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Cat Cora | Biography

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  • Full Name Catherine Ann Cora
  • Nickname Cat Cora
  • Occupation Professional chef, Media personality, Restauranteur
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 03, 1967
  • Age 54 Years, 7 Months
American Chef & Television Personality

Cat Cora | Biography

Owner of The Ocean Restaurant in the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa on the island of Singapore

In February 2013, Cora opened The Ocean Restaurant in the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa on the island of Singapore. The 63-seat restaurant is located inside the world's largest oceanarium, and each table offers breathtaking vistas of deep-sea creatures.


Cat Cora is an American professional chef, mostly known for her appearances on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America as an "Iron Chef" and the co-host of Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates.

Who is Cat Cora?

Cat Cora is a professional chef, television personality, restauranteur, and lifestyle entrepreneur. Cora made history as the first female "Iron Chef" on Food Network's Iron Chef America. She has also appeared on NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown, Food Network's America's Best Cook, Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped All-StarsThe Next Iron Chef, and Bravo's Top Chef and Master Chef.

Cora co-founded Chefs For Humanity in January 2005, describing it 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 also took part in Auction Napa Valley's charity wine auctions.

In 2006, Cora was engaged as a paid spokeswoman for the InSinkErator Evolution waste disposal series. In addition, she is a UNICEF spokeswoman and the Executive Chef for Bon Appétit magazine.

In March 2006, Cora served as Grand Marshal for Hal and Mal's St. Paddy's Parade in Jackson, Mississippi.

Similarly, Cora was featured in the cookery section of the September 2006 issue of FHM, where she cooked meals with items purchased from a convenience store. Cora is also a Macy's Culinary Councils member along with Tyler Florence, Rick Bayless, and others. 

In addition, she has worked as entertainment for The Olivia Companies, a lesbian-focused vacation firm. She voiced a character in the computer game Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine in 2008.

In February 2013, Cora opened The Ocean Restaurant in the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa on the island of Singapore. The 63-seat restaurant is located inside the world's largest oceanarium, and each table offers breathtaking vistas of deep-sea creatures.

What is Cat Cora's Real Name?

Cat Cora was born Catherine Ann Cora on 3 April 1967. As of November 2021, she is 54 years old. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, in a tiny Greek community.

She was born to a Greek father, Spiro Cora, and an American mother, Virginia Lee Cora. At just 15 years old, she introduced a business concept to her father and grandfather, thinking they could assist her.

Cora graduated from Southern Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in exercise, physiology, and biology. She later went to Hyde Park's Culinary Institute of America.

How Many Michelin Stars Does Cat Cora Have?

Since her TV debut in 1999 as co-host of Food Network's Melting Pot with Rocco Di Spirito, she has captivated audiences. Cora trained at the Culinary Institute of America and cooked at two 3-star Michelin restaurants in France.

Marriage with Jennifer Denise Johnson & Their Divorce

In June 2013, Cora married her longtime partner Jennifer Cora. They share four sons Zoran Cora (born 2003), Caje Cora (born April 2007), Thatcher Julius Cora (born April 2009), and Nash Lemuel Cora (born July 2009). All of her four sons were born via in vitro fertilization. Both Cora and Jennifer were impregnated with two of the other's fertilized eggs after the same sperm donor fertilized all four embryos.

After 17 years of togetherness and two years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce in November 2015.

Second Marriage with Nicole Ehrlich & Their Divorce

On 21 April 2018, she married Nicole Ehrlich, her year-long girlfriend, at the Villa Verano Estate in Santa Barbara, California. Jonas (born 2006) and Gavin (born 2008) are her two stepsons.

Nicole Ehrlich filed for divorce from Cora on 26 April 2021.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cora has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2021. Her income comes primarily from her work as a professional chef and television personality.

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