Chef Cat Cora Becomes First Female Inducted into The Culinary Hall of Fame
July 26, 2012,
ORLANDO, Fla.-Celebrity chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist Cat Cora has been inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame, becoming the first female chef to receive this recognition by the American Culinary Federation. It was presented on July 15 during the ACF National Convention trade show here.
Established in 2007, the annual awards are given to chefs who have distinguished themselves in the culinary world, are nationally and/or internationally recognized through print and/or live media for their contributions and are culinary icons who serve as role models by mentoring and providing support to future culinarians. Past recipients include Charlie Palmer, James Beard and Thomas Keller.
"I am honored and humbled to accept this prestigious award and to join such an esteemed group of past honorees," said Cora. "ACF members represent the highest achievements in culinary excellence and for me to be chosen as the first female chef to be inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame is truly a highlight of my career."