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About me
Member Since:March, 2014
Hosted Meals: 8
Attended Meals: 73
Age: 59 years
Languages: English
Occupation: Property Manager/travel blogger

LOCATION

Gold Coast, Chicago

Interesting fact about me
I buy a magnet everywhere I travel.
About Me
I love to travel and I love food. I am a solo traveler so mealsharing is perfect for me. I meal share quite a bit in Chicago and love it. There are so many awesome cooks and great people. I can't wait to try one while traveling.
Why I Share Meals
I hope to meet interesting people while enjoying good food.
Places I’ve Traveled
I've been to 40 countries and counting.
What my meals are like
My meals are tapas or appetizer style. So a variety of foods to sample.
Where my meals happen
I don't have a dining room table so it's casual in the living room.
Meal profile title
Hand held edibles with a view of the Hancock.

64 Reviews 

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Hanne
Thank you Cathy for being such a faithful guest at our meal sharing tables. It is alway nice having you, and yes it feels like family to be with you. I hope we will see us again around some awesome meal sharing tables in 2019.

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Hanne
As a Guest at VALENTINE'S DAY 2019
Cathy brought her lovely friend with her and it was just a pleasure chatting with both of them. Always happy, always full of new traveling stories, always bringing a good bottle of wine.

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Hanne
Thank you for taking part in the Nikolaus Essen. Mealshare is just not the same without you. I can not wait for the next stories you have to tell from your traveling experiences.

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Rami
Brunch was excellent; good treats, good conversation. It was so much fun getting to know Cathy and everyone else.

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Lisa
I have known Cathy for several years, but it was my first time as a guest at one of her meal shares! Yummy brunch food served up in fun buffet-style. Neat apartment in the Gold Coast with lovely views and balcony. This was a lovely group of guests with great conversations. Thank you Cathy!

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Harish
Cathy is a good cook and Amazing host.Met her earlier a few times at other meal shares but this time as a guest at her own Meal share.I loved the Candied Bacon,Squash dish,Banana rum Bread.She has a cozy apartment with a balcony that has a good view of skyscrapers.I look forward for more meal shares from her and would love to meet her again.

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Amy
It was so lovely to dine across the table from Cathy. I enjoyed hearing about her travel adventures and us sharing in the joy and delight of an absolute feast. Looking forward to sharing other meals with Cathy!

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Hanne
What a spirit, what a women. Always, always a pleasure to be around and talking about all kind of things. Nobody that I know travels so much and enjoyed it like she does. Maybe we can make Germany or Romania once together my friend.

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Steven
Cathy was very welcoming. We had a great time hanging out at her place. She's traveled to so many places in the world. It's fascinating to hear some of her stories over beers. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks Cathy!

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Hanne
Cathy, one of a kind. Always new stories about her travels. Always happy, always fun. A dream guest.

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Lisa
I'm so glad Cathy came to my first meal share! She's always funny and friendly. She's a meal sharing veteran! Thanks Cathy!!

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Kayee
It's always a joy to share a meal with Cathy, and I'm glad I was finally able to have her join my table! She always shares colorfully entertaining stories of her travels, and has an uncanny ability to make perfect strangers feel perfectly welcome. I look forward to enjoying many more meals with Cathy.

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Coco
I'm always up for a bacon & mimosa brunch, but this bacon was special. Brown sugar & maple syrup coated this glorious bacon, mmmmmmm. As I sipped the delicious bubbly mimosa & crunched on the sweet & salty bacon I could hardly contain myself (I'm a bacon fanatic) but then I had the added pleasure of licking the sticky sweet substance that clung to my fingers. What an awesome combination. Leave it to the world renowned jetsetter Cathy to come up with such a creation. I see that it pays to explore the worlds culinary delights. Cathy is a wonderful host with a big personality. Never a dull moment. Can't wait to see what's next for her upcoming mealshare. Maybe she will bring back an exciting culinary adventure from one of her extraordinary trips.

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Coco
I'm always up for a bacon & mimosa brunch, but this bacon was special. Brown sugar & maple syrup coated this glorious bacon, mmmmmmm. As I sipped the delicious bubbly mimosa & crunched on the sweet & salty bacon I could hardly contain myself (I'm a bacon fanatic) but then I had the added pleasure of licking the sticky sweet substance that clung to my fingers. What an awesome combination. Leave it to the world renowned jetsetter Cathy to come up with such a creation. I see that it pays to explore the worlds culinary delights. Cathy is a wonderful host with a big personality. Never a dull moment. Can't wait to see what's next for her upcoming mealshare. Maybe she will bring back an exciting culinary adventure from one of her extraordinary trips.

