Cat Cora, a chef by profession is an American personality. She is best known for her starring role as Iron Chef on the Iron Chef America series. Despite this, she also co-hosted the show titled Around the World in 80 Plates.
Popular American chef Cat Cora was born on April 3, 1967 and will be 55 years old in 2022. The lady was born to her loving and caring parents named Virginia Lee and Spiro “Pete” Cora. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Her grandfather and father were both restaurateurs. When Cora was only 15 years old, full of curiosity, she brought her father and grandfather a business plan and knew that they could help her.
Cora was very impressed with her Greek heritage and southern roots. She combined all her experiences and prepared a book, which was later published and was called Cat Cora’s Kitchen. This was Cora’s first book ever published. She went to the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her BS in exercise physiology and biology. She later enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Cat Cora career
After Cat Cora received her primary and secondary education, she worked with various companies. Notable businesses included Macy’s (assisted Cat Cora in opening Cat Cora’s Que (CCQ) in 2008), a restaurant in Costa Mesa, California (assisted Cat Cora in launching a series of webisodes called Muppets Kitchen in 2010) and several airports around the United States, including Houston’s George Bush International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport, where she was assisted in launching her kitchen and market called Cora’s Kitchen and Cat Cora’s Gourmet Markets in 2011 and 2012. She briefly appeared on the show Simplify Your Life and co-hosted the show Kitchen Accomplished. Later in 2011, she launched her line of cookware in partnership with Starfrit, one of Canada’s leading suppliers of food preparation products.
Cora has appeared regularly on television with the show Iron Chef America and has spent at least 10 series on the line. In doing so, she became the first female Iron Chef and wrote the story on behalf of the television show, along with Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, and Masaharu Morimoto.
In February 2013, Cora opened one of the premier restaurants at SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa outside Singapore called The Ocean Restaurant. Originally built with 63 seats, it gradually became the largest oceanarium in the world, offering breathtaking views of the deep sea and marine life. After that, in 2017, Cora co-hosted the Fox reality show called My Kitchen Rules. Back in 2021, Cora competed in the Food Network’s second annual Tournament of Champions, but lost the match to another contestant named Michael Voltaggio.
Cat Cora Television Career
Catherine attracted attention because she appears on the show The Real Dirty Dancing. It’s one of the newest shows to air on Fox. The show featured eight celebrities who were given the task of learning iconic dance moves and competing in small-scale competitions. You get the time limit and the winner becomes the next Johnny and Baby. All contestants have been paired and adhere to the elimination rule each week. The show’s inaugural season included celebrity contestants Loni Love, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates and Tyler Cameron.
Cat Cora Biography
|Real name||Catherine Ann Cora|
|date of birth||April 3, 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||54 years|
|place of birth||Jackson, Mississippi, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 58kg – in pounds – 127 pounds|
|shoe size||6.5 (US)|
|eye color||dark brown|
|father||Spiro Pete Cora|
|mother||Virginia Lee Cora|
|University||University of Southern Mississippi, Culinary Institute of America|
|Is she lesbian?||Yes|
|Who is Cat Cora’s spouse?||Nicole Ehrlich (m. 2018–2021)|
|children||Four (Zoran, Nash, Caje & Thatcher Cora)|
Cat Cora has married twice in her life. She was married to her longtime partner named Jennifer Cora from 2013 to 2015, but the marriage didn’t work out for her and the partners filed for divorce after 17 years of togetherness. However, both told the media that they split due to a “mutual decision”, during their time the couple had four sons, all of whom were born using in vitro fertilization. All sons were named Zoran, Caje, Nash and Thatcher.
In 2018 she married Nicole Ehrlich for the second time. Ehrlich is an Emmy Award-winning, Grammy-winning American producer, director, and suffragist. The marriage could barely last a few years and after 3 years in May 2021 it was announced that the couple is getting divorced (the reason is not given). Ehrlich herself is a mother of two sons, whom she shares with her previous relationship with Rosa Ehrlich.
Cat Cora Net Worth
As of Celebrity Net Worth, Cat Cora’s net worth is estimated at $4 million. She makes a lot of money from her various businesses, restaurants, kitchens and appearing on the shows. Her enormous net worth comes not only from her cooking profession but also from some shows like Iron Chef America, Around the World in 80 Plates etc.