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Chef’s Life, A 40x25

2013 George Foster Peabody Award Winner

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award Winner: Outstanding Personality/Host

This enticing, character-driven documentary series takes viewers inside the life and kitchen of chef Vivian Howard who left New York City to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town North Carolina. Each episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches, and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her seasonal menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present—one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm to table food, this series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life. Vivian and husband Ben Knight juggle a full plate with a fire that nearly destroys the restaurant, the opening of a second restaurant, and a bustling young family to raise. Much more dynamic and personal than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life celebrates modern Southern cuisine, seasonality, farmers, and food artisans.