The News & Observer – in its 20th year of naming Tar Heels of the Year – is honoring Kinston chef Vivian Howard, left, and Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen in 2017 for their roles in reinventing North Carolina’s food and dining culture and shining a national spotlight on the state.
The News & Observer – in its 20th year of naming Tar Heels of the Year – is honoring Kinston chef Vivian Howard, left, and Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen in 2017 for their roles in reinventing North Carolina’s food and dining culture and shining a national spotlight on the state. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
The News & Observer – in its 20th year of naming Tar Heels of the Year – is honoring Kinston chef Vivian Howard, left, and Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen in 2017 for their roles in reinventing North Carolina’s food and dining culture and shining a national spotlight on the state. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

These NC chefs have made their marks at home and on the national food scene. They’re the Tar Heels of the Year.

November 22, 2017 03:47 PM

UPDATED December 06, 2017 01:54 PM

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