Meet the Host and Judges of Halloween Baking Championship

Get to know more about host Richard Blais and judges Carla Hall, Ron Ben-Israel and Sherry Yard.

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Richard Blais

Richard gained nationwide recognition after competing in Top Chef and later winning Top Chef All-Stars. He's a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and operates his own company, Trail Blais, which includes restaurants from Atlanta to San Diego, including Richard's most-recently opened place, Juniper & Ivy.

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Carla Hall

Carla made a name for herself as the fan favorite on Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars. Before becoming a chef, Carla was on the path to becoming an accountant until traveling awakened her passion for cooking. She recently opened Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant in Nashville.

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Ron Ben-Israel

Ron had a 15-year career as a modern dancer before he found himself translating that creative sensibility into baking cakes. After apprenticing in Canada and France, he made his way to New York City where he opened his couture cake shop. Ron has hosted Sweet Genius on Food Network and judged Cake Wars.

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Sherry Yard

A native New Yorker, Sherry began her culinary career in the city before moving onto posts in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she became Wolfgang Puck's pastry chef for his worldwide operations. She went on to produce television cooking shows for Puck and others before opening her own restaurants.

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Meet the Competitors

Get to know the seven bakers from across the nation who've come to compete in this creepily creative competition. Only one will walk away with $25,000 in prize money.

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More Halloween Baking Championship

Go behind the scenes of the show's challenges and get inspired to bake some terrifically terrifying treats this Halloween.

Halloween Baking Championship

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