Cat Cora Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Catherine Ann “Cat” Cora was born on the 3rd April 1967, in Jackson, Mississippi USA, of Greek and American descent. She is a professional chef, probably best known publicly for her appearances in the cooking show “Iron Chef America: The Series” (2005 – present), and for presenting the reality competition series “Around the World in 80 Plates” (2012). She has also been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Cat has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999.

How rich is the chef? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Cat Cora’s net worth is as much as $4.5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. The main sources of Cora wealth are cuisine as well as television shows.


Cat Cora Net Worth $4.5 Million


To begin with, she was raised in Jackson by her parents Spiro Pete Cora and Virginia Lee – her paternal grandfather as well as father were restaurateurs, and from the age of 15, she has been in the same business. Core received her further education at the University of Southern Mississippi and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

As well as working as a restaurateur, Cat pursued a career on television. In 1999, she debuted in “Simplify Your Life”, then in 2004, she co-hosted alongside Wolfgang Schaber and Peter Marr in the show “Kitchen Accomplished”. Since 2006, she has held the position of Executive Chef for Bon Appétit magazine, and the same year appeared in “Celebrity Cooking Showdown”. Afterwards, she was the main star in the episode of “Chef’s Story” (2007), as well as appearing as a guest judge in episodes of the reality television series “Food Network Star” (2007) and “The Next Iron Chef” (2008), “Master Chef” (2010), “Top Chef: Just Desserts” (2011) and “Top Chef” (2012). Additionally, since 2009, she has been cast as a main in the series “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. All these appearances added considerably to Cat’s net worth.

In 2011, Cat Cora opened a bar and lounge-style restaurant named “Cat Cora” at San Francisco International Airport, and Bush Intercontinental Airport. From 2011 to 2014, she operated another restaurant – Kouzzina by Cat Cora – located at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. In 2013, she launched the sea food restaurant The Ocean Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa. Singapore, which have all contributed to her growing wealth.

Meanwhile, Cora co-hosted the reality competition series “Around the World in 80 Plates” (2012), and participated in the television programs including “Chopped All Stars” (2012), “Eastbound & Down” (2013), “America’s Best Cook” (2014) and “Food Fighters” (2014). Since 2013, she has starred in “Guy’s Grocery Games”, and it has been announced that Cora is going to co-host the upcoming reality cooking series “My Kitchen Rules” on FOX channel.

Finally, in the personal life of the chef, she was in a long term relationship (17 years) with Jennifer Cora – they married in 2013, and have four sons with the help of in vitro fertilization, but in 2015, they announced their divorce. Concerning her philanthropic efforts, Cora became one of the founders and the president of the humanitarian organization Chefs for Humanity in 2005, the main aims of which organization are hunger relief, nutrition education as well as disaster response. In 2006, she became a spokesperson for UNICEF and InSinkErator.

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