CO, USA – November 14, 2012 – The Culinary Hall of Fame announced
today that Chef Catherine “Cat” Cora has been inducted into the
Culinary Hall of Fame®.
About Chef Catherine “Cat” Cora:
Catherine "Cat" Cora (born April 3, 1967) is
an professional chef best known for her role as an "Iron Chef"
on the Food Network television. Cora, a Greek-American, was born in
Mississippi into a family of restaurateurs. Following advice from her
famous mentor Julia Child, Cat left her native Mississippi for New York,
where she received the education of her dreams at The Culinary Institute
Cat 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. A documentary, Cat’s In The
Kitchen, was also made about her first James Beard dinner in April, 2002.
Preceding Iron Chef America, Cat co-hosted Kitchen
Accomplished on Food Network, where she worked with a design expert and
contractor to surprise a homeowner with a 3-day kitchen makeover. In 2006,
Cat appeared in NBC’s Primetime Miniseries, Celebrity Cooking Showdown,
where celebrities were paired with famous chefs and competed in a timed
cook-off à la Iron Chef America.
In May 2012, Cora stepped out of her chef’s jacket
into a new role as co-host alongside Curtis Stone for Bravo’s new
series, Around the World in 80 Plates. The two hosts traveled with 12
chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days.
For more information visit www.catcora.com/about