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Sharon
Me and my bff enjoyed ourselves immensely at Cathy's Boozy Brunch with bacon. This was my first time attending a meal sharing event. All of the food was delicious. I believe I ate most of the maple syrup bacon. However, I couldn't help myself. Cathy was an engaging and awesome host . I immensely enjoyed the commmrodity and indulging conversation.

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Amy
It was great to brunch with Cathy. She has a wonderful appreciation for food and people --- a winning combo!

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Peter
Cathy is a wonderful person! An expert as a guest, but the best one, if you like nice and interesting conversations. I am very happy, that I could host you dear Cathy, and I wish you a lots of nice experience in the new year, as well! :)

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Hanne
What a great pleasure having Cathy over for my fundraising dinner. It is always a great joy meeting her. Thank you for helping the orphans and for your great heart.

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Hanne
Cathy is there when you need her and so surely she came to my fundraiser for the orphans. Thank you Cathy for having an open ear for the need of others and for giving a helping hand all the time.

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Bob
This chick is an adventurer. And a good friend. I'll miss her.

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Myrna
I have no idea WHY my original review of Cathy's mealshare is not showing up! I just want to say that Cathy was an AMAZING host full of stories and soooo many laughs! The food that she prepared for us and the amount that she had for us was unbelievable. It was such a great assortment and it was of a wonderful quality! I had a really fun time at Cathy's and I hope to have another mealshare with her again soon!

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Kayee
Cathy has an amazing sense of humor, and is a fantastic host. She made everyone feel so welcome at her place, and the spread of goat cheese brownies and other items were so delicious. I'm looking forward to other entertaining meal shares with Cathy!

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Aaron (Matthew)
As a Guest at Kalua Pork & Stir Fry
As always, great seeing Cathy at another successful meal share; looking forward to the next one!

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Ken
As a Guest at Mediterranean Lamb
Cathy, Awatif and I all enjoy traveling so we had a great discussion. There were only the 3 of us and there were no lulls in the conversation. I look forward to seeing her at a future event.

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Awatif
As a Guest at Mediterranean Lamb
It was pure pleasure to host Cathy, she is a traveler like myself, and we had great conversations exchanging travel adventures. I look forward to seeing Cathy again through meal shares.

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Chef Dante (George)
Oh Cathy -- thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me today. I appreciate the gesture and the two bottles of prosecco. It is always fun to have you around and hope to have you again soon. Take care and hope to do anoter event with you! Love you dear friend! George

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Hanne
Thanks Cathy for coming over for the WGN filming. I just love to have you at the table because I know there will be no dull moment, your travel experience brings always color to the table.

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Camille
My friend and I had a terrific time at Cathy's for brunch. She had an amazing array of food and we left stuffed and happy!

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Hanne
Thank you Cathy and Steve for sharing Valentine with me. It was a great honor to have you both and thanks for all the good treat. You spoil me.

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Lisa
Cathy is great! We met several years ago at a travel event I used to host in Chicago. She's a travel lover, open-minded, and a fun addition to your meal! Plus she's a great ambassador for MealSharing.com, something she is really passionate about!

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Lena
It is allways great to meet Kathy. She is so full of interesting stories from her travels ! It was really fun to make pasta with her - so I was not bored even after hours of forming noodles...

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Hanne
I learned how to make pasta with Cathy at Ritas. What a fund afternoon and evening it was. Always a treat for me to meet her.

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Krishna
As a Guest at Belgian Waffle Brunch
I always love seeing Cathy on the guest list on ANY mealshare- whether it's at the one I'm hosting or somebody else's. I have never met anyone as well-travelled as she and she always has the best stories to share. Not to mention that she has had mealshares at some of the most exotic places! It's always great to catch up with her.

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Rita
Louis and I had a great time at Cathy’s “There Will Be Bacon” meal share! Everything she made was crazy-delicious and I NEED the lemon curd & yogurt parfait recipe! (Perfectly tart & not too sweet … just like I like it.) We had a great time chatting with everyone, particularly about Italy and our most recent travels. Looking forward to mealsharing at Cathy’s again sometime in the future!

