Celebrity Chef Cat Cora will visit San Antonio's Macy's North Star on Nov. 14 to present a Holiday Entertaining Cooking Demonstration. The event, at 6 p.m., is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. Macy's North Star is at 7400 San Pedro Ave. Macy's Culinary Council Chef Cora will be cooking up festive favorites for a special Holiday Entertaining Cooking Demonstration. Cora made television history in 2005 when she became the first female “Iron Chef” on Food Network’s "Iron Chef Ameria." Since then, she’s become a prominent figure in the culinary community and beyond as an accomplished author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host, avid philanthropist, lifestyle entrepreneur,and proud mother of four. Recipes include Crisped Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Syrup, Slow-Roasted Bourbon Pork, Alma’s Sweet-Hot Mustard and VaLee’s White Chocolate Pecan Pie. Also, With your purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, receive a $10 Macy’s gift card, a holiday entertaining gift, and Chef Cat Cora’s cookbook, which she will sign following the demonstration. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please visit and reserve a space here. Recipes include Crisped Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Syrup, Slow-Roasted Bourbon Pork, Alma’s Sweet-Hot Mustard and VaLee’s White Chocolate Pecan Pie. More about Cat Cora Cora grew up in an intimate Greek community in Jackson, Mississippi, where she developed a passion for the culinary arts while watching her family and relatives infuse Southern spices with Mediterranean delicacies. As a young adult, she acted on advice from her mentor, Julia Child, and left Mississippi for New York to study at the Culinary Institute of America. She continued her culinary education in Europe, completing apprenticeships for two of France’s renowned three-star Michelin chefs, and eventually returned to New York before traveling west to Napa Valley, California. A successful restaurateur, Cora launched Cat Cora’s Que situated in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California and Cat Cora’s Kitchen located in San Francisco International Airport, George Bush International Airport, and Salt Lake City International Airport. In collaboration with Disney, she created Kouzzina by Cat Cora, a Mediterranean restaurant located at Disneyworld Boardwalk in Orlando, Florida. In February 2013 she and RWS Resorts launched Ocean by Cat Cora on Sentosa Island in Singapore. As a lifestyle entrepreneur, she has introduced two thriving food lines, Cat Cora Kitchens by Gaea and Grecian Delight, as well as the Cat Cora by Starfrit merchandise line. In partnership with MOZO Shoes, Cora revealed her first signature shoe line this past January. Cora’s on-screen appearances include Food Network’s Melting Pot; Kitchen Accomplished, My Country, My Kitchen: Greece; Date Plates; NBC’s Celebrity Cooking Showdown; Bravo’s Around the World in 80 Plates; and multiple Disney webisodes. She also has published three successful cookbooks and one children’s book. In 2004, Cora founded Chefs for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education. In July 2012, she became the first female chef to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.