When you’ve conquered the hallowed halls of Kitchen Stadium as Iron Chef‘s first ever female master, there’s only one place you can go to next. Like Super Bowl Champions, NBA All-Stars, and American Idol winners, Chef Cat Cora is going to Disney.
This week, Disney Online debuted a pair of original web series with the Mississippi-born mother of four as its sole human star. The rest of the cast is comprised of Muppets.
In The Muppets Kitchen with Car Cora, our esteemed chef is welcomed into the world of Jim Henson Company’s creations with open arms, punny humor, and classic Sesame Street hijinks. It’s part food-themed variety show, part mom-oriented family-friendly entertainment as Cora, Angelo (a new Muppet chef with “style, panache and a quirky habit of cooking up chaos), and company formulate recipes based on an assortment of themes, like “Game Day,” “Movie Night,” and “Breakfast Isn’t Just Breakfast Anymore.”
Hasty Tasty Cooking Tips with Cat Cora and the Muppets takes a more streamlined approach. It axes the ancillary antics of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and other classic Muppet characters, in favor of providing domestic cooks with “step-by-step instructions, specific culinary information, helpful tips, nutritional guidance, and advice on how to get kids excited about cooking.”
Both programs are exclusively sponsored by Honda and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaigain.
The Muppets Kitchen and Hasty Tips aren’t Cora’s first foray into business with The Walt Disney Company. In August of 2009, the chef opened up Kouzzina, a restaurant with Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.