Carla Hall signing a cookbook

Carla Hall

Carla Hall is a Celebrity chef, television personality, #1 Best Selling Amazon author in American soul food cooking, former co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning series “The Chew,” and keynote speaker, known for her Sweet Heritage line with QVC.

Meet Carla Hall

Carla Hall is a celebrity chef, television personality, cookbook author and best known for co-hosting ABC’s Emmy award-winning series “The Chew.”

Following her prolific culinary and media career, Hall discovered her passion for keynote and motivational speaking. Her keynotes cover her secret to success, discovering your authentic self and growth, and transformation through facing your fears. 

Carla Hall is available to be booked for corporate and private events. She is also well-known for her keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Carla Hall’s fees.


Carla spent 7 years co-hosting ABC’s Emmy award-winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew.”  She is currently featured on the Food Network in shows such as “Thanksgiving, Holiday and Halloween Baking Championships.”

Hall first won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars” and shared her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla went on to make guest television appearances on shows such as, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Chelsea Lately.


Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Her latest cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, was published in 2018. It landed in “Best Cookbook” lists across the country. The NAACP also nominated Soul Food for an NAACP Image Award.

In 2021, Hall published her debut picture book, Carla and the Christmas Cornbread, with Denene Millner Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.


Charity and Philanthropy

Carla Hall is active in many charitable endeavors at a board member level. She focuses her participation in organizations where she can make an impact advocating for children. These include charities such as 4H, Pajama Program, GenYouth, and Helen Keller International.  In addition, Carla volunteers time to promote other nonprofit organizations. Such organizations include: The James Beard Foundation, FEED America, Jacques Pepin Foundation, and many others.

How to Hire Carla Hall

Find out how to hire Carla Hall to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Carla Hall’s availability and cost. When booking Carla Hall for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Carla Hall is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Carla Hall booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Carla Hall Booking Price

How much to book Carla Hall depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Carla Hall for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Carla Hall is available for conferences, festivals, private parties and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Key Audience Takeaways

Discovering Your Authentic Self


From accountant to runway model to celebrity chef, Carla Hall never gave up on discovering her authentic self. Now, the Washington Post hails her as “the most visible black person in food.”

In this speech, Hall shares both the triumphs and missteps that kept her on the path to being her true self:

“Say ‘yes’, adventure follows, then growth.” – Carla Hall


Food DNA: Discovering My Roots Through Food

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

In America, our diverse food traditions make the dinner table a place where we can celebrate our differences. 

Carla shares stories from her journey across the Southern United States to discover her roots in the American food traditions shaped by the African Diaspora. 

Through these stories, Carla illustrates that by understanding how African American contributions are bigger than what they were given credit for, African American students can begin to own these stories and create opportunities for themselves. 


Scare Me: Growth and Transformation Through Facing Your Fears


The secret to Carla Hall’s success? She steps outside of her comfort zone to stockpile an array of tools which she draws from during difficult times, stimulating personal growth and professional success.

In order to lead by example, audiences will witness Carla scare herself – live – with a comedy set and learn ways to map out their own fear facing adventures.

Why? Because facing fears spurs growth and inspires transformation, both of which have driven the success of this two-time “Top Chef” finalist and fan-favorite.



Carla Hall's Soul Food

Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots. We get a fresh take on America’s favorite comfort cuisine and trace soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken.

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