Build Presents Chef Cat Cora Discussing "My Kitchen Rules"
Cat Cora has been captivating audiences since she made television history as the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” in 2005. 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. Gaining recognition along the way, Cora has ventured beyond as a television host, successful restaurateur, lifestyle entrepreneur, accomplished author, avid philanthropist, and proud mother of four.
Great experience. Chef Cat was super friendly, and taught us all about sourdough and making pizza. We had a great time making delicious pizza and enjoyed the salad and snacks as well. Great stuff!
Not all heroes wear capes. And in fact, not all chefs have a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, or even opposable thumbs. Meet the that's better at life than you, from his cosplay (catplay?) outfits down to his impeccable table manners, reports .Spearheaded by visionary Chris Chiarappa and led by Iron Chef Cat Cora, the fast-casual concept sets itself apart with a robust chef-driven menu featuring Cora’s signature touch and a focus on local tastes and flavors.Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is the latest dining concept developed by Resorts World Sentosa and Cat Cora – renowned celebrity chef and the first female Iron Chef in Singapore.Following advice from her mentor Julia Child, Cat left her native Mississippi for New York, where she received the education of her dreams at The Culinary Institute of America. While in New York, she apprenticed with and then worked for Chef Anne Rozenweig at Arcadia and worked at the Beekman Tavern under Chef Larry Forgione of An American Place.Eating at work may never be the same thanks to a strategic partnership between world-renowned “Iron Chef” Cat Cora and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the global provider of dining solutions to businesses, universities, schools, hospitals and stadiums. Chef Cora, a TV personality, author, restaurateur and lifestyle entrepreneur, and Aramark have teamed up to transform the on-site dining experience for millions of employees at offices across North America.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.Cat’s culinary education continued in Europe completing apprenticeships with two of France’s three-star Michelin chefs, George Blanc of Vonnas and Roger Verge. After returning to New York again, Cat honed her skills as a Sous Chef at The Old Chatham Shepherding Company under Chef Melissa Kelly. She soon headed West to plant her roots in Northern California, where she served as Chef de Cuisine at Napa Valley’s Bistro Don Giovanni.In June 2010, Cat joined First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Chefs Move To Schools campaign in an effort to provide nutritional guidance and education from professional chefs to schools nationwide.