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    Season 2 Coming Soon!

    Check out the first "Sneak Peek" of Season 2 on Eater.com

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    Chef & the Farmer

    Vivian Howard's and Ben Knight's high end, seasonal restaurant in Kinston, NC. 

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    Featured Recipe

    Sink your fork into Vivian’s Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Whipped Cream and Coconut Cornbread! 




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    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!

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    Garden & Gun 

    "A reality show that's actually, um, real, it might be just the thing that Southern food lovers have been waiting for."

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    Zagat

    "A Chef’s Life fuses the seemingly disparate genres of reality and educational television… the fusion creates a deeper culinary exploration than food TV typically offers."

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    Examiner.com

    "This Chef’s Life is reality TV with a capital “R” – and one that doesn’t just stand for “Restaurant"."

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    Homemade Wine

    Featured in Episode 7




About

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 her charismatic personality, radiating behind crystal grey eyes. Much more dynamic than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series, broadcasting nationally on PBS stations starting September 2013. The first season consists of 13 half-hour episodes. Read More

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