A Chef's Life

A Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

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S4 Ep10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce


As a new chef takes the reins, Vivian's diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clear.

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S4 Ep9: Heavenly Hocks


A view behind-the-scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham.

S4 Ep8: All Sunchoked Up


Flo and Theo’s pre-school visits the restaurant for a meal focusing on table manners.

S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish


Vivian gains an enlightened perspective on the farm-raised catfish industry.

S4 Ep6: Rabbit


Vivian’s rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with rowdy protesters.

S4 Ep5: Cabbage’s Last Stand


Vivian romps around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland.

S4 Ep4: Stand By Your Cabbage


Vivian’s summer itinerary picks up with a 14-day photo shoot.