Carla is the owner of Executive Chef of Alchemy Caterers in Washington, D.C. Her food balances the heart and soul of the South and the refinement of her classic French training. A native of Nashville, Carla graduated from Howard University with a degree in Accounting. However, her passions were elsewhere and she eventually discovered her love of food while modeling in Paris, Milan, and London. After graduating from L’Academie de Cuisine, Carla worked as Sous Chef at the Henley Park Hotel and Executive Chef at The State Plaza Hotel and The Washington Club. She enjoys creating memorable comfort dishes with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Carla has passed on her genuine love and joy for being in the kitchen by teaching at CulinAerie and L’Academie de Cuisine, as well as extending her personal philosophies in team building classes at different venues in the D.C. metropolitan area.
The Latest from Carla
'Top Chef All-Stars': Who's Who
18 chefs are back with something to prove. Get to know them again for the first time.
'Top Chef All-Stars' Kick-off Party
Season 8 cheftestants, judges, and guests celebrated the upcoming premiere on November 17th, 2010 at the GE Monogram Design Center in NYC.
Episode 14: Finale Part 2
The winner of Top Chef Season 5 is chosen in New Orleans!
Get to know the chefs by flipping through their personal photos.
Carla Hall Will Host Special James Beard Foundation Event
The Cheftestant and Alton Brown will honor the best in the food industry.
Carla Hall Dishes On Her New Restaurant
The former 'Top Chef' star's newest venture is a "love letter to Nashville's hot chicken."
Rachael Ray, Jessica Seinfeld & Carla Hall
Ep 69: Rachael Ray, Jessica Seinfeld & Carla Hall join Andy Cohen in the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse.