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Message from Cat Cora
Every day I think about food. As a chef, food is my passion and my profession. But I’m acutely aware that in too many places all over the world, children and families are thinking about food too, because they don’t have enough. After the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami, I decided to take on hunger and dedicate energy to connect with others to help bring relief to those in need and provide needed education on nutrition to improve health and well-being.
Having seen the faces of hunger in children in Haiti, New Orleans, Honduras and beyond, I know we can make a difference. We all have a part to play in leveraging our individual and collective talents to reach others in need here at home and overseas. I hope you’ll join us as we develop Chefs for Humanity into a substantial force in reducing hunger worldwide.
There are nearly one billion hungry people in the world –more than the combined populations of USA, Canada and the European Union. 98% of the world’s hungry live in developing countries with the least resources to tackle this challenging problem.
Helping children make healthy food choices is an essential ingredient for instilling good habits to last a lifetime. Parents and caregivers can teach good nutrition by involving kids in making healthy, nutritious snacks and meals.
Floods, famine, hurricanes and war affect all of us, whether at home or overseas. Events like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the earthquakes in Haiti brought devastation to many. Helping to ensure immediate and reliable access to water, food and nutrition is one way Chefs for Humanity provides help to others in time of great need.
About Cat Cora
On and off-screen, Chef Cat Cora continues to make a lasting impression on the culinary community. Her food aspirations began at an early age, and by 15, she developed a business plan for her own restaurant. In 2005, she made television history on Food Network’s Iron Chef America as the first and only female Iron Chef, and in 2006 Bon Appétit Magazine named her Executive Chef and bestowed her with their Teacher of the Year Award. From partnering with Macy’s for a new restaurant concept that premiered in December 2008 to her first stand alone restaurant that opened at Walt Disney World BoardWalk Resort in September 2009, Cat’s bringing a taste of her culinary influence to both coasts.