Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality

Our Moderator and Panelists Bios


Martha Teichner

Emmy and James Beard Award-Winner

Martha Teichner has been a correspondent for CBS SUNDAY MORNING since December 1993, where she’s equally adept at covering major breaking national and international breaking news stories as she is handling in-depth cultural and arts topics. Since joining CBS News in 1977, Teichner has earned multiple national awards for her original reporting, including 10 Emmys and five James Beard Foundation Awards. As a Correspondent for CBS News, Teichner has reported on the some of the largest national and international stories of this era, interviewed world leaders and other newsmakers.Teichner has narrated seven “Biography” programs for A&E, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Daughters of the American Revolution (Walter Hines Page chapter of London), the Reform Club in London, the Wellesley Club of New York, and both the New York and Charleston chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier.


Talia Baiocchi

Editor in Chief and Co-Founder (in collaboration with Ten Speed Press) PUNCH
Publisher, Editor and Award-Winning James Beard Author

Talia Baiocchi is the Editor in Chief of PUNCH, the author of the James Beard Award-nominated Sherry and co-author of Spritz. She was the first-ever wine editor at Eater.com, a former opinion columnist at Wine Spectator, and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Bon Appétit, Elle and Saveur, among many others. She has a degree in journalism and political science from New York University and has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes as a member of the magazine’s 2013 “30 under 30” list. 

Carla Hall

Chef, Cookbook Author, Restaurateur and Co-Host of ABC Emmy Award-Winning Show, The Chew

Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars”, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “HootieHoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla’s approach to cooking blends her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. She is committed to health and balance in everyday living.Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – the chef’s first restaurant opened in June 2016. A fast casual love letter to Nashville, the restaurant features iconic Nashville Hot Chicken and southern sides, which are anchored by Hall’s family recipes and perfected with her personal touches. Her cookbooks are “Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World” and “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You”. 

Kate Krader


Kate Krader is the new Food Editor at Bloomberg Pursuits, where she writes about news and trends around the country and all over the world for the website and the magazine. She also contributes to the Bloomberg business division. 
She is the former restaurant editor at Food & Wine magazine, where she oversaw its news, trend and restaurant coverage. During her long tenure at the monthly magazine, she led Food & Wine's annual search for Food & Wine Best New Chefs. She also edited the Food & Wine Cocktails, an annual guide to the hottest cocktail recipes, the best spots and the biggest trends in nightlife. 

A graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, Krader received her formal culinary training at La Varenne in Paris. She resides in Manhattan. 

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