Carla Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and philosophy to always cook with love.###SUMMARYEND###
Hall is the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love.” Hall’s approach to cooking blends together her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. Hall is committed to health and balance in everyday living.
A native of Nashville, TN, Hall received a degree in Accounting from Howard University, but traveling through Europe awakened her passion for food, and inspired a new career path. Hall attended L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland where she completed her culinary training, going on to work as a Sous Chef at the Henley Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. She also served as Executive Chef at both The State Plaza Hotel and The Washington Club and has taught classes at CulinAerie and her alma mater L’Academie de Cuisine.
Hall is a true believer that, "If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation."
Hall lives in Washington, DC with her husband Matthew Lyons and stepson Noah.
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