Vivian Howard originally made a name for herself in the Manhattan restaurant world by starting as an onion peeler and working her way up to chef.
The daughter of tobacco and hog farmers, Howard could not wait to escape eastern North Carolina. She moved to New York City and marveled at the modernist world of fine cuisine of the Big Apple.
Eventually, Vivian and her husband, Ben Knight, started their own gourmet food delivery service out of their Harlem loft. They turned their restaurant aspirations into reality with the help of Vivian’s parents, who offered assistance only if they moved back to home to eastern North Carolina.
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