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‘The Poor Chef’ Replaces Cat at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Pam Brandon

by , Food Writer, Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

Chef Cat Cora’s appearance at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is canceled and in her place is Charles Mattocks, known as “The Poor Chef” whose familiar line is, “What can you cook for $7?”

'The Poor Chef' Charles Mattocks Coming to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Nephew of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, his affordable, healthful creations with an island flair have been showcased on “The Dr. Oz Show.” The Emmy-nominated actor’s most recent production is “The Diabetic You,” aimed at education and inspiring diabetics. And he’s also a proponent of teaching children to eat and shop for healthful foods.

Mattocks will be on stage at the Kitchen Memories event from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 28. To book the event, go to Disneyworld.com/foodandwine. Epcot theme park admission is required. You also can call 407-WDW-FEST.


  • Not sure why they are not communicating why Cat Cora is out, but she & her partner are pregnant…which is a wonderful thing! I am sure Chef Mattocks will bring something delicious to the table, especially when it is so important to get those in our lives eating healthier. Can’t wait to get to the festival next month!

  • First and foremost to me, is Cat (& her family) OK? I hope that this doesn’t highlight as issue with Kouzzina at the Boardwalk.

  • We have reservations for Cat Cora’s Signature Dinner. It was paid for at the time of booking. WIll she still be doing this? If not, I assume refunds WILL be issued?

  • Is Cat Cora still participating in the Cooking Demonstration on the 29? and/or the Signature Dinners?

  • An excellent addition!

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