A Chef’s Life

Ever since Chef and the Farmer opened in 2006, we’ve envisioned it as a place that celebrates the culture and cuisine of Eastern North Carolina. But just because the food is locally produced doesn’t mean we can’t share it with the rest of the country, right? PBS stations across America are now airing Season 2 of A Chef’s Life, a documentary series about our restaurant and the food that inspires our menus—one ingredient at a time. For more information, including a preview and local listings, check out the show’s website.
Check out some of our merchandise on our new online store – Click here to start shopping!

—Vivian and Ben




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.

» Read about our history

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.

» Read about our farmers

News & Events

Saturday Wine Tasting- 9/19/15

Happy NC Wine Month! Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 4:30 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this [Continue...]

Posted on September 18, 2015

Saturday Tasting 9/12/15

Saturday Tasting 9/5/15

Here's a taste of our five most recent tweets. Enjoy.

Check out our Facebook fan page for additional Chef & the Farmer news updates. Or click the Like button and have all Chef & the Farmer updates flow directly into your Newsfeed.