Welcome. . .

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!

Please note: We will be closed for the holiday Dec 24th – 28th and on January 1st.




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.

» Read about our farmers

News & Events

New Years Eve 2016

Here’s Vivian’s menu selections for  New Years Eve 2016  - $60 for 3 courses plus amuse +optional $35 Wine Pairing $75 for 4 courses plus amuse +optional $50 Wine Pairing Seats still available.  Please come and join us to celebrate! Amuse Bouche- chef’s choice 1st Course- Jumbo Lump Crab Tartine, Smoked Bacon Marmalade, Lemon,  Preserved [Continue...]

Posted on December 17, 2015

Saturday Wine Tasting- 9/19/15

Saturday Tasting 9/12/15

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