Cat Cora Net Worth

Cat Cora Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Catherine Ann “Cat” Cora net worth is
$4.5 Million

Catherine Ann “Cat” Cora Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameCat Cora
Net Worth$4.5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 3, 1967
Place Of BirthJackson, Mississippi, United States
Height4 ft 10 in (1.49 m)
ProfessionProfessional Chef, television show personality, TV chef, Executive Chef
EducationUniversity of Southern Mississippi, Culinary Institute of America
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJennifer Cora (m. 2001)
ChildrenThatcher Cora, Caje Cora, Zoran Cora, Nash Cora
ParentsSpiro Pete Cora, Virginia Lee
SiblingsChris Cora
NicknamesCatherine Cora
NominationsCulinary Hall of Fame (2012)
TV Shows"Iron Chef America", "Around the World in 80 Plates" (2012), "Simplify Your Life", "Kitchen Accomplished" (2004), “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” (2009), "Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine" (2005-2015), "Food Fighters" (2014)
1Release of her cookbook, "Cat Cora's Classics With a Twist" by Cat with Ann Krueger Spivack. [2010]
2Lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her partner Jennifer and sons Zoran, 5, and Caje, 23 months. [2008]
3Release of her book, "Cooking from the Hip: Recipes for Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals" by Cat with Ann Krueger Spivack. [2007]
4(October 28, 2015) Her wife of 2 years Jennifer Cora filed for divorce from her after 17 years together in total.
5Has 4 sons with her estranged wife Jennifer Cora: Zoran Cora (b.2003), Caje Cora (b.April 2007), Thatcher Julius Cora (b.April 4, 2009) and Nash Lemuel Cora (b.July 19, 2009). Jennifer bore the first three; Cat gave birth to Nash 3 months after Thatcher was born.
6Had worked as a sous chef for chef Larry Forgione, father of Marc Forgione and Bryan Forgione.
7Sister of Chris Cora.
8Planning to open a barbecue restaurant named "CCQ" [2008].
9Iron Chef [2005].
10Co-owner of "Kouzzina by Cat Cora" in Orlando, Florida. Opened on August 15, 2000.
11Parents are father, Spiro Cora, who is Greek, and mother, Virginia Lee Cora.
12Receiving her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Biology at the University of Southern Mississippi, she enrolled (at the urging of Julia Child) at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
13President and co-founder (in January 2005) of Chefs for Humanity.
14Executive chef for Bon Appetit magazine.
15Has cooked for Jacques Pepin, Robert Mondavi, Wolfgang Puck and Bill Gates. Member of the Screen Actors Guild.
16She says her alternate dream job would be an actress or a novelist.
17She says her interests are Yoga/meditation, water skiing and skiing/boarding, body surfing, dancing to ABBA with her 14-month-old son, rocking' out with her guitar. And, of course, cooking, eating and drinking great wine.


Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine2008Video GameIron Chef (voice)
Kitchen Accomplished2004TV SeriesChef (2004)


FabLife2016TV SeriesHerself
Cutthroat Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Competitor / Herself - Guest Judge
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest, It's Neil's Mom
Home & Family2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Iron Chef
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Chef
Guy's Grocery Games2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself
America's Best Cook2014TV SeriesHerself - Mentor, South
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Chef
Eastbound & Down2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series2005-2013TV SeriesHerself - Iron Chef / Herself
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 2012 Miss USA Pageant2012TV SpecialHerself - Judge
Weekend Today2012TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top Chef2012TV SeriesHerself - Quickfire & Guest Judge
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Traveler's Guide to Life2011TV SeriesHerself
Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora2010TV Series shortHerself
Food Network Star2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
The View2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
A-List Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
At the Table with...2008TV Series documentaryHerself
What's Cooking with Cat Cora!2008TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Cooking Showdown2006TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Kitchen Accomplished2004TV SeriesHerself - Chef
Melting Pot2002TV SeriesHerself - Co-hostess
Simplify Your Life2002TV Series documentaryHerself
My Country, My Kitchen2001TV Series documentaryHerself
My Kitchen Rules2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Access Hollywood Live2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2017TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest

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Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHerself - Iron Chef
Iron Chef America: The Series2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Iron Chef / Herself

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