Though Cat Cora’s resume includes a string of impressive titles such as television host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, her most notable celebrity chef claim-to-fame came when she was named the first female champion of Food Network’s “Iron Chef.“ Her dance with cuisine began with her training at the Culinary Institute of America before she pirouetted into roles in a duo of three-star Michelin restaurants in France. By 1999, she was co-hosting cooking shows on Food Network with fellow celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito.
And of course, there are restaurants — 18, to be exact — a trio of cookbooks, and humanitarian work with hunger causes, an effort notable enough to earn her both The President’s Volunteer Service Award and The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Try not to get exhausted just reading about her accomplishments. There’s a reason Cat wears the celebrity chef hat.
Not content to rest on her considerable culinary laurels, Cat is also a mom to six kids who somehow finds time to fire off Cameos to admirers willing to spend $250 for a token from their favorite A-list cook. Give her a jingle if you don’t feel too guilty adding more activity to her already-crowded plate.