• Prickly Business

    Thanks to Warren, Vivian learns that picking okra is a "prickly business". Vivian also gets a crash course in food styling during a photo session for her upcoming cookbook. 

  • Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream 

    In the south, ranch dressing may very well be considered a side dish. Okra deep fried in traditional Japanese-style is made all the more fun when our favorite dressing is churned into an ice cream-style dipping sauce.

  • Season 3 Airing Now!

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

  • Chef & the Farmer

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

  • 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 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 is currently in its third season, which features 13 half-hour episodes. READ MORE

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