Carla Hall Hosts Garlic Showdown

Carla Hall, the co-host of ABC-TV’s “The Chew”, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the July 28 Garlic Showdown. The seventh Garlic Showdown will pit four professional chefs in an iron chef-style competition for a top prize of $5,000.

“The Chew” is viewed weekdays from noon-1 p.m. on Central Coast ABC Channel 7.

Chef Carla will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the high noon Showdown on Sunday of the Festival and then conduct a cooking demonstration at 2:30 p.m.

Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love.

Hall is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.”

Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.