San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
GUEST CHEF SERIES
Chef/Owner, Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC
L’Atelier de Le Creuset Welcomes Chef Vivian Howard for a
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
$50- Includes Multiple Course Tasting & Wine Pairing
Must Purchase Tickets in Advance
Must be 21 to attend
About the Chef
Born in Deep Run, NC, to tobacco and hog farming parents, Vivian Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. Still, it took 23 years and a start in the advertising business to convince her a career in food was feasible. After college, Vivian moved to New York for work, but found the City’s food and restaurant scene far more intriguing. A server position at Greenwich Village’s, Voyage, made it possible for her to begin trailing under the restaurant’s Chef, Scott Barton. She went on to learn from creative, cutting edge Chef’s, Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason at WD50 and later, was a member of the opening team at JeanGeorges Vongerichten’s, Spice Market.
In 2005, Vivian, and her now husband, Ben Knight decided to return to Vivian’s roots to open a farm to fork restaurant in the small town of Kinston, NC. They opened Chef & the Farmer in the summer of 2006 serving local, seasonal, creative cuisine. Nine years in, Vivian and her restaurant have won numerous accolades, including her selection as a 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 James Beard semifinalist. She has also opened a second restaurant right across the street from Chef & the Farmer, called The Boiler Room.
In 2012 Vivian approached her childhood neighbor turned filmmaker, Cynthia Hill, about directing a documentary film series about Eastern North Carolina’s food traditions. Three years later, the two women have produced 3 seasons of “A Chef’s Life,” a PBS series that celebrates family, work and food. In its first two seasons, “A Chef’s Life” won a Peabody Award, a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for 4 James Beard Awards (more than any other television series).
Vivian is currently at work on the first of two cookbooks to be published by Little, Brown in October of 2016 as well as the 4th Season of “A Chef’s Life.” She is the mother of 4-year-old twins, Theo and Flo.
When & Where
Le Creuset Atelier
For nearly a century Le Creuset has focused on inspiring people to make joy through cooking.
l'Atelier is our test kitchen located at our headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. We host intimate, informal and interactive culinary events that give you a chance to get to know the personalities of our amazing chef partners.