A Chef's Life



  • Chasing Trout

    Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but finds herself busy at home.
  • Persimmon Style

    Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learn about the fruit's different varieties.
  • Bourbon Country

    Dinner at Maker’s Mark in Vivian’s honor turns into an American history lesson.
  • WANTED: Broccoli

    Vivian heads to NYC where her book launch means a full itinerary.
  • A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

    The arrival of Vivian's cookbook sparks a well of emotions.
  • Prolific Peppers

    Vivian preps peppers for Lambstock, a party where chefs, food, and music converge.
  • Shake, Rattle and Pole (Beans)

    With Summer heat high and rain levels low, Vivian struggles to find enough green beans.
  • Two-Mato

    Vivian’s plate is full of everything. Except tomatoes.


About 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.