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Executive Pastry Chef Michelle Arcilla Hall

Michelle Arcilla Hall discovered her passion for cooking in a 7th grade home economics class where students were given the opportunity to learn the facets of planning a catering service. Participation in the class a orded Arcilla Hall a trip to the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Since that initial meal, Arcilla Hall’s career has blossomed.

Arcilla Hall attended Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California and earned her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. While she originally intended to follow a more savory path, her interest in precision and plating pastries hooked Arcilla Hall.

Following Le Cordon Bleu, Arcilla Hall worked at a number of reputable eateries across California including Michelin-starred restaurants Michael Mina, Masas, Campton Place and Quince & Cotogna. In 2012, Arcilla Hall made the move to Austin where she worked as the pastry chef under award-winning Executive Chef David Bull at Restaurant Congress.

Arcilla Hall’s dedication and passion for pristine culinary artistry has made her one of the best in the industry. With her extensive and impressive background, Arcilla Hall’s remarkable skillset has made her a valuable asset to the Second Bar + Kitchen team.

Arcilla Hall currently resides in Austin with her husband, Jimmy. When she’s not busy baking, Arcilla Hall enjoys hiking, arts and crafts and trying new restaurants.