My dad Spiro is my hero. He is the best Dad in the world for so many reasons. He is the most gentle, loving man with a terrific charm and sense of humor. He is someone who I have always looked up to as a father, a teacher, a man and my friend. My father taught me what it meant to love a man. He has always told me how beautiful I am and how much he loves me. He has blessed me with my extraordinary Greek roots. I have always been a daddy's girl. My dad is such an inspiration with his big heart and soul and his wonderful personality and love.
In 2005, Cat made TV history on Food Network's Iron Chef America as the first & only female Iron Chef, & in November 2006 Bon Appetit magazine bestowed her with their Teacher of the Year Award. She is the author of three cookbooks, Cat Cora’s Kitchen, Cooking from the Hip, & Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist. A busy mom of 4 young boys, Cat recently opened her first sit-down restaurant Kouzzina (Greek for “kitchen”) by Cat Cora at Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Resort in Orlando, FL.