This chef was a former runway model who attended culinary school, started a catering company, trained in professional restaurant kitchens, and in 2008, launched her television career when she competed on Bravo’s Top Chef. She’s also a motivational speaker and is on the Board of Trustees for Helen Keller International, Pajama Program, GenYouth and 4H. 

  1. Padma Lakshmi

  2. Gail Simmons

  3. Carla Hall

The answer is Carla Hall. Carla spent 7 years co-hosting ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew”, and she currently brightens the mornings of millions as a Culinary Contributor to “Good Morning America”.