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Television Personality, Chef & Author Carla Hall Served as Keynote Speaker at 27th Annual Women’s Forum

The raised over $90,000 to benefit Greater Atlantic City Charities including Jewish Family Service, CASA, Boys & Girls Club, and Atlantic City Day Nursery.

Television Personality, Chef and Author Carla Hall shared stores and experiences about growing up, the launch of her impressive show business career, and the importance of creating a platform to support community organizations at the 27th Annual Women’s Forum on June 9th at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Nearly 350 guests attended the event which raised more than $90,000 to benefit Greater Atlantic City Charities including Jewish Family Service, CASA, Boys & Girls Club, and Atlantic City Day Nursery. (Photo provided by the Greater Atlantic City Charities)

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Nearly 350 guests attended the 27th Annual Women’s Forum to see and listen to Television Personality, Chef and Author Carla Hall share stories and experiences from growing up in Nashville, the launch of her impressive show business career, and the importance of creating a platform to support community organizations.

The afternoon event, held at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, raised over $90,000 to benefit Greater Atlantic City Charities including Jewish Family Service, CASA, Boys & Girls Club, and Atlantic City Day Nursery.

Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and the opportunity to bid on nearly 100 auction items including a Golf Foursome at the Galloway National Golf Club, Melissa Manchester show tickets at Resorts, Cocktail Party for 10 with Nobil Catering, Michael Kors and Coach designer handbags, jewelry, spa packages, dining certificates, shopping gift cards, wine baskets, and more.


Pictured from left are: Davida Rosenblum, Concetta Esposito, Eliana Pisetzner, Melissa Rosenblum, Jessica Fama, and Stephanie Albright-Pedrick greet Television Personality, Chef, and Author Carla Hall (center) who served as the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual Women’s Forum on June 9th. The event raised more than $90,000 to benefit Greater Atlantic City Charities including Jewish Family Service, CASA, Boys & Girls Club and Atlantic City Day Nursery. (Photo provided by the Greater Atlantic City Charities)

“We were delighted to have Carla Hall as this year’s distinguished speaker at the Women’s Forum. To be able to listen to how her early upbringing influenced her personal life, career goals, and commitment to community was genuine and heartwarming,” said Brett Matik, event co-chair. “After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, it was nice to be able to get together and support some hardworking organizations.”

Hall is well-known as a former co-host of the Emmy award-winning foodie and lifestyle show, The Chew. In addition, she has competed on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Top Chef: All Stars’ and served as a judge on the Food Network’s ‘Halloween Baking Championship.’ She has also authored the cookbooks, ‘Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You’, ‘Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World’ and ‘Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration’.

A trained chef, Hall taught classes at CulinAerie and her alma mater, L’Academie de Cuisine.

For more than 20 years, she has also owned a catering company, Alchemy by Carla Hall.

A community advocate, she is active in the Helen Keller International and the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture where she serves as the Culinary Ambassador for Sweet Home Café.

The Women’s Forum is made possible by the support of its generous community and business sponsors – AtlantiCare, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Walmart, Harrison Beverage, Harrison Family Foundation, Integrous Financial Strategies, and Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC.

As a completely volunteer committee, 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to local charities.

Women’s Forum

Founded in 1994, The Women’s Forum supports the Greater Atlantic City Charities in its mission to assist local organizations in need.

Throughout the past two decades, the Women’s Forum luncheon has featured guest speakers including: Brooke Shields, Lisa Ling, Deepak Chopra, Suze Orman, Jane Seymour, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Jane Pauley, and Amy Robach.

To date, the Women’s Forum, a completely volunteer organization, has raised more than $2 million for area non-profits.

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