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We look forward to your visit to Chef & the Farmer and Kinston.  We would very much like to help provide the best experience possible.  To that end, we encourage you to call one of our reservationists who can assist with your reservation, and much more!

Reservationists: Mon-Fri (9am – 5pm)  252.208.2433 or

book online with the OPEN TABLE link to the left.  Please note that we do not release all of our reservations on-line.  If your preferred time is unavailable, please call us!




Our Story

Our Restaurant

Never Say Never

In 2006, chef Vivian Howard opened Chef & the Farmer with her husband, Benjamin Knight. Their lives have been about creating an unparalled dining experience in North Carolina's eastern region ever since.

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Our Farmers

Our Farmers

Our Better Half

The name Chef & the Farmer represents a relationship, a working one between the restaurant and our farmers. That relationship serves up seriously seasonal, seriously local, seriously delicious food.

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News & Events

Frogmore Stew!

It’s summertime and that means it’s time for FROGMORE STEW! Ingredients 2 pounds large shell on shrimp, request 21/25s from your fishmonger 1/4 cup Vivian Howard’s Fins & Shells bbq rub Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup lemon mayo Fins & Shells BBQ rub For the Lemon Mayo: (makes 1 cup) 3/4 [Continue...]

Posted on June 23, 2016

New Years Eve 2016

Saturday Wine Tasting- 9/19/15

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