Quick FactsHometownRio de Janeiro, Brazil ProfessionExecutive Chef and Owner, Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina (Henderson, NV) and Meatball Spot (Las Vegas, NV) Culinary EducationFrench Culinary Institute, NYFavorite Simple Winter RecipeShort ribs braised in barolo wine, served with celery root p WebsiteCarla's Site
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.