Belk Distinguished Lecture featuring Vivian Howard

135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC 28607

(828) 262-4046

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  • Dates: July 14, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Grandview Ballroom
  • Address: 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC 28607
  • Phone: (828) 262-4046
  • Price: Free, registration required.

Vivian Howard is an award-winning cookbook author, TV personality, chef, and restaurateur. Her first cookbook, Deep Run Roots, is a New York Times bestseller and was named “Cookbook of the Year” by the IACP. She created and stars in public television shows Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, for which she has won Peabody, Emmy and James Beard awards. Vivian runs the restaurants Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC; Benny’s Big Time in Wilmington, NC; and Handy & Hot and Lenoir, both in Charleston, SC. In October 2020, Vivian released her second cookbook, This Will Make it Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking. This year, Vivian launched Viv’s Fridge — a network of attendant-less, smart refrigerators stocked with next-level prepared meals from her kitchen at Chef and the Farmer.

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