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Cat Cora

World-Renowned Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Contributing Editor, Television Host, Actress, Avid Philanthropist, Health and Fitness Expert & Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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 Cat Cora Biography

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six. The Jackson, Mississippi native, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, has been captivating audiences since she made her TV debut in 1999, as co-host of Food Network’s "Melting Pot" with Rocco Di Spirito. She went on to host "My Country My Kitchen: Greece," "Date Plate," and was one of the featured hosts on Fine Living’s "Simplify Your Life." Cat Cora is also a woman who holds a series of “firsts’ for women in the culinary industry.

In 2005, Cat Cora made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show, "Iron Chef America." Since then, she shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry. After Cat’s Iron Chef debut, she was 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.” In 2006, Cat was awarded Bon Appetit Magazine’s “Teacher of the Year Award” and was named the Executive Chef of the magazine. Since then, she has blazed her own trail through the culinary world, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.

Cat has opened more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, highlighting her platform on health, wellness and sustainability: Cat Cora’s Kitchen, located in numerous airport locations throughout the U.S., Cat Cora's Taproom located in the Detroit Metro Airport, Ocean by Cat Cora, an award-winning restaurant in Singapore, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney World, CCQ at Macy's, Postino in San Francisco's East Bay, Mesa Burger which can be found in Santa Barbara and Goleta, Olilo by Cat Cora and Wicked Eats by Cat Cora have over 500 pop-ups across the country.

In 2018, Cat partnered with WW on a first-of-its-kind health food destination inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, called WW FreestyleTM Café: BKLYN. That same year, Cat was also proud to be featured in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Museum’s Kitchen Table exhibit in Meridian, Mississippi.

Currently, Cat is serving up her culinary knowledge as a judge on ABC’s culinary competition series "Family Food Fight." Cat continues to be a leader in her industry as she synchronizes her award-winning talents with mainstream accessibility, all while she evolves into a space beyond the culinary world.

As if that wasn’t enough, Cora is also a prominent published author of three successful cookbooks, one children’s book and, in 2015, her raw and remarkably candid memoir called Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef’s Story of Food, Family and Forgiveness.

Outside the kitchen, Cora is best known for her philanthropic efforts. She is the President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.

Cora currently resides in California with her wife Nicole and their six boys.

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A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy

A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy

Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes

Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes

Cooking From the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals

Cooking From the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals

Cat Cora's Kitchen: Favorite Meals for Family and Friends

Cat Cora's Kitchen: Favorite Meals for Family and Friends

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  • HOW TO BOOK Cat Cora?

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Cat Cora?

    Booking fees for Cat Cora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cat Cora, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Cat Cora?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cat Cora for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cat Cora for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cat Cora or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cat Cora or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Cat Cora

World-Renowned Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Contributing Editor, Television Host, Actress, Avid Philanthropist, Health and Fitness Expert & Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Cat Cora Biography

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six. The Jackson, Mississippi native, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, has been captivating audiences since she made her TV debut in 1999, as co-host of Food Network’s "Melting Pot" with Rocco Di Spirito. She went on to host "My Country My Kitchen: Greece," "Date Plate," and was one of the featured hosts on Fine Living’s "Simplify Your Life." Cat Cora is also a woman who holds a series of “firsts’ for women in the culinary industry.

In 2005, Cat Cora made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show, "Iron Chef America." Since then, she shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry. After Cat’s Iron Chef debut, she was 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.” In 2006, Cat was awarded Bon Appetit Magazine’s “Teacher of the Year Award” and was named the Executive Chef of the magazine. Since then, she has blazed her own trail through the culinary world, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.

Cat has opened more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, highlighting her platform on health, wellness and sustainability: Cat Cora’s Kitchen, located in numerous airport locations throughout the U.S., Cat Cora's Taproom located in the Detroit Metro Airport, Ocean by Cat Cora, an award-winning restaurant in Singapore, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney World, CCQ at Macy's, Postino in San Francisco's East Bay, Mesa Burger which can be found in Santa Barbara and Goleta, Olilo by Cat Cora and Wicked Eats by Cat Cora have over 500 pop-ups across the country.

In 2018, Cat partnered with WW on a first-of-its-kind health food destination inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, called WW FreestyleTM Café: BKLYN. That same year, Cat was also proud to be featured in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Museum’s Kitchen Table exhibit in Meridian, Mississippi.

Currently, Cat is serving up her culinary knowledge as a judge on ABC’s culinary competition series "Family Food Fight." Cat continues to be a leader in her industry as she synchronizes her award-winning talents with mainstream accessibility, all while she evolves into a space beyond the culinary world.

As if that wasn’t enough, Cora is also a prominent published author of three successful cookbooks, one children’s book and, in 2015, her raw and remarkably candid memoir called Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef’s Story of Food, Family and Forgiveness.

Outside the kitchen, Cora is best known for her philanthropic efforts. She is the President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.

Cora currently resides in California with her wife Nicole and their six boys.

Cat Cora Videos

  • If You Only Knew: Cat Cora - YouTube
    Chef Cat Cora plays a round of 'If You Only Knew' with guest host Nick Cannon. She reveals the food she thinks is overrated and a food people ...
  • Cat Cora Remembers Her Time As The First Female 'Iron Chef ...
    Cat Cora remembers her time as the first woman on 'Iron Chef' and what it was like to blaze the trail for others. Nick Cannon And Cat Cora Play ...
  • Wicked Eats by Cat Cora - YouTube
    Award-Winning “Iron Chef” Cat Cora and Aramark expand partnership with new Mediterranean street food concept, Wicked Eats by Cat Cora, ...

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  • How to book Cat Cora?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cat Cora for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cat Cora, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cat Cora or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cat Cora?

    Booking fees for Cat Cora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cat Cora, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cat Cora?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cat Cora for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cat Cora for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cat Cora or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cat Cora or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cat Cora is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cat Cora for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Cat Cora generally travels from Santa Barbara, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alex Guarnaschelli, Art Smith, Carla Hall, Sandra Lee and Rick Bayless. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cat Cora for an upcoming event.

Cat Cora Speaker Videos

  • If You Only Knew: Cat Cora - YouTube
    Chef Cat Cora plays a round of 'If You Only Knew' with guest host Nick Cannon. She reveals the food she thinks is overrated and a food people ...
    Cat Cora Remembers Her Time As The First Female 'Iron Chef ...
    Cat Cora remembers her time as the first woman on 'Iron Chef' and what it was like to blaze the trail for others. Nick Cannon And Cat Cora Play ...
  • Wicked Eats by Cat Cora - YouTube
    Award-Winning “Iron Chef” Cat Cora and Aramark expand partnership with new Mediterranean street food concept, Wicked Eats by Cat Cora, ...

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