Vivian Howard Biography: Awards, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Wikipedia, Instagram, Children

June 8, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Vivian Howard is a celebrated American chef, television personality, and cookbook author best known for her award-winning cooking show “A Chef’s Life.”

With her warm and engaging on-screen presence, Vivian has won the hearts of food enthusiasts nationwide.


  • Full name: Vivian Howard
  • Date of birth: March 8, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Deep Run, North Carolina, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Chef, Television Personality, Cookbook Author
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Parents: John C. Howard Jr. (father), Scarlett Howard (mother)
  • Siblings: Leraine Tolston (sister)
  • Spouse: Ben Knight
  • Children: Flo and Theo (twin boy and girl)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $1 million

Early Life and Education

Vivian Howard, 46, was born on March 8, 1978, in Deep Run, North Carolina, USA.

She grew up in a family of farmers and was exposed to the rich culinary traditions of the South from a young age.

Vivian’s parents, John and Scarlett Howard, instilled in her a deep appreciation for locally sourced ingredients and the importance of supporting local farmers.

Vivian attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied English and creative writing.

After college, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in writing, but soon discovered her true passion for cooking.

Personal Life

Vivian Howard met her husband, Ben Knight while working at the Voyage restaurant in New York City.

They got married in 2006 and have twin children, Flo and Theo. Vivian and Ben have supported each other’s careers, with Ben often appearing on Vivian’s cooking show.


Vivian Howard began her culinary career in New York City, working at several top-rated restaurants, including Voyage and Momofuku Noodle Bar.

In 2012, she returned to her hometown of Kinston, North Carolina, to open her restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, with her husband Ben.

In 2013, Vivian’s cooking show “A Chef’s Life” premiered on PBS. The show showcased her culinary expertise and passion for Southern cuisine and won several awards, including a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Host.


  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Host (2014)
  • James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast (2014)

Net Worth

Vivian Howard’s net worth is $1 million, earned through her successful cooking show, restaurant, and cookbook sales.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @vivianhoward
  • Twitter: @vivianhoward


  • A Chef’s Life


  • Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South (2016)

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