• Season 5 Premiering On PBS October 2017

    Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.” While on the road, she discovers Jefferson’s small batch whiskey in the heart of Bourbon County, fishes for trout at a farm in the North Carolina mountains, and prepares peppers at a clandestine gathering for chefs in the Virginia hills.

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  • Our Favorite Bites On The Way To The Beach

    Driving to the beach for vacation not only offers the opportunity for good food at your final destination but also along the way.

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  • "How-To" Videos

    Need a little coaching in the kitchen? From Vivian's kitchen to yours, we're excited to bring you exclusive videos on all the basics of cooking! 


  • Deep Run Roots...

    On sale now, Deep Run Roots is Vivian Howard's comprehensive record of modern Southern cooking, filled with stories and more than 200 recipes that celebrate the flavors of her eastern North Carolina home.

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  • Chef & the Farmer

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

  • 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 is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning docu-series that 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 season five will premiere October 2017, which will feature 10 half-hour episodes. READ MORE

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