Carla Hall is not only a chef and the host of The Chew, but a former caterer and current baker. With wide-ranging experience in the food world, she has definitely picked up a few tricks along the way. We picked The Chew host's brain on her must-know tricks.
Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make dinner parties run more smoothly and other kitchen secrets from Carla Hall.
If you love Carla, check out her new cookbook, Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.