shows, most recently as co-host on BRAVO's "Around the World in 80 Plates" as well as FOX's "My Kitchen Rules.” She has opened more than 18 restaurants across the U.S. and globally, including: Cat Cora’s Kitchen, Ocean by Cat Cora, Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney World, CCQ at Macy’s, Cat Cora’s Taproom, OLILO, Mesa Burger and her newest addition, Wicked Eats by Aramark. Cat continues to be a leader in her industry as she masterfully synchronizes her award-winning talents with mainstream accessibility, all while she evolves into a space beyond the culinary world. CatCora.com
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