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(Chef, restaurateur, author, and television host)

Relationship Facts of Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard is married to Ben Knight.
She does not have any kids as of now.
Vivian Howard is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Vivian Howard?

Vivian is married to Ben Knight. They met while working at Voyage Restaurant in New York City.

The couple lives on Howard’s family homestead in Deep Run, North Carolina, with their twins, a boy and a girl.

There isn’t much information about their personal and marital lives.

Vivian Howard: Biography in Details

Who is Vivian Howard?

Vivian Howard is a well-known American chef, restaurateur, businesswoman, author, and television host. Vivian Howard hosted the PBS series A Chef’s Life from 2013 to 2018.

Vivian Howard: Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Vivian Howard was born on March 8, 1978. She is 44 years old and her birth sign is Pisces. She is originally from Deep Run, North Carolina.

Her parents, John and Scarlett Howard, were farmers who farmed pigs and planted tobacco, soybeans, cotton, wheat, and maize.

Her father also owns J.C. Howard Farms, Inc., a pork production company with 27,000 pigs, 5K acres of row crop farmland, 5K acres of forestland, a wood production company, and 14 John Deere dealerships.

Her grandfather and great-grandfather were both tobacco farmers in Lenoir County.


She began attending Salem Academy, an all-female Moravian boarding school, when she was 14 years old. She was classmates with Adrian H. Wood. Then she attended two years at Virginia Episcopal School.

Similarly, in 2001, she received her BA in English Language from North Carolina State University. During her stay at NCSU, she also spent a semester studying abroad in Argentina as part of a culinary program.

Likewise, following graduation, Vivian relocated to New York City and began working in advertising for Grey Worldwide. This personality left after 18 months and started working as a waitress at Voyage restaurant.

Furthermore, Scott Barton, the restaurant’s executive chef, served as her early mentor. She graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2004. Vivian interned at Wylie Dufresne’s wd~50 and worked as a Chef de Partie at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market.

Vivian Howard: Professional life, Career

Vivian married Ben Knight, a coworker at Voyage. The two then started a soup delivery business out of their Harlem apartment, which involved freezing soup in the bathtub.

Despite proposals from investors to create a physical presence in New York, they decided to accept Vivian’s parents’ offer to purchase a restaurant in Kinston. She and Knight moved to North Carolina in 2005, and Chef & the Farmer launched in 2006 in a downtown structure that had previously been a mule stable.

However, more than 60% of the ingredients utilized in the restaurant are sourced from within a 90-mile radius. The Chef & Farmer building burned down in 2012 and had to be rebuilt.

Similarly, in 2013, she and her husband Knight opened the Boiler Room, a casual restaurant next to Chef & the Farmer that serves oysters and burgers. Vivian has written a cookbook and memoir called Deep Run Roots – Stories and Recipes from my Corner of the South, which was published in October 2016.


After its debut, the book remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for three weeks. In 2017, the book earned four IACP Cookbook Awards: Cookbook of the Year, Julia Child First Book Award, Outstanding Restaurant Cookbook, and Outstanding Cookbook in the General Category.

On December 12, 2017, the pair established Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria in Wilmington, North Carolina’s warehouse district. Howard also published her second cookbook, “This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking,” in 2020.

As a result, the cookbook is organized around a core collection of tasty bases that serve as crucial components in the subsequent recipe section. In 2021, she will establish her first restaurant, Lenoir, in Charleston, South Carolina, which will have a companion café, Handy + Hot.

She created and stars in the public television series Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, for which she has received Peabody, Emmy, and James Beard Awards.

Brand Endorsement

This public person has sponsored numerous products from various firms on her Instagram feed. Some of her recent endorsements include Wallaby Organic Yogurt, Discovery+, Garden & Gun, Bon Appetit magazine, Amazon Kindle, T. Marzetti® Foodservice, and many others.

Vivian Howard Rumors, Controversy

Vivian Howard has never been part of any controversial matter or rumours till now. The star has been preoccupied with her professional and private life.

Vivian Howard: Net worth, Salary

However, Vivian Howard has a net worth of approximately $6 million.

Vivian Howard: Body features, Height, Weight

Vivian Howard is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 60 kgs. She has grey eyes and blonde hair. Her body measurements, such as her chest size, dress size, hip size, shoe size, or waist size are missing at the moment.

Social media

Her Instagram account,  has over 110 K followers under the userid, @chefandthef

Similarly, she has over 75K  followers on Facebook under the userid, @DeepRunRoots .

Her Twitter account has almost 19.4K followers under the userid, @chefandthef

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