'The Chew' Chef Carla Hall's Biography

PHOTO: Chef Carla Hall is the executive chef of Alchemy, a former Top Chef contestant and now a co-host of ABCs The Chew.PlayThe Chew
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America fell in love with Carla Hall's heart-felt approach as she cooked her way into the finals on season five of the award-winning Bravo show "Top Chef." Today, Carla continues to cook from the heart, and balances her southern traditions, classic French training, and holistic approach to food as an entertaining expert, and owner and executive chef of Alchemy by Carla Hall in Washington, D.C.

Check out some of her refreshing summer recipes:

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fresh Beet Slaw

Blackberry Aqua Fresca