Carla Hall Biography

Carla Hall giving a dancing like pose in kitchen

Carla Hall Biography




Quick Facts About Carla Hall

Name Carla Hall
Birth Name Carla Hall
Celebrated Name Carla Hall
Date of Birth May 12, 1964
Age 52 Years Old
Profession Chef
Gender Female
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Place Of Birth Nashville, Tennessee
Marital Status Married
Husband Mathew Lyons
Working For The Chew
Hair Color Back
Best Known For Top Chef
Eyes Color Green
Weight 61 KG
Foot Size Mm 8.5
University Howard University
Body Measurements 34-24-34

American chef, Carla Hall preparing pineapple glazed ham, Source :

“The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can't throw things together at a farmer's market. When you're working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong.” The quote is said by one of the top chefs of America, Carla Hall. Currently working as co-host of the one-hour talk show The Chew, Carla is also a former model. She was one of the finalists on 5th and 8th seasons of Bravo’s cooking competition show Top Chef.

Born on May 12, 1964, in Nashville, Tennessee Carla Hall holds an American nationality. She graduated from Howard University’s Business School majoring in Accounting in the year 1986. Two years afterwards, she worked at Price Waterhouse and received CPA Certificate.

Successful in professional life, Carla has also been enjoying a blissful married life. She is having an awesome time with her husband Mathew Lyons and stepson Noah.

She has published two cookbooks till date. Her first cookbook titled Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You was published in 2012 and second Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World was published in 2014. 

Carla Hall's perfect family of three: Husband Mathew Lyons and stepson Noah

American Chef Carla Hall with husband Mathew Lyons and stepson Noah, Source :

Carla Hall is married to a lawyer and photographer, Mathew Lyons. They met first time through an online dating service She had never gone on a date with anyone before that. Mathew was the first guy with whom she went out. The exact date when she tied the knot is still not known. But few sources rhave claimed that she exchanged wedding promises with hubby Mathew sometime during 2006 probably on a private ceremony. Around 50 people attended their marriage ceremony. All food for guests were prepared by Clara and her family.

It has been nearly a decade of their marriage and still they have not been blessed with any kids. However, Carla has been a caring mother to a son named Noah from Mathew's  previous relationship. named Noah. No further details have been disclosed. As per her age, Carla no more carries a tendency to bear a child. Maybe, the couple had planned of parenting Noah together.

The lovely couple shares strong chemistry and mutual understanding with each other. Considering their true love for each other, the divorce seems nowhere near in the picture. Both are spending a euphoric moment together residing in Washington, D.C. 

Bravo TV reality show ''Top Chef' claimed Carla Hall to fame

'The Chew' co-host, Carla Hall, Source : Instagram

Although she held a graduation degree in accounting earlier, fate had decided different for her. She appeared as a model on runways shows in Milan, Paris, and London. While living in these cities, she fell in love with the art of food. Hall started lunch delivery service called as The Lunch Bunch after shifting to Washington D.C. Four years afterward, she got enrolled in L’Academie de Cuisine. As she was taking more interest in Culinary arts, she decided to have a brief knowledge of it and eventually came out holding Culinary Career Training Certificate.

In 1996, she did an externship at Henley Park Hotel, where she got promoted to sous chef after some time. Following that, she was hired as executive chef at the Washington Club and State Plaza. In 2001, Carla began her own catering company named Alchemy Caterers, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Significant turn in Carla Hall’s career came when she participated on 5th season of the cooking show Top Chef in 2008. At the early phase of the show, she was finishing in middle place. With the time passing by, she made a progress and eventually fall in top position for Thanksgiving challenge. She won Super Bowl XLIII tickets when she awed the cooking show judges with her scrumptious crawfish gumbo. Later, she won two more challenges and finished in top position. She became runner-up at the end losing to Hosea Rosenberg.

Carla turned out as an eminent figure for her tasty food and recipes in the show. She also became popular for her catch phrase Hootie Hoo!. After finishing Top Chef, she showed up as one of the participants on the 8th season of the cooking show called Top Chef: All Stars. She impressed all with her delicious food throughout the season. While appearing on the show, she demonstrated the recipe for chicken pot pie on the show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. However, even that time, she failed to be the winner of the show as she finished at 5th position in the overall competition.

Hall was even awarded the title of Fan Favorite for that season by the viewers of the show. Carla is presently appearing as one of the four co-hosts of ABC’s one-hour talk show show called  The Chew. She owns a restaurant named Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen. Collectively from the beginning, she has certainly amassed enornous amounts into her account. Currently, her net worth is reported to be around $2.5 million.

Carla Hall was a model before developing a fabulous career as a chef

Chef Carla Hall at XpressSpA, Source : Instagram

It is a known fact that delicious food maker Carla Hall was a model in her early days. She had experienced a quite successful modeling career working in the places like Paris, London, and Milan. While talking to Media Company, iVillage in 2011, she revealed that she didn’t have a dream of pursuing a modeling career while growing up.  

She further added, “A lot of times girls grown up wanting to model. I didn’t. I fell into it at Howard University and then I hated my account job and I went to Paris, as you do, and just had a telephone number and beat the pavement”. She is believed to have started her modeling career at 25 years of age.

She said, “It was a wonderful experience of being on my own, being in a foreign country and actually thinking that I was taking care of myself”. Carla also faced some negative reviews about her looks, ears, and nose. Some people even referred her as a bird. There are many modeling pictures available of Carla photographed during the early 1990s and late 1980s.

Now 52 years age, Carla Hall had moved on from her modeling career and making her name widely popular as one of the praised chefs of the United States. The beautiful culinary expert, Carla Hall possesses the hot body measurements size of 34-24-34 inches and stands with the tall height of 5 feet 11 inches. She has entrancing dark brown eyes and curly black hair.



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