Carla Hall Net Worth

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Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Hall attended Hillsboro Comp High School and later graduated with a degree in accounting from Howard University. Straight afterwards, she obtained her CPA certificate when working at Price Waterhouse as an accountant. After two years, in 1988 Hall decided to leave the country to find her passion. She went to Paris, Milan and London and worked as a runway model, but it was during her years abroad that she discovered her true passion, for food.

Hall went back to the US, and started her career in the culinary world by opening a lunch delivery service in Washington D.C., called “Lunch Bunch”. After four years with the business, she decided to hone her culinary skills and enrolled in L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Hall earned a certificate in Culinary Career Training, and served as an intern at the Henley Park Hotel, where she was later on promoted to sous chef. She also worked as the executive chef at State Plaza and the Washington Club. Her early years working at various restaurants started to build her net worth, until in 2001 she decided to another open company of her own, Alchemy Caterers.

After years in the food industry, in 2008 Hall decided to join the TV competition cooking show “Top Chef”. Hall became popular not just for her talent but because of her attitude, being known for her “Hootie Hoo!” catch phrase and her “cooking with love” philosophy. Hall’s inclusion in the shows fifth season brought her worldwide recognition, and a tremendous addition to her wealth. Though she didn’t win, she won the people’s heart and even made a comeback in the shows’ “All-Star” edition.

Hall’s stint on “Top Chef” paved the way for a new career in the world of television; in 2011 she became part of the cooking-themed talk show “The Chew”, with co-hosts, Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon. The show made Hall a household name and helped her net worth. Hall also has two cookbooks to her name, entitled “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You” released in 2012, and “Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes From Around the World”, released in 2014.

Today, Hall is still with “The Chew” now in its fifth season, and is soon to open her first restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen. Hall is also an active participant with various charities including The USO, DC Central Kitchen, Feeding America and WCR to name a few. She also sits as one of the board members of the Pajama Program and GenYouth.

In terms of her personal life, Hall has been married since 2006 to photographer Matthew Lyons; she became a stepmother to Lyons’ son, Noah.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Carla Hall
  • Net Worth: $2.5 Million
  • Salary: 2.5 million dollars
  • Date Of Birth: May 12, 1964
  • Place Of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Profession: American television chef, television personality
  • Education: L’Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg, MD), Howard University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Matthew Lyons (m. 2006)
  • Children: Noah Lyons
  • Parents: Audrey Hall
  • Siblings: Kimberly Hall
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  • Awards: “Fan Favorite on Top Chef All-Stars”
  • TV Shows: “Top Chef” (2008 – ), “The Chew”, “Top Chef: All-Star”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”


  • Sous chef, “Mike”.
  • Former model.
  • Has a sister named Kimberly.
  • Caterer.


Title Year Status Character
Girls Trip 2017 Carla Hall
The Lion Guard 2017 TV Series Mpishi
BoJack Horseman 2016 TV Series Spaghetti Scientist Carla Hall
The Passion 2016/I TV Movie Food Clerk
The Comeback 2014 TV Series Carla Hall
Title Year Status Character
The Lion Guard 2017 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
The Chew 2011-2017 TV Series Herself – Co-Hostess / Herself – Co-Host / Announcer
Beat Bobby Flay 2016-2017 TV Series Herself – Judge / Mentor
Cooks vs. Cons 2017 TV Series Herself – Judge
Rachael Ray 2014-2017 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2011-2017 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
American Masters 2017 TV Series documentary Herself
The View 2014-2017 TV Series Herself / Herself – The Chew
The Dr. Oz Show 2012-2017 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Patti LaBelle’s Place 2016 TV Series Herself
Harry 2016 TV Series Herself
Halloween Baking Championship 2016 TV Series Herself – Judge
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2014-2016 TV Series Herself – Contestant / Herself – Celebrity Contestant
Good Morning America 2012-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself – Nominee & Presenter
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Series Herself
All-Star Academy 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest Judge
Guilty Pleasures 2015 TV Series Herself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Herself
Simply Ming 2015 TV Series documentary Guest Chef
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself – Winner
Not My Mama’s Meals 2013 TV Series Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Paula’s Best Dishes 2011 TV Series Herself
Top Chef 2008-2011 TV Series Herself – Contestant / Herself / Herself – Sous Chef, Mike
Paint Your Plate! 2010 Documentary Herself
Food Wars 2010 TV Series Herself
Top Chef University: Getting Started 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Herself
Top Chef 2011 TV Series Herself – Contestant


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