Culinary star and D.C. favorite: Carla Hall

Carla Hall, who has co-hosted the ABC network show “The Chew,” which saw its final season this year, and a featured guest in D.C.’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show for the past two years, has deep Washington, D.C. roots and an impressive career. Take a look at some of her career highlights and close ties to the nation’s capital:

Hosted the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2018 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago

Attended L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., and graduated with a Culinary Career Training certificate

Started a catering company in Wheaton, Md. in 2001. That catering company eventually became Alchemy by Carla Hall

Held the post of executive chef of the Washington Club, a private Club, in the early 2000’s

Best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars,” gaining a following for her “Hootie Hoo” endearing catch phrase and her “cooking with love” philosophy


Has been one of the co-hosts of “The Chew” on ABC since September, 2011 when it started airing, through 2018, its final season

Sits on the advisory committees for the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee

Culinary Ambassador for Sweet Home Café at the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.


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