• Peas, Please

     In Episode 3 of Season 4 a visit from Vivian's editor accelerates book preparations...she also gets an endearing history lesson on “beatin’ peas” with Aunt Virginia, a 92 year-old expert.

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  • Season 4 on PBS Now

    Cue your appetite! The #FourthHelping of A CHEF’S LIFE features a healthy dose of homegrown laughter and inspired ingredients served up by Vivian alongside a hearty cast of farmers, chefs, home cooks, and friends.

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  • Deep Run Roots...

    On sale Oct. 4, 2016 and available for pre-order 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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  • "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! 


  • Vivian Howard Wins Big!

    Congratulations to Chef Vivian Howard for winning a 2016 James Beard Award (known as the Oscars of the food world) for Outstanding Personality/Host on A Chef's Life!

    See All The Winners
  • 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 is currently in its fourth season, which features 10 half-hour episodes. READ MORE

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