Carla is a Brazilian-born, Italian-raised chef that is a household name in Las Vegas. She is currently Executive Chef and Owner of Vegas staple Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, in Henderson, Nevada. When Carla first came to America, she attended culinary school and then, with Frank Pellegrino, Jr., opened Baldoria Restaurant in New York City. In 2006, a dream became a reality when Carla moved to Las Vegas to open and run Rao’s Las Vegas. She’s cooked at the James Beard House five times, and in 2009 was named VIP member of the James Beard Foundation and a Women in Food Honoree. She is currently working on her first cookbook.
The Latest from Carla
A Blast from Canlis Restuarant's Past
Ep 4: The chefs go back in time as they’re tasked with re-creating an original 1950s menu from one of the best restaurants in the country.
Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse
Ep 3: Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse take to the kitchen to lead teams in an epic Thanksgiving battle.
A Shock at the Space Needle
Ep 2: Alums CJ Jacobson, Josie Smith-Malave, and Stefan Richter return to the competition.
Thanksgiving Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 3: It's Team Tom vs. Team Emeril in the quest for a turkey triumph.
Soups and Salads and and Omelets, Oh My! - Rate the Plate
Ep 1: Twenty-one cheftestants get whittled down to 15 by Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson.
'Top Chef: Seattle' Premiere
Ep 1: 21 chefs compete for the chance to move on to Seattle.
Space Needle Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 2: The chefs cook Seattle's finest for Tom Douglas.