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A Chef's Life

A Chef's Life is American Food TV series. Produced by Markay Media. Stars: Vivian Howard, Ben Knight, Sheri Castle. It premiered on Sep 12, 2013, on PBS. IMDb's user rating for the series is 7.6 *. Won the Daytime Emmy, Peabody Award.


How Many Season Does A Chef's Life Have: 5 (60 episodes)

Season 6


Season 5

Season premieres on October 7, 2017

Finale: December 9, 2017

PBS, 11 episodes

Season 4

Season premieres on September 10, 2016

Finale: November 12, 2016

PBS, 10 episodes

Season 3

2015, PBS, 13 episodes

Season 2

2014, PBS, 15 episodes

Season 1

2013, PBS, 13 episodes

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What Time Does A Chef's Life Start

A Chef's Life is on PBS (United States) Saturdays at 2 pm

Last episode:

Season 5 Episode 10 (King Cornbread) - Air Date: Dec 09, 2017 (about a year ago)

News & Interviews

Vivian Howard: The star of 'A Chef's Life' expands her restaurant reach into Wilmington ('1on1 with Jon Evans' podcast) - WECT-TV6 - per Wect

"It was really exciting because I didn't think anybody was going to see it, and we had leveraged a lot by making it," Vivian says. "When you're filming, in your restaurant, a tv show, and there's no home for it, it doesn't really make sense that you'd be making a tv show, your diners look at you like you're insane. Your staff, whose job is made more difficult because you're in their workspace filming, is disgruntled. We had assumed tremendous exposure based on filming with my family and filming in our business, and to hear that it was going to have a platform was tremendous."

Say Goodbye to 'A Chef's Life' With These Five Thanksgiving Recipes - KCTS 9 - by Kcts9

After five delicious seasons, A Chef’s Life is ending! And the finale episode, "The Final Harvest," provides a farewell feast so grand that it could make Thanksgiving bounty look like a light lunch. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is a lot we can learn from Vivian Howard. To say a proper goodbye, we’ve rounded up some recipes from A Chef’s Life.

Kinston restaurateur Vivian Howard and A Chef's Life, a new PBS show - The Independent Weekly - via Indyweek

The idea for A Chef's Life came before the accolades, however. Howard and Knight started working with Durham filmmakers Cynthia Hill and Rex Miller soon after the restaurant opened, raising money with the Southern Documentary Fund as their fiscal sponsor. Hill, who is the show's director and producer, is also a native of eastern North Carolina, which she has featured in past films.

Vivian Howard to Wrap Up 'A Chef's Life' with Harvest Special - per Foodandwine

Beginning in 2013, the docu-series examined Howard’s homecoming to North Carolina as she and her husband uprooted from New York City’s culinary scene to open a restaurant at the invitation of Vivian’s parents. As the show’s opening credits reiterate each episode, the series is about more than just the menu, and includes moments of Howard raising her twins, working on the family farm, and “exploring the South on ingredient at a time.” In those explorations, Howard has introduced viewers to a variety of farmers, producers, and purveyors, some of whom will be making an appearance in the finale special. Titled A Chef's Life Harvest Special the hourlong episode will see Howard host a dinner party for a handful of the more memorable characters as she prepares signature Southern ingredients one more time.


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