IUP Dining Expanding Partnership with Iron Chef Cat Cora

Posted on 3/2/2018 1:59:32 PM

Just one year after partnering and transforming the on-site dining experience for guests across North America with OLILO by Cat Cora, Aramark, the global provider of dining solutions to businesses, universities, schools, hospitals, and stadiums, and Cat Cora, the world-renowned first female Iron Chef champion, are introducing another new dining concept, Wicked Eats by Cat Cora.

Cat Cora

Wicked Eats by Cat Cora is the latest exclusive collaboration between Aramark and Chef Cora, a TV personality, author, restaurateur, and lifestyle entrepreneur. Inspired by the vibe and energy of the bustling street, Wicked Eats incorporates this buzz into a new street-eats concept that maintains quick convenience, while highlighting the Mediterranean culture, through its offerings.

Wicked Eats will be a featured pop-up restaurant in the lobby of Folger Dining Hall from March 19 to 30. It will be open Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

“I’m excited to expand my partnership with Aramark with the launch of a new healthy and savory dining experience, Wicked Eats by Cat Cora,” said Chef Cora. “We continue to work together to create innovative dining solutions that encourage healthy eating through fun, creative concepts. Through OLILO and now Wicked Eats, we have an opportunity to impact consumers’ lifestyles with healthy options that are delicious and flavorful while bringing to life the culinary cultures of Greece, Morocco, Spain, and the Mediterranean. "

Selection of foods from Wicked Eats by Cat Cora

At Wicked Eats by Cat Cora, guests can experience Mediterranean street foods from Greece, Morocco, Spain, and the Middle East through traditional or “mash-up” recipes. The menu features four signature options, including pita wraps, couscous bowls, topped fries, and salad bowls. Each menu item can be customized to the guest’s preference, with their choice of protein, vegetable side, and sauce. 

Aramark’s partnership with Cat Cora continues to elevate the dining experience of all its consumers while supporting Aramark’s Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 commitment to improve the way Americans eat by empowering them to make healthy food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices. Wicked Eats by Cat Cora further expands this commitment by leveraging Chef Cora’s expert knowledge and bringing innovative and nutritious options to the table.

About Cat Cora

Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, lifestyle entrepreneur, and proud mother of six who is best known for her featured role as the first female “Iron Chef” on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Since then, she has shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry and has blazed her own trail, becoming the first female inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame.

Cat has since been 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. She has opened more than 18 restaurants across the United States and globally, including Cat Cora’s Kitchen, Ocean by Cat Cora, Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney World, CCQ at Macy’s, Cat Cora’s Taproom, OLILO, Mesa Burger, and her newest addition, Wicked Eats by Cat Cora in Brooklyn. Connect with Cat Cora on Twitter, @catcora, and online at her website.

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