Kristen Farmer Hall
is the Executive Pastry Chef + co-owner of The Essential and Bandit in Birmingham, Alabama. Hall
’s journey to culinary success is as unique as her sought-after creations, and she has quickly emerged as a source of inspiration for aspiring bakers, chefs, and female entrepreneurs. Alongside business partner and Executive Chef Victor King, Hall
brings a creative edge to traditional baking. Her work has been featured in an array of culinary and lifestyle publications, including Birmingham Magazine, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Good Grit, Style Blueprint, and The Locale Palate.