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In Chef Cat Cora’s memoir, Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef’s Story of Food, Family and Forgiveness, she said,
“I would one day discover the principles of opening your own restaurant were pretty much the same: take care to create an excellent, consistent menu and treat your customers well.”
Those principles – excellence, consistency, and a memorable customer experience – are the pillars of a strong content strategy.
This is why we are thrilled to announce Cat Cora will be joining us at ContentTECH Summit 2021. Cora will be taking the virtual stage at our June 8-10, 2021 event, sharing her experiences as a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, and lifestyle entrepreneur. She’ll also be cooking up something special for the audience!
The Jackson, Mississippi native trained at the Culinary Institute of America, cooked at two 3-star Michelin restaurants in France and has opened more than 18 restaurants and over 500 pop-ups, highlighting her platform on health, wellness and sustainability. Cora has also authored five books.
Cora made her TV debut in 1999, as co-host of Food Network’s Melting Pot with Rocco Di Spirito. She went on to host My Country My Kitchen: Greece, Date Plate, and was one of the featured hosts on Fine Living’s Simplify Your Life. Cora was a judge on ABC’s competition series Family Food Fight and founded Little Kitchen Academy, a Montessori-style culinary school for ages 3-teen.
Cat Cora holds a series of “firsts” for women in the culinary industry. In 2018, Cora partnered with WW on a first-of-its-kind health food destination, WW FreestyleTM Café: BKLYN. Later that year, she was featured in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Museum’s Kitchen Table exhibit in Meridian, Mississippi. In 2005, Cora made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show: Iron Chef America.
Watch some highlights from her Iron Chef Experience:
After her Iron Chef debut, she was featured extensively on a number of television shows, most recently as co-host on BRAVO’s Around the World in 80 Plates as well as FOX’s My Kitchen Rules. In 2006, Chef Cora was awarded Bon Appetit Magazine’s “Teacher of the Year Award” and was named the Executive Chef of the magazine. Since then, she has blazed her own trail through the culinary world, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.
Outside the kitchen, Cora is an active philanthropist. She is the President and Founder of Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education. In 2018, Chef Cat Cora launched her Women’s Empowerment Culinary Internship Program to mentor, give back and help women succeed in the culinary arts. For her efforts, President Barak Obama awarded her the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award and The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
We are thrilled Chef Cora is able to make time in between her many ventures to spend time inspiring our ContentTECH Summit attendees. Do you have a question for her? Leave it in the comments, or let us know on Twitter, using the #ContentTECH hashtag.
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