A Chef's Life
- 5 Seasons
A Chef's Life is a reality television show that airs on PBS and follows the life and career of Chef Vivian Howard in her high-end restaurant in eastern North Carolina. The plot is set in the south as she runs the restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, with her husband, Ben, while also raising a set of newborn twins. The restaurant easily stands out among the other family-owned businesses in the small area since it first opened. The television show offers a close look at the milestones and challenges that the couple endure together, still struggling to work together after six years since opening the restaurant. The show also provides a first-hand look of Chef Howard visiting her neighbors and learning how to make homemade cuisine from old fashioned recipes that she begins to add to her menu. Everything from fried green tomatoes to bacon mayonnaise is made for classic Southern food items that tell a story in each episode. As the show evolves, the series covers a fire that destroys Chef Howard's restaurant as the couple learn to rebuild their business from the ground up and attempt to survive the challenges that come along.