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Hanne
As a Guest at POTLUCK 2015/UN
Cathy had this great idea about the potluck, and wow, it was fantastic. She brought- Artichoke fritatta- so delicious. I had myself the left over the second day, mmmmh I just liked them. She is a very outgoing young lady all them time up for a joke and having fun. There is never a dull moment having Cathy at the table. She also bought Christmas cookies I made as a fundraiser for the orphanage, thanks again for your open heart. I hope we will see us around many tables in 2016

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Rita
I'm really glad that Cathy was able to join for my Italian Flavor Explosion! mealshare. As usual, Cathy was a blast! Super friendly, adventurous and a lot of fun. The conversation we had about types of people in the world was hysterical, and I'm surprised that she and another guest rose to the challenge and were able to convince Louis to add some new types to the list! Always great to mealshare with Cathy!

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Rita
I was very happy to see that Cathy signed up for my Neapolitan Dinner for St. Joseph’s Day meal share again! Having Cathy over for a meal share dinner always brings fun and lively conversation to the table. It was also great to hear about her mealshare experience in Iceland (and that in itself made me want to plan a trip TO Iceland someday! Sounded like such an amazing experience….) As usual, it was a pleasure to mealshare with Cathy and I look forward to meal sharing with her again very soon!

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Davíð Örn
Cathy and her friend were fun to have as dinner guests and I would love to host them again.

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Rita
It was a delight to have Cathy over for my Italian Christmas in August meal share! I’ve hosted Cathy a number of times before and it’s always a pleasure to have her join in on the Italian festivities. Cathy was a riot! In particular, her apple picking story (with Tony) was a hysterical and had the entire table in an uproar of laughter! Also, everyone very much appreciated the prosecco she brought to share and she surprised me with a holiday gift to fit with the theme... it was so gracious of her … (Thank you Cathy!) Looking forward to meal sharing with Cathy again sometime very soon!

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Anthony
One of my favorite Mealsharers and person to boot. So much fun to be around! Continued safe travels! And don't forget to bring back my rotten shark!

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Jo
Cathy was a delightful guest. She was great at keeping the conversation going while I checked on dinner and it was much appreciated! She's got some great travel stories and I look forward to being a guest at one of her events someday.

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Heather
As a Guest at Cinco de Mayo Mayhem
I'm so happy I got the opportunity to host Cathy for Cinco De Mayo (clearly I'm behind on this review :-) ). She's full of energy and sass, has excellent stories, and it was quite the party having her at the table. Hope to see you again soon Cathy!

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Juan Sebastián
As a Guest at Colombian Brunch!
Cathy is a great person and I'm glad she made it to my Colombian brunch... We had a great time with her extra BYOB! The first person I can convince of going to know my beautiful country! I hope you have the best time there and enjoy! Hope to see her in other mealshares!

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Rita
It was such a pleasure to have Cathy over (for a second time!) at my Neapolitan Dinner for St. Joseph's Day meal share! Cathy was just as delightful and fun to talk to as the first time that I met her and I'm happy to have hosted her again. Also, I'm glad she had the opportunity to really learn how to play the Italian card game (Scopa) this time! Big thanks to Cathy for bringing prosecco to share. Looking forward to meal sharing with Cathy once again (and my place and attending hers!) sometime very soon!!

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Aaron
Review of Spring Brunch
A love of food, cooking and making everyone feel comfortable is Cathy's persona. From the sweet smell of maple cooked bacon, to her lively stories of Chicago, it was a brunch to remember. The mimosas flowed, the food was incredibly delicious and the atmosphere was tip top. Cathy is someone you need to put on your bucket list... Do we put people on our bucket list? We do now!

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Leslie
Review of Spring Brunch
Great company, food, drink! This was my first ever meal share and I am hooked, largely because of the hostess! Also...maple and brown sugar bacon. Homemade. Look into it, people!!

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Bob
Review of Spring Brunch
I am happy that I got to go to Cathy's brunch mealshare. I've always enjoyed her company at other meals. So this time I enjoyed her as a host. Cathy makes wonderful muffins. And omelets. And asparagus. And candied bacon!! So delicious! And also a very beautiful couple of hours spent in good company.

