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

posted on September 26th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

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 Epcot theme park admission is required. You also can call 407-WDW-FEST.

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Barbara Daniela from ON on September 26th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

An excellent addition!


Kevin from OR on September 26th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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


Lori from MA on September 26th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

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?


Jean from ME on September 27th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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


Heather from NJ on September 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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!