Carla Hall

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Carla Hall is a celebrity chef, television personality and former model. She spent several years working as a model on the runways of Paris, Milan and London. But it was during this time that she decided to pursue a career in cooking.

Carla enrolled in L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and graduated with a Culinary Career Training certificate. Then she went on to serve an externship at the Henley Park Hotel, where she was then promoted to sous chef. By 1999, Hall was the executive chef at the Garden Cafe in the State Plaza Hotel.

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Her big break came in 2008, when she was selected to be a contestant on the fifth season of Top Chef.

On the show, Carla gained popularity for her personality and became known for her call-and-response catch phrase “Hootie Hoo!”. She also became known for her philosophy of “cooking with love”, which she defined as putting one’s own care and warmth into food.

Carla Hall was also part of the cast of Top Chef: All-Stars. The show consisted of participants from past seasons. She also starred in The Chew, a one-hour show on ABC centred on everything food.

In 2014 she launched a Kickstarter campaign where she raised the funds needed for opening her restaurant.

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