Kyle Wilkerson may sound familiar to people with an interest in fine foods, emerging chefs, and many restaurants in North Carolina. Wilkerson is a Durham native who graduated from the culinary program at Wake Tech. Restaurant stops in his career include the Washington Duke Inn, Four Square, and Watts Grocery. He was also the chef behind Heirloom, a Poppa Paul Kitchen located in a converted old retail building in downtown Roxboro. All are highly regarded. Until being hired by Burlington Beer Works, he had returned to the Washington Duke Inn.