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The Inn at Carnall Hall at the University of Arkansas was initially built to serve as the college’s first dormitory for women. The building was named for Miss Ella Howison Carnall, an 1881 graduate of the University of Arkansas, who for many years served as an associate professor of English and modern languages. 

Today, Ella’s Table pays homage to Miss Carnall by bringing together Razorbacks and Fayetteville visitors alike around the table for great food and genuine community. We look forward to welcoming you to Ella’s Table!

Meet the Chef

Chef William Mauk began his culinary journey in one of America's great food cities: New Orleans, Louisiana. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Chef Mauk climbed the ranks of some of New Orleans' best restaurants including The Grill Room at the famed Windsor Court Hotel and the late René Bajeux’s flagship restaurant, René Bistrot.

Chef Mauk, his wife Annie and their four children then made the move to Northwest Arkansas where he leads the team at Ella’s Table at the historic Inn at Carnall Hall. Chef Mauk brings Creole flavors, modern European technique and Southern flair to provide Ella’s guests with one of the best dining experiences in the region. 

Chef Mauk’s philosophy on food is that every ingredient has the same culinary value. From locally sourced grass-fed beef to organic vegetables, Chef Mauk’s culinary team treats each ingredient with the same high level of care and respect.