Cat Cora Biography | Who Is Cat Cora?
Cat Cora (Catherine Ann Cora) is an American professional chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, and lifestyle entrepreneur.
She has served up her culinary knowledge as a judge on ABC’s competition series Family Food Fight and founded Little Kitchen Academy, a Montessori-style culinary school for ages 3-teen.
Outside the kitchen, she is known for her philanthropic efforts. Cora is the President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity. Chefs for Humanity is an organization that originated in response to the 2004 Tsunami disaster. The foundation is dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.
She 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.
Cora partnered with WW on a first-of-its-kind health food destination inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, called WW FreestyleTM Café: BKLYN in 2018. She was also proud to be featured in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Museum’s Kitchen Table exhibit in Meridian, Mississippi.
Cat Cora Age
Catherine Ann Cora was born on 3 April 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. She is 52 years old as of 2019.
Cat Cora Family
Cora was born to Virginia Lee (née Brothers) and Spiro Pete Cora. Cora’s paternal grandparents were from Skopelos, Greece. Her Father Spiro and grandfather were restaurateurs. Cora was raised by a family for whom cooking and eating were the centers of life. Meals from her family’s house often combined spices from the South with fresh cheeses and home-cured olives sent by relatives from the island of Skopelos. Cora shares these stories and more in her memoir, Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef’s Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness.
Cat Cora Wife | Cat Cora Married | Cat Cora Spouse | Cat Cora Lesbian
The Around the World in 80 Plates host started dating award-winning producer and director Nicole Ehrlich in 2017. The couple married on April 21, 2018, at the Villa Verano Estate in Santa Barbara, California.
Cat Cora Jennifer Cora | Cat Cora Divorce
In 2013, the celebrity chef married Jennifer after 15 years of being together. They had been in a long-term domestic partnership before marrying. The couple resided in Santa Barbara with their four sons whom they got through in vitro fertilization.
Cat and Jennifer had a unique and complicated process of having their children. Each of them was impregnated with two of the other’s fertilized ova which were fertilized by the same sperm donor. The couple divorced in November 2015 after 17 years together and 2 years of being married.
Cat Cora Kids | Cat Cora Children
Cat and ex-wife Jennifer share four sons; Zoran, Caje, twins Thatcher and Nash. Through her current wife Ehrlich, she has two stepsons, Jonas and Gavin.
Chef Cat Cora
Cora brought a business plan to her father and grandfather at the age of 15 knowing that they could help her. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi and then enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Cora has partnered with various corporations include Macy’s, when in 2008 they opened Cat Cora’s Que (CCQ), a restaurant in Costa Mesa, California.
She was a co-host of the Food Network show Kitchen Accomplished and launched her own line of cookware in conjunction with Starfrit, Canada’s leading purveyor of food preparation products in 2011. Cat also co-founded Chefs For Humanity in January 2005, it describes itself as “a grassroots coalition of chefs and culinary professionals guided by a mission to quickly be able to raise funds and provide resources for important emergency and humanitarian aid, nutritional education, and hunger-related initiatives throughout the world.”
She is the co-host of the American reality competition show Around the World in 80 Plates alongside Curtis Stone. It premiered on May 9, 2012, on the Bravo cable TV network. The show follows twelve chefs competing in a culinary race across ten countries in 44 days.
Iron Chef Cat Cora | Cat Cora Iron Chef
Cora made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show: Iron Chef America in 2005. She joined Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Masaharu Morimoto on the first season on the first season of the show spending 10 seasons on the show.
Cat Cora Restaurant
Cora has opened up more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, highlighting her platform on health, wellness, and sustainability.
Cat Cora SFO
In April 2011, a new bar and lounge-style restaurant called The eponymous Cat Cora opened at Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Cat Cora Kitchen
Cora opened Cat Cora’s Kitchen in Terminal E of the Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Cat Cora’s Kitchen, located in numerous airport locations throughout the U.S.
Ocean Restaurant By Cat Cora | Ocean By Cat Cora
In February 2013, Cat opened The Ocean Restaurant at the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa off Singapore. It is a 63 seat restaurant inside the world’s largest oceanarium and has stunning views of deep-sea wildlife from every table.
Cat Cora Net Worth
Coming from a long line of chefs, and growing up in a family of restaurateurs, Cat realized her passion for cooking t an early age. Her whole life has revolved around the kitchen. Through her kitchen skills, Cat has earned a big name in the industry through which she has also earned a great fortune. Cora’s net worth amounts to $7 million. Income from her restaurants has also earned her a great fortune.
Cat Cora Wedding Cake
Cora and Nicole asked bakers from around the country to submit wedding cake designs for a chance to bake a cake for their big day and would win $1,000 and a one-night trip to Santa Barbara.
They decided on a six-tiered cake made by Lexie Verburggen at The Sweetified Bakery in Florida, each tier representing each of the couple’s children.
Cat Cora Height
The celebrity chef stands at a height of 1.49 m.