Abraham Risho – July 6-8, 2021
Having grown up in a family immersed in the food service business, Abraham started as a protégé of local celebrity chef, Ray Risho. He began to learn the business independently as garde manager at Nico’s Catacombs in Fort Collins, Colorado and it was here that he learned that a departure from traditional institutional fare would be his calling.
He moved on to Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Arts Program and Graduated Summa cum Laude with an Associate of Arts degree in Culinary Arts, with emphasis on institutional and classic French culinary principals and techniques.
While in school, Abe fulfilled his extern requirement at the Trump Grille on Fifth Avenue with Trump Corporation in New York City. His immersion into the corporate structure of this popular tourist facility rounded out his education, allowing him to hone his organizational and culinary skills.
Upon graduation from culinary school, Trump Grille executive chef, Steve Mandracchia, offered Abe the position of first cook in his popular destination facility, which served thousands of visitors in three distinct formats. The following year he was promoted to chef d’cuisine.
With a background in cuisines of the global kitchen and the personal mentoring of chef Mandracchia, he developed expert techniques in fusion cooking – a popular trend in Manhattan at he time.
Following stints as Sub-Contractor/ Soux