Growing up in Lowell MA, Abraham Conlon’s culinary beginning was heavily impacted by his Portuguese heritage and a strong Southeast Asian presence in his community. Beginning a professional cooking career at the age of 15, Conlon gained knowledge of classic sensibilities early on. He continued his training at the Culinary Institute of America while also studying fusion techniques under Norman Van Aken. The next stage in Conlon’s career found him running Chez Asian Bistro in the Dominican Republic followed by Augustine’s at Fredericksburg Square in Virginia where he at the time became the youngest chef to be awarded a Four Diamond Award by AAA.
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