Episode 16

Vivian Chan: Food Network Culinary Producer

Meet Vivian Chan, a culinary producer at Food Network, as well as host of Viv’s Tips and the Simmer Down with Viv podcast. In this episode, Vivian and Kelly chat about:

  • What inspired Vivian to pursue a career in food media after working in restaurants
  • Vivian’s experience working under famed chef Anita Lo, and how she navigated the often male-dominated restaurant scene
  • A day in the life of a Food Network culinary producer
  • Vivian’s hopes (and fears!) of becoming a new mom in just a few short weeks

Vivian Chan

Show Guest

Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan is a native Brooklynite who has a passion to feed, teach and engage people with food. She is a staff Culinary Producer for Food Network, Discovery. She creates content for many digital platforms for Discovery brands and is the face of Food Network Kitchen. She serves as a judge for various cooking competition shows and is also the host of Viv’s Tips and her very own podcast, Simmer Down with Viv. Currently, she resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Jason and their two small dogs, Peanut and Coco Bean. Vivian lives by the motto, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”

Resources From This Episode

Simmer Down With Viv

Simmer Down with Viv

Vivian Chan Smoothie

Viv’s Smoothie Recipe

viv's tips

Viv’s Tips


Viv's Pickle Brine Chicken

Pickle Brine Chicken


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