Chef Manager Carla Whittle
Chef Carla has a B.S. in Nutrition, with a minor in Business Management from Syracuse University, as well as a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Her inspiration to become a chef comes from growing up in a large Italian family, which gathered for traditional Sunday dinners. Carla learned a great deal about pastries early on because her grandfather owned a pastry shop. During and after her Syracuse days, Carla worked in a variety of restaurants and then traveled around Europe gathering more culinary inspiration.
Upon her return to the states, she enrolled at the CIA. Carla went on to become chef/owner of the Bull’s Head Inn in Goshen, New York, a restaurant featured on the Food Network, before joining the Cater to You team. She has also worked for Cater to You as Chef Manager of Saint David’s School and Transition Chef at Immaculate Heart Academy.
Carla loves cooking for students and faculty at St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's. Her specialties include simple and basic dishes, classic in feeling, and made with premium ingredients. All of her creations are made with careful attention to appearance and, of course, taste.
One of Carla's favorite foods is hot, crispy pizza with fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil. At home, she and her family grill everything. She resides with her four children in Campbell Hall, New York.