The Power List 2017: Carla Hall

January 24, 2017

Carla Hall — co-host of TV program “The Chew,” chef, cookbook author, teacher and youth advocate — has risen to fame with her culinary wisdom and sense of fun.

One of Hall’s calling cards is merging Southern traditions — she’s a native of Nashville, Tenn. — with the classical French culinary techniques that reflect her training at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md.

Last year, Hall consulted on the menu at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., which integrates traditional African-American dishes from across the U.S. — from soul food staples to lesser-known traditions.