Kevin Callaghan

Kevin launched Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro in 1998. Since that time, Acme has been featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, The New York Times, Esquire, and many other national and regional newspapers and magazines. Kevin is one of the nation’s leading advocates of sustainable food and local farms. His work maintains deep connections to the traditional foodways that are at the heart of the farm-driven food of the American South. In 2016, Kevin was named by Lululemon as one of their 29 American artists and “makers,” and, in 2017, he was chosen to be a Lululemon Brand Ambassador. In 2016 and 2017, Kevin was named the executive chef of Wanderlust Festivals in North America. In 2020, he and his team founded Carrboro United, a one-stop shop for nutritious food from local chefs and farmers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Later this year he is opening two new restaurants in the triangle: Plum in Durham and Heyday Brewing in Raleigh. The father of two awesome young women, Kevin lives in Carrboro.

Owner and Chef


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