Since making television history in 2005 as the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, Cat Cora has become one of the largest names in the culinary community. In May 2012, Cora will be expanding her repertoire to host, as she steps out of her chef’s jacket into this new role alongside co-‐host Curtis Stone, in Bravo’s new reality series Around the World in 80 Plates, which follows 12 chefs competing in a culinary race across 10 countries in 44 days. Beyond her television credits, Cora is also a contributing food & lifestyle editor for O, the Oprah Magazine. To date, Cora has successfully launched several unique restaurant concepts. In 2008, she partnered with Macy’s to open Cat Cora’s Que (CCQ), a casual barbeque restaurant featuring her favorite takes on global BBQ. In 2009, Cora partnered with Disney to open Kouzinna by Cat Cora at Disney’s Board Walk Resort. Kouzzina’s menu consists of Cora’s time-‐honored Mediterranean family recipes and personal Greek favorites. In 2011, she opened Cat Cora’s Kitchen, a sophisticated dining option for airport travelers with locations in the Virgin Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Cora is the author of three top-‐selling cookbooks and in March 2011, the mother of four boys, released her first children’s book, Suitcase Surprise for Mommy (Dial Books, 2011) a sweet and comforting tool for kids and parents to use when Mom or Dad have to travel. In January 2011, the savvy chef launched her first line of versatile cookware with Starfrit, Canada’s leading purveyor of eco-‐friendly cookware and kitchen gadgets. The line features an array of practical, stylish and eco- ‐friendly kitchen essentials to make mealtimes easy for the at-‐home cook. That same year, she teamed up with Gaea, the leader in Greek specialty food products, to debut Cat Cora’s Kitchen, her own line of olive oils, vinegar, cooking sauces, tapenades and olives. In addition, Cora has her own collection of wines under the Coranation label. Outside of the kitchen, Cora is an avid philanthropist and in 2004 she founded Chefs for Humanity in response to the tsunami disaster in Indonesia. Her charity is dedicated to preventing hunger, reducing obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions. For more information please visit, www.catcora.com and follow Cat on Twitter (@catcora) and Facebook. To coordinate interviews, please contact Jackie Feldman or Tara Romanella at Fifteen Minutes PR at (323) 556-‐9700.