Carla Hall Named Honoree of the James Beard Foundation’s 2015 Chefs & Champagne®JBF Editors
February 10, 2015
The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the honoree for this summer’s Chefs & Champagne: celebrated TV personality, chef, and cookbook author Carla Hall. The Chew co-host will join us for an evening of delectable dishes and brilliant bubbly at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons on Saturday, July 25.
Hall currently co-hosts ABC’s wildly popular lifestyle series The Chew, alongside JBF Award winners Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz. She is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she made a name for herself with her philosophy of always cooking with love and her catch phrase “Hootie Hoo!” Hall currently owns Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company, is the author of two cookbooks, Carla’s Comfort Food and Cooking with Love, and is developing a fast-casual New York City restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen.
“Ever since the James Beard Foundation had the pleasure of working with Carla on our Taste America® program in Philadelphia, we have been looking for another opportunity to bring her infectious love of life and creative culinary insights to an even wider audience,” said JBF president Susan Ungaro. “She exemplifies what is at the core of our mission: celebrating, nurturing, and honoring America's diverse culinary heritage and future.”