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A Chef's Life (2013-Present)

A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series that plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian’s skill in the kitchen is an equal match for her charismatic personality, radiating behind crystal grey eyes.  The only show in the history of television to be awarded a Peabody, an Emmy and a James Beard Award


Directed and produced by Cynthia Hill with Rex Miller as co-producer and cinematographer. 50 half-hour episodes broadcast nationally on PBS stations, debuting September, 2013 through January 2017. Season 5 almost wrapped.

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May, 2014: A Chef's Life wins a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcast




April 2015: Director Cynthia Hill wins and Cinematographer Rex Miller nominated for Emmy Awards

April 2016: Director Cynthia Hill and Cinematographer Rex Miller nominated for Emmy Awards

Check out Vivian's award-winning cookbook, Deep Run Roots, photographed by Rex Miller.

Review: http://obsbite.blogspot.com/2013/06/world-get-ready-to-meet-vivian-howard.html