Chefs for Humanity, a nonprofit founded by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, today announced a $50,000 donation from Oceania Cruises, a upper-premium cruise line with four ships sailing to more than 330 destinations worldwide. Chefs for Humanity was founded by Cat Cora to galvanize culinary enthusiasts worldwide around a shared goal of reducing hunger and improving nutrition.
“We are delighted that Cat Cora is now part of the Oceania Cruises family—her passion for fine cuisine captures the core of what we do every day,” stated Kunal S. Kamlani, Oceania Cruises’ president. “We are immensely proud of Cat’s philanthropic endeavors outside the kitchen and the work she is doing to reduce hunger across the globe. It is an honor to make this commitment to Chefs for Humanity in celebration of her role as godmother to Riviera.”
In May, Cat Cora christened Oceania Cruises’ newest ship Riviera, the second new ship launched by Oceania Cruises in under 18 months. Designed for epicureans, Riviera features 10 dining venues – six of which are gourmet restaurants – plus a Bon Appétit Culinary Center for hands-on learning and La Reserve by Wine Spectator, a professional facility for wine tastings and pairing dinners.
Chefs for Humanity was founded by Cat Cora in 2004 in response to the tsunami disaster in Indonesia. The nonprofit has provided relief and assistance following disasters in New Orleans and Haiti and has made recent mission trips to Ethiopia and Haiti.
“It is inspiring to have such generous support from Oceania Cruises,” said Chefs for Humanity founder Cat Cora. “Smart philanthropy from organizations like Oceania can make an enormous difference in providing and implementing solutions to impact hunger and malnutrition. Chefs for Humanity is honored to be a partner with Oceania Cruises in this fight against hunger.”