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Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard

Keynote Speaker: Chef & Restaurateur Known for "Chef & the Farmer", Featured on the PBS Series, "A Chef's Life"

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Vivian Howard Biography

Vivian Howard is a chef, author, and PBS personality from Deep Run, NC. She owns two restaurants in Kinston, NC: Chef & the Farmer and Boiler Room Oyster.

Born in Deep Run, NC, to tobacco and hog farming parents, 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, Howard 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 later went on to learn from creative, cutting edge Chef’s, Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason at WD-50 and later, was a member of the opening team at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market.

In 2005, Howard and her now husband, Ben Knight, decided to return to Howard’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. Over the past eight years, Chef Howard has developed strong relationships with local farmers making it possible to source over 70% of the restaurant’s foodstuffs from within 60 miles . Chef and the Farmer has become beloved by locals and a destination for diners all over the state.

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Vivian Howard Videos

Somewhere South with Vivian Howard - Premieres March 27
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Chef Vivian Howard, Keynote Address, 2017 NC Rural Assembly ...

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What topics does Vivian Howard speak about?

Vivian Howard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Food & Beverage, Celebrity Chef, Authors, Music, Television & Film, Lifestyle, Entertainers and Hospitality.

Where does Vivian Howard travel from?

Vivian Howard generally travels from Kinston, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Vivian Howard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Food & Beverage, Celebrity Chef and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vivian Howard for virtual events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Vivian Howard generally travels from Kinston, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Ashley Christensen and Stephanie Izard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vivian Howard for an upcoming event.

Vivian Howard Videos

Somewhere South with Vivian Howard - Premieres March 27
Better Eating, Better Health | Vivian Howard | Tomatoes
Chef Vivian Howard, Keynote Address, 2017 NC Rural Assembly ...

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