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She May Be a "Top Chef," but We Knew Her Back When

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Published: Feb 10 2009 12:00AM

<b>If you were lucky enough to take one of Montgomery College's popular one-day cooking classes back in the mid-2000s, then you might remember chef Carla Hall, who is now cooking up great things on Bravo TV's "Top Chef"</B> (

Hall, one of five finalists on the hit show, taught such MC classes as pasta making, holiday entertaining, and how to cook once and eat twice.

She is chef-owner of Alchemy Caterers, and got her culinary training at Bethesda's L'Academie de Cuisine. Her bio on the Bravo TV Web site states that her food is at the "heart and soul of the South and the refinement of her classic French training."

Janet Saros, director of the Marriott Hospitality Center, hopes to invite Hall back to MC to give an insider's view of her "Top Chef" experience after the winner is announced later this month.

In the meantime, you can root for the D.C. area home girl--the next episode of "Top Chef" airs Wednesday, February 11 at 10 p.m.

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