Iron Chef Cat Cora

Catherine Ann "Cat" Cora (b. April 3, 1967) is an American professional chef best known for her featured role as an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America.


Iron Chef Cora was born in Jackson, Mississippi, the daughter of Virginia Lee (née Brothers) and Spiro Pete Cora. Her father was of Greek descent (her paternal grandparents were from Skopelos, Greece); both her grandfather and father were restaurateurs. Cora's style of cooking was influenced by Julia Child, Barbara Tropp, M.F.K. Fisher and her grandmother, Alma.


Year Title Role
2004 Kitchen Accomplished Host
2005-2012 Iron Chef America Iron Chef
2006 Celebrity Cooking Showdown Herself
2007 Chef's Story Herself
2007 The Next Food Network Star Guest Judge
2008 The Next Iron Chef Guest Judge
2009–Present The Best Thing I Ever Ate Herself
2010 MasterChef (US season 1) Guest Judge
2011 Top Chef: Just Desserts Guest Judge
2012 Top Chef (Season 9) Guest Judge
2012 Around the World in 80 Plates Co-host
2012 Chopped All-Stars Contestant
2012 Miss USA 2012 Judge
2013 Eastbound & Down Guest Chef
2014 America's Best Cook Mentor
2014 Food Fighters Herself
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