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Belk Distinguished Lecture Event Featuring Vivian Howard

Belk Distinguished Lecture Event Featuring Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard is an award-winning cookbook author, TV personality, chef and restauranter.  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 and 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 - network of attendant-less smart refrigerators stocked with next-level prepared meals from her kitchen at Chef and the Farmer. 


  • Location (updated on May 30):
    Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
    559 West King St. Boone, NC 28607
  • Date: Friday, July 14
  • Time: 2pm
  • Registration required: Pre-register for the free lecture here.

Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.


A Delicious Experience with Vivian Howard

  • Location: North End Zone at Kidd Brewer Stadium
    135 Jack Branch Drive; Boone, NC 28608
  • Date: Friday, July 14 
  • Time: 11:30am (doors open at 11am)
  • Registration required

The University Libraries invite you to a VIP lunch experience with award-winning chef and television personality, Vivian Howard. Join us for a delicious experience, inspired by her latest cookbook. The ticket includes the farm-fresh meal, Vivian will attend the meal, and a copy of her latest book, This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking. Guests who attend the luncheon will also receive priority seating as she inspires the audience in the 2023 Belk Distinguished Lecture series immediately following the meal. We’ve already received an incredible response prior to launching ticket sales, so please do not wait if you want to participate in this special event. Proceeds go to support University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship fund.

To register, please click this Registration Link and fill out the form. 

Friday, July 14, 2023
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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