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.Visit A Chef's Life Website
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Vivian and Ben face challenges on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, the Boiler Room.
A family beach trip turns competitive for Vivian and her sisters.
A year after overcoming a devastating fire, Vivian and Ben go all-in on a 2nd restaurant.
Chef Vivian and her husband leave NYC to open a restaurant in her North Carolina hometown.
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the Southern harbinger of Spring.
The restaurant gears up for a practice service — but nothing is going as planned.
Vivian launches the restaurant’s new “whole animal, no waste” program with two pigs.
Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon with the ultimate tomato sandwich.
Clips | 14See All
Vivian demonstrates her newest creation: a tasty veggie burger.
At the beach, Vivian and her sisters make Frogmore Stew, a traditional crab boil.
Vivian and her mom make an old favorite -- homemade blueberry cobbler.
Vivian answers questions from PBS viewers and makes a gourmet cheese ball.
Vivian cooks up a modern version of candied yams.
Vivian shows how to create a "pickled" peanut salad that will steal the show.
Vivian demonstrates her method of cooking rice which always comes out perfect.
Vivian celebrates muscadines by creating a mulled muscadine and goat cheese appetizer.
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In this episode, Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant.
Premiering October 11: A family beach trip turns competitive for Vivian and her sisters.
Season 2 kicks off as Vivian and Ben go all-in on a 2nd restaurant.
Coming to PBS in October! Chef Vivian Howard returns!
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