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Huan
Review of Spring Brunch
The brunch mealshare was lovely! Cathy is a great host. She is well traveled and is very knowledgable about Chicago. I alway get to know something new about the city every time I talk with her. She is very welcoming and it made everybody feel at home. The meal was excellent! I was so impressed by the maple candied bacon. It is to die for. I never had bacon tasted that good. It has such a complex flavor with the sweetness from the maple syrup and the smokiness from the bacon. The texture was perfect too, crunchy but not burned. I highly recommend going to Cathy’s meals. Oh and also, she makes really good goat cheese brownies.

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Chef Dante (George)
Oh Cathy, you are such a hoot! We love you! You are funny and crazy (crazy good)! We were glad you liked the food we served - Scotch Eggs, Brussel Sprouts, Bacon!, Salad, Lamb and Dessert! We adored your feedback and we hope to see you again in our next event! You take care and stay awesome! Chef Dante/Dustin

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Carlos
Man Cathy is just full of life! Angie and I had a great time listening to Cathy tell us all about her adventures across the globe, and boy does she have some stories to tell! I also enjoyed stuffing myself with all sorts of scrumptious appetizers she had to offer, as well as drinking an endless supply of wine to my heart's content. I definitely hope she hosts again soon (especially when the weather gets nicer; her apartment has a spectacular view).

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Ben
Cathy is a great guest. She really was a pleasure to have over. I just love her company and I can't wait to see her again very soon. I'm so happy she got to come to my first meal because she has so many stories and is really hilarious as well. I don't think I stopped smiling or laughing the entire night because of her. She is always welcome and I can't wait to share another meal with her.

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Angela
Cathy put out a wonderful spread and everything was delicious! Her home - and Cathy herself - are warm and welcoming! She's a fantastic host, as well as funny, and genuine. Looking forward to sharing more meals with her!

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Rita
I met Cathy for the first time at my St Joseph’s dinner and I have to say that Cathy was such a lovely meal sharing guest! She has a very laid back personality and was so easy to talk. Cathy also totally cracked me up with her stories and what she shared about some of her past experiences. (Though I can’t reveal what stories as I’m sworn to secrecy!) ;) I was very impressed that Cathy dove right in to play Scopa (an Italian card game) with the Sardinian cards even though it was more challenging than the other set of cards. And, big thanks to Cathy for bringing prosecco for dinner. Looking forward to meal sharing and playing another game of Scopa together in future! (next time with the Neapolitan cards)

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Bob
I've shared many meals with Cathy, and she continues to be one of the kindest, warmest, funnest people you will ever meet. I'm always happy to see her on the guest list.

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Anthony
Kathy is sooooooooo much fun, one of my favorite Mealsharer's! Great time at the New Years event. Can wait to share more meals in the new year!

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Huan
I met Cathy at Krishna's Belgium waffle mealshare and it was so nice meet her! She is a great guest and a fun person to talk to. She definitely knows a lot about food and is very knowledgeable about cheese in particular. I hope to make it to her next mealshare soon.

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Natasha
Cathy is welcoming and tons of fun, supper chatty and just know how to get things going at a party.

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Patton
Cathy was at my 2nd mealshare. By the end of the night she was double-fisting, so you know she's always ready to have a good time! :) A veteran within the mealshare community. Looking forward to future events!

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Brian
Cathy was a wonderful host. The spread she laid out of cheese, bread, salami, olives, frittata, the goat cheese brownies was incredible! The conversation was very pleasant, and very fun. I would definitely attend another meal share she hosted.

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Anthony
Kathy,s Mealshare was just the right thing for a sunny Sunday afternoon. The variety of cheeses, the fritada and the goat cheese brownies were absolutely exceptional and a perfect brunch meal. Kathy is an exceptional host and kept the food, Mimosa's and colorful interesting conversation flowing. Ina and I had a great time spending the afternoon with Kathy, Joyce and Brian and look forward to the next Mealshare with these wonderful Mealsharers!

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Anthony
I had a fantastic time picking apples with the "Sommelier of Apples"! Cathy is very funny, entertaining and has a sharp eye. Thanks for getting us some tasty apples!

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Krishna
It was a treat having Cathy at my mealshare. She has loads of fun and interesting stories to tell. She is always welcome at my table, and I cannot wait to taste her food.

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Bob
Cathy is the kind of girl that doesn't let a bit of rain get her down...lots of fun to mealshare with!

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Jessica
Cathy was an awesome addition to my mealshare. So sweet and she has so many serendipitous stories about the world haha. We met at the Women in Travel Summit 2014, and so glad she made it out to my meal. And for the record- she offered to help clean up :) Would have her back anytime


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