• Season 3 Premiering September!

    That's right, A Chef's Life is back with a whole new larder of Southern ingredients! Season 3 premieres September 2015, check your local listing for exact time and date.

  • Grilled Corn with Ginger Bacon Butter 

    Get shuckin', it's the season for grilling. The ease of this recipe is only exceeded by its deliciousness!




  • Chef & the Farmer

    Plan your visit "downeast" at Chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight's high end, seasonal restaurant in Kinston, NC. 

  • Blueberries & Boiling Over

    Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts, and the enormous task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use!

  • Yahoo 

    "Vivian Howard, the Southern Chef You Should Know"

  • A Chef's Life Wins!

    A Chef's Life is happy to announce we have won the most prestigious award in television. Check out the interview where Vivian discusses the win!

About the Show

A Chef’s Life plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian’s skill in the kitchen is an equal match for the charismatic personality, radiating behind her crystal grey eyes. Much more dynamic than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series that premiered nationally on PBS stations in September 2013. A Chef’s Life is currently in its second season, which features 14 half-hour episodes. The first season consisted of 13 half-hour episodes. READ MORE

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