Humanitarian Efforts: Cat Cora |

Humanitarian Efforts: Cat Cora

You’ve spent years amassing experience, a network and resources. Now, use them to change the world. Here’s advice from Cat Cora whose prioritized philanthropy and encourages you to do the same:

Chef Cat Cora — best known as the first female resident Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America — spends her days surrounded by food. As a result, she’s moved to aid those with none. For more than 12 years, her nonprofit Chefs for Humanity ( has marshaled culinary resources for disaster response. After Hurricane Katrina, damaged restaurants and casinos had large volumes of food that had to be cooked quickly. The organization deployed chefs to turn the food into meals for the displaced and first responders. “Everyone has a knowledge of something that’s useful,” says Cora, 50, of Santa Barbara, Calif. “Use that to give back.”

Source: USA Today

Posted on: August 29, 2017