How about Cat Cora. Not only is Cora the first lesbian to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame, she is the first woman to inducted into the male-dominated institute, AfterEllen pointed out.
Cora is the co-host of Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates, a sort of reality television show/ Amazing Race/ Iron Chef hybrid that wrapped up it's first season earlier this month. She also operates restaurants in Orlando, San Francisco, and Houston.
Cora rose to fame after starring as one of the Iron Chefs in Iron Chef America from 2005 until 2012.
Cora and her wife, Jennifer Cora, live in Santa Barbara, Calif., with their four sons. But not only is she the gold standard of the chef world and a wife and mom but she’s a humanitarian who created the charity Chefs for Humanity with the mission of ‘preventing hunger, reducing obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions,” according to PR Newswire.
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