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Chef Cat Cora

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Cat Cora is owner of Cat Cora’s Kitchen and Gourmet Market in several airports across the country, as well as Ocean by Cat Cora in Singapore. Cat became the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America 2005.”

Since then, she’s become a prominent figure in the culinary community and beyond as an accomplished author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host, avid philanthropist, lifestyle entrepreneur and mother. Cat studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and completed apprenticeships with two of France’s renowned three-star Michelin chefs.

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Chef Cat Cora

In 2004, Cat founded Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education. In July 2012, she became the first female chef to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame. In September 2015, Cat released her personal memoir Cooking as Fast as I Can. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her wife and four boys.

Farming for the Future

Iron chef and philanthropist Cat Cora travels with the poverty-fighting organization CARE on a Learning Tour to Mozambique to see solutions to global hunger and malnutrition.

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