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Kevin Callaghan

After graduating from the University of North Carolina — to the delight of his loving family – Kevin parlayed his academic achievements into washing dishes. Professionally. In 1998, after ten years of working in every possible position in the restaurant industry, Kevin launched Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro. Since that time, Acme has been featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, The New York Times, Esquire, and many other regional newspapers and magazines. The restaurant has been one of the South’s leading advocates of sustainable food and local farms since its inception. The restaurant serves dinner seven nights a week and brunch on Sunday. In 2016, Kevin’s book on the food of the South and his life in restaurants will be published. Most recently, Kevin has been named by Lululemon as one of their 29 American artists and taste ‘makers’ for 2016 and is the Executive Chef of the Wanderlust Festivals. The father of two awesome young women, Kevin lives in Carrboro.