Rachel Ray, Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsay, maybe Wolfgang Puck, the late Anthony Bourdain and Jamie Oliver are some of the best chefs you know or have seen. That’s not bad, but have you ever heard her name, Vivian Howard? She’s one of America’s leading food experts keeping people coming back for more TV talk. If you haven’t met the celebrity chef in person or at least watched throwing ingredients in the kitchen on TV, the paragraphs below contain everything you need to know about Vivian, including information about her family, her parents, sisters and net worth. and biography.

Vivian Howard’s Bio and Age

Vivian Howard was born on American soil, precisely in Deep Run, North Carolina, in 1971. However, she has not yet revealed the exact day and month when her parents gave birth to her. The chef studied at an all-female Moravian boarding school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina called Salem Academy. She then spent two years at Virginia Episcopal School. She received her college education at North Carolina State University, where she majored in English. Vivian earned a bachelor’s degree from the institution in 2001. It was while in college that she took a course in Argentina for a semester, in a cooking-themed program. .

Shortly after Howard graduated fromcollege, she decided to move to New York for work. Her first job was an advertising job for Gray Worldwide, after which she started working at the restaurant Voyage as a waitress. Howard fell in love with Voyage executive chef Scott Barton’s expertise in the kitchen. Scott would become his first mentor.

Vivian began her restaurant career at the New York-based Institute of Culinary Education. She graduated in 2004 and also interned at wd~50, an international restaurant owned by Wylie Dufresne. She also took cooking lessons at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s spice market, where she trained as a chef de partie.

Apart from being a phenomenal chef and television personality, Vivian Howard is also a writer. Her cookbook, published in October 2016 and titled “Deep Run Roots – Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South,” remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for three weeks after entering the competitive market. It also earned the chef four IACP Cookbook Awards (Outstanding Cookbook in the General Category, Julia Child Debut Book Award, Cookbook of the Year, and Outstanding Restaurant Cookbook) in 2017. Sources say , the American chef who cooks therapies, is set to write and publish another cookbook in 2019.

Net value

According to reports, the American chef’s net worth is estimated at around $4 million. She supplements her bank account with money from her show (A Chefs Life), her career as a chef, and her cookbooks.

Her husband

Vivian Howard is a super mom and wife. She lives happily with her lover, Ben Knight, since their marriage. Knight, who grew up in Chicago, first met Howard when they were working at restaurant Voyage. After their marriage, the two men jointly started a soup delivery business in Harlem, then bought a restaurant in Kinston at the request of Howard’s parents. This development resulted in their move to North Carolina in 2005, followed by the opening of their restaurant – Chef & the Farmer in 2006.

Howard and her husband launched a casual spot in 2013 that serves burgers and oysters called the Boiler Room. In 2016, it was reported that the lovebirds were working on opening a new restaurant, Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria, in the Wilmington Warehouse area, located at 206 Greenfield Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Together, the couple share a boy and girl twin named Flo and Theo. We don’t know much about children. However, they occasionally appear on their mother’s show, where they help her in the kitchen.

Family – Parents and sisters

Vivian Howard is the daughter of Scarlett Howard (mother) and John C. Howard Jr. (father). Both were farmers who grew corn, tobacco, soybeans and cotton and also raised pigs. Scarlett and John’s Farms would supply over 60% of the ingredients used in the Chef & Farmer restaurant. In 2012 the restaurant caught fire and had to be restructured. Nonetheless, the restaurant still strives to produce modern interpretations of traditional regional cuisine.

Howard has a sister named Leraine Tolston. She is also the owner of the fine dining restaurant Queen Street Deli based in Kinston. Leraine currently lives in Deep Run, North Carolina.