Of Italian heritage, Cat was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and educated in New York City at the United Nations School. Gazzoli has worked on sustainability livelihood and development projects with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Fund for Agriculture and Development, and in Australia, on micro-credit for Aboriginal communities.
This background in sustainable development, and coming from a food family in Italy, naturally led Gazzoli to lead Slow Food UK and set up its London office, and many programmes including its Chef Alliance, which originally started with just five chefs. She launched Slow Food UK at Highgrove with HRH The Prince of Wales and was named by Channel 4’s 4Food as one of “Britain’s most inspiring foodie ladies”.
Cat went on to found a food education charity, Baby’s Taste Journey, in London. A mother herself and passionate about introducing new tastes, healthy eating, promoting family eating, and focusing on making food pleasurable, Cat wanted to offer workshops in good eating to parents and partnered with The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in order to do so. Run with the nutritional chef Alice Fotheringham, the fun, informative workshops and online support aim to help parents introduce new foods and feed the whole family.