Wood Ducks to host 'A Chef's Life' series finale viewing party

Wood Ducks to host 'A Chef's Life' series finale viewing party

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Want to watch the series finale of "A Chef's Life" with Vivian Howard? You'll have an opportunity to do it on Sunday, Oct. 21.

The Down East Wood Ducks announced Wednesday the organization will host a viewing party for the series finale of the popular PBS show at Historic Grainger Stadium on Oct. 21. The show’s host, Chef Vivian Howard, recently announced the show would not be back for a sixth season. However, she has a new PBS project in the works that should begin airing in 2019.

Gates for the finale viewing party will open at 5 p.m. The event will feature a panel discussion with Howard and the crew of “A Chef’s Life” along with a screening of the hour-long series finale, “A Chef’s Life Harvest Special." Fans will be able to purchase food from a number of North Carolina-based food trucks including the Chef & the Farmer’s food truck.

Weather permitting, fans will also be able to bring their blankets and watch the finale in the outfield.

Tickets are $10 and are available beginning at noon on Friday. They can be purchased through the Wood Ducks official website at woodducksbaseball.com.

Additionally, fans attending the final four Wood Ducks games of the regular season -- this Friday through Monday -- will be able to purchase tickets at the customer service area inside of Grainger Stadium. Tickets are also available in the Wood Ducks' team office at Grainger Stadium; it's open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“A Chef’s Life” follows Howard as she spotlights regional ingredients and local personalities. The highly acclaimed PBS documentary series premiered nationally on Sept. 7, 2013. Along the way, the show has received two Daytime Emmys, a James Beard Foundation Award and a Peabody Award. 

In 2017, Howard was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast Award. She is the author of “Deep Run Roots," her first cookbook which won multiple awards and was named a New York Times bestseller.   

“A Chef’s Life” recently completed its fifth season and has aired 61 total episodes. The one-hour series finale is scheduled to broadcast nationally on PBS on Monday, Oct. 22. Check your local PBS listing for air dates and times in your area.

Schedule for Viewing Party

5 p.m.: Gates 0pen, along with food trucks and the Mother Earth Pavilion bar

6:30-7 p.m.: Panel discussion with Vivian Howard and crew of “A Chef’s Life”

8-9 p.m.: Screening of “A Chef’s Life Harvest Special”

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