Chef Carla Hall Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Restaurant, The Chew, Recipes

Who Is Carla Hall?

Carla Hall is an American chef, television personality, and former model. She is best known as a former co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew.”

Hall competed in the fifth and eighth seasons of Bravo’s cooking competition “Top Chef”. Through Top Chef and Top Chef: All-Stars, she shared her philosophy to always cook with love and won over audiences. In September 2011, she was a co-host on The Chew, a one-hour talk show centered on food from all angles which premiered on ABC.

How Old Is Carla Hall?

She is 58 years old as of February 2023, having been born on May 12, 1964, in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Carla Hall shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Riley Curry, Madeleine McCann, DraconiteDragon, Summer McKeen, Tony Hawk, and many more.

Carla Hall Family

Who are Carla Hall’s Parents?

Carla was born to Audrey Hall (Mother). Her mother is a retired nurse from Nashville, Tennessee. However, her father’s name and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.

Does Carla Hall have Siblings?

She has an elder sister by the name of Kimberly Hall.

Carla Hall Education

She received her high school education at Hillsboro High School and later joined Howard University’s Business School where he earned a degree in accounting in 1986. She worked at Price Waterhouse in Tampa, Florida, and also became a Certified Public Accountant. Carla hated her job and left after two years.

Carla Hall Husband

Hall met Washington, DC attorney Matthew Lyons online on a matchmaking website. The couple first met in person when they went on their first date, after chatting on the site. Although Hall admits she was not previously dating, it didn’t take much for her friends to persuade Hall to sign up for the matchmaking website.

The couple got married in 2006 and live in Washington, D.C. Hall has a stepson Noah.

Carla Hall Kids

She has one stepson by the name of Noah Lyons.

A Chef Career

Hall is a trained chef who has worked in several professional restaurant kitchens in and around the Washington, D.C. area.

A Career at Top Chef

Hall was selected to be a contestant on the fifth season of Top Chef in 2008. After the tenth episode, Hall wowed the judges with her crawfish gumbo, going on to win Super Bowl XLIII tickets for this victory. Hall impressed Jacques Pépin, who said he could “die happy” after eating her fresh peas, and Emeril Lagasse, who said he loved her gumbo.

In the show’s final challenge in New Orleans, Hall and Stefan Ritcher ended as runners-up to champion Hosea Rosenberg. She gained popularity for her personality, although she did not win Fan Favorite in her season. Hall became known for her call-and-response catchphrase “Hootie Hoo!”. This was a tradition she and her husband had whenever trying to locate one another in public. She also became known to her audience on Top Chef for her philosophy of “cooking with love”. She defined it as putting one’s own care and warmth into food.

Hall was also part of the cast of Top Chef: All-Stars, the eighth season of the show. It consisted of participants from past seasons. Carla performed well in this season, which included demonstrating her chicken pot pie recipe on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She however finished fifth overall in the competition, but was awarded “Fan Favorite” for the season by viewers of the show.

A Career at The Chew

Hall hosted the American cooking-themed talk show The Chew alongside Michael Symon, and Clinton Kelly (the show’s moderator). It was a one-hour show on ABC centered on food from all angles. The Chew replaced All My Children.

A Modeling Career

Carla spent several years working as a model on the runways of Paris, Milan, and London. At this time, she decided to pursue a culinary career.

Carla Hall Restaurant

She launched a Kickstarter campaign where she raised $264,703 which exceeded her $250,000 goal from 1550 backers for the opening of her restaurant in 2014. Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen opened on June 17, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York. The restaurant later closed in August 2017.

A Career in Media Appearances

She appeared on the May 3, 2009, cover of the Washington Post Magazine, in a feature called “Fit for Fame” about still exercising while being famous. She went on and portrayed a version of herself named “Spaghetti Scientist Carla Hall” in the BoJack Horseman episode “That Went Well”. In season 2 of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard titled “Ono and the Egg”, she voiced Mpishi the Harrier hawk. Also, she voiced the president in season 1, Episode 5, titled “A Grilled Cheese for the Big Cheese!” from Nickelodeon’s animated series Butterbean’s Café.

General Hospital tweeted on April 17, 2018, that Carla would appear on the ABC soap opera. And Soap Opera Digest states it will be in May 2018. She then went on and appeared as a judge on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship. In 2020, she appeared as a judge in the Channel 4 competition series Crazy Delicious. The show took place on an edible set and was hosted by British comedian Jayde Adams and fellow judges Heston Blumenthal and Niklas Ekstedt.

As of 2020, she is currently with Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster and Gonger in a series of segments called Snack Chat. In 2021, she appeared in Antiques Roadshow Celebrity Edition, episode 2. That same year, she hosted Worst Cooks in America with Anne Burrell and is a host and judge on Best Baker in America.

Carla Hall’s Net Worth

Hall has a net worth of $2.5 million.

How Tall Is Carla Hall?

The American top chef stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Is Carla Hall Related To Diana Ross?

There is no available information revealing any relation between Hall and Diana Ross.

Carla Hall Cookbook

 Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World
Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You
Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration