Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Eyes New Home Licensing Deals

Celebrity chef Cat Cora has named Prominent Brand + Talent as her exclusive agency for licensing and branding, and will look to expand into various home categories including kitchen decor, furniture, appliances, food and beverage and apparel.

Over the past two years, Cora has worked with kitchen electrics supplier Gourmia to promote the company’s assortment of appliances, which has included in-booth appearances at the International Home + Housewares Show.

“I’m excited to be represented by Prominent,” Cora said in a prepared statement. “I am thrilled we are partners and I know they will guide me through the next chapters of my brand development.”

Cora has been a high profile figure in the culinary world, which includes her becoming the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” She has also opened more than 18 restaurants globally including, most recently, Mesa Burger in Santa Barbara, CA.

This summer, she will be featured as a judge on the new ABC television show, “Family Food Fight,” which will premiere June 20.