A Chef's Life Season 4
S04 E01Sep 10, 2016
Onions and Avetts Sep 10, 2016 Spring onions kick off the season in high gear as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare a benefit dinner at a training ground for beginning farmers. Even though The Avett Brothers make an appearance, the underdog onion steals the show, playing both star and support.
S04 E02Sep 17, 2016
My Watermelon Baby Sep 17, 2016 The heat is high and watermelons are ripe for the picking. After being away from the restaurant all summer, Vivian returns to a staff of unfamiliar faces and works to build camaraderie with the newbies while accepting inevitable changes. As her cookbook capers continue, Vivian employs an avid home cook to put recipes from her forthcoming book to the test.
S04 E03Sep 24, 2016
Peas, Please Sep 24, 2016 As a visit from her editor accelerates book preparations, Vivian reckons with handing over the restaurant reins to John and Justise. A tutorial in "beatin' peas" delivered by a 92 year-old expert is an entertaining and therapeutic history lesson.
S04 E04Oct 1, 2016
Stand by Your Cabbage Oct 1, 2016 Vivian preps for a first-time trip to Feast Portland. Sam Jones and Miss Lillie share old-school cabbage recipes that influence the dish she prepares for festival goers. While on the road, she trusts John and Justise to hold down the fort back home.
S04 E05Oct 4, 2016
Cabbage's Last Stand Oct 4, 2016 Vivian can't resist the opportunity to romp around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland. The crisp Oregon air and thousands of patient festival patrons make hiccups with her cooking equipment easier to overcome.
S04 E06Oct 12, 2016
Rabbit Oct 12, 2016 Vivian's rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with a rowdy rabble of protesters. As a cherished staff member prepares to leave the restaurant, Vivian mourns his loss while anticipating the additional strain.
S04 E07Oct 19, 2016
More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish Oct 19, 2016 An up-close-and-personal experience with farm-raised catfish offers Vivian an enlightened perspective on the industry. When a staff member's last day at the restaurant arrives, heavy emotions and fond memories create a bonding moment for the crew.
S04 E08Oct 26, 2016
All Sunchoked Up Oct 26, 2016 Flo and Theo's pre-school class visits the restaurant for a meal where table manners are the focus, but exceptionally slow service makes everyone antsy. When Vivian's sunchoke recipe doesn't make the grade, she enlists guidance from an old friend.
S04 E09Nov 2, 2016
Heavenly Hocks Nov 2, 2016 A view behind the scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham. At a New York dinner party in her honor, Vivian serves up a gift of seasoning meats - the pig tails, ham hocks and fatback that give Carolina cuisine its quintessential kick.
S04 E10Nov 9, 2016
Mayo - the Mother Sauce Nov 9, 2016 A surprise brand takes top prize in Vivian's mayo blind taste test. After a new chef takes the reins, her diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clearer. Vivian's long-held vacation plans are stifled by a series of strange events.