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First Female Chef inducted in the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame.
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Chef Cat Cora

Cat Cora
First Female Chef inducted in the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six.

The Jackson, Mississippi native has been captivating audiences since she made her TV debut in 1999, as co-host of Food Network’s Melting Pot with Rocco Di Spirito. She went on to host My Country My Kitchen: Greece, Date Plate, and was one of the featured hosts on Fine Living’s Simplify Your Life.

Cat later made television history in 2005 when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show: Iron Chef America.Since then, she shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry. After Cat’s Iron Chef debut, she was featured extensively on a number of television shows, most recently as co-host on BRAVO's "Around the World in 80 Plates"as well as FOX's"My Kitchen Rules.”

In 2006, Cat was awarded Bon AppetitMagazine’s “Teacher of the Year Award” and was named the Executive Chef of the magazine. Since then, she has blazed her own trail through the culinary world, becoming the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.

Cat has opened more than 18 restaurants across the U.S. and globally, namely Cat Cora’s Kitchen, located in numerous locations throughout the U.S., Ocean by Cat Cora, an award-winning restaurant in Singapore, Cat Cora’s Taproom located in the Detroit Metro Airport, Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market in Salt Lake City’s International Airport, Kouzzinaby Cat Cora atDisneyWorld, CCQ at Macy’s, OLILO by Cat Cora in partnership with Aramark and Mesa Burger which can be found in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently busy working on FatbirdSouthern Kitchen and Bar, coming June 2017 to the Meatpacking District of New York, NY.

Cat continues to be a leader in her industry as she masterfully synchronizes her award-winning talents with mainstream accessibility, all while she evolves into a space beyond the culinary world.

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Chef Minwoo Yun - Ocean Restaurant

Minwoo Yun
Chef de Cuisine

At just 27 years old young chef South Korean Minwoo Yun helms Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora at Resorts World Sentosa as the new Chef de Cuisine. After close to a decade of international experience across the globe, this is his first appointment in Singapore. Here, he will be executing Mediterranean-Californian cuisine with an Asian flair under the direction of celebrity chef Cat Cora – famous for being America's first female Iron Chef and the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.

Chef Yun started his culinary journey at a young age. With a flaming passion for cooking, he sought new and diverse learning opportunities and honed his versatility in a variety of cuisines. He has also clinched several gold medals and awards in international culinary competitions in South Korea. After graduating from culinary high school and University with a Degree in Culinary Science and Hotel Culinary Management from South Korea, Chef Yun trained at many reputable establishments around the world. They include Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, Intercontinental Hotel Doha – The City, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park, and Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort in United Arab Emirates.

What brought him to Singapore is the Lion City’s multinational and multicultural environment as well as its vibrant dining scene. With the belief that food is an international language with no boundaries, Chef Yun enjoys discovering all the ingredients and culinary techniques in the world to create his own harmony of flavours.

He welcomes gourmands to Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora to experience its refined and distinctive cuisine that uses top quality meats and sustainable seafood.

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