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Kevin Callaghan

Owner/Chef of ACME

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Charlotte native Kevin Callaghan moved to Chapel Hill in 1985 to attend UNC on a Morehead Scholarship. To the delight of his loving family, he 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. Acme has been featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, The New York Times and many other regional newspapers and magazines. The restaurant has been one of the South's leading advocates of sustainable and local farms since its inception. In July of this year, Kevin married Ashley Atkins on one of those fine Orange County farms. Between them, the couple has five kids, two cats, and a dog. In his free time, Kevin enjoys sleeping. He lives in Carrboro.