BOB KINKEAD is a self-taught chef who began his fine dining career working food service jobs throughout New England. In 1985, he began working at Twenty-One Federal in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and later became executive chef and partner. He opened Kinkeadrsquo;s in 1993 to immediate critical success. It was later named one of the Fifty Best American Restaurants by Gourmet magazine. In 1995, Bob won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. He is the president of the Council of Independent Restaurateurs, which he helped found in 1999. He recently opened Colvin Run Tavern in Tysonrsquo;s Corner, Virginia, and Sibling Rivalry in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives in Great Falls, Virginia.