Lara Lyn Carter recently won her first Emmy in the category of On Camera Talent for hosting Thyme for Sharing with Lara Lyn Carter, which she also created and produced. It aired last summer as part of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s summer cooking lineup and received excellent ratings and praise. The show was nominated for four Emmys in the categories of lighting, photography, directing, and on-camera talent. In addition, Lara Lyn created and hosted Savor the Good Life with Raycom Media’s WALB, the NBC and ABC affiliate in Southwest Georgia, for three years. This show received a Gabby (Georgia Association of Broadcasters) Award in its first year. Lara Lyn is also the author of Skinny Southern: 90 Reinvented Classics Without the Guilt!
Lara Lyn is considered Georgia’s “go-to authority” on Southern entertaining, adding her healthy, clean-cooking twist. Lara shares her vast experience and array of Southern recipes with her constantly growing followers. She has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and radio shows across the US and Canada.
As both a television and private chef, Lara Lyn has entertained and cooked for people from coast to coast and at numerous food and wine festivals, including the Telluride Wine and Food Festival in Colorado and the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami.
Lara Lyn’s passion for cooking and the use of sustainable, local products has led her to guest teach local culinary students and to launch a recipe development competition for the culinary students using local products. The Georgia Grown program and Georgia’s Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture have asked Lara Lyn for her guidance in rolling out the competition statewide for other culinary schools. The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
When not working, Lara Lyn keeps herself busy with her husband and their three sons, ages 22, 16 and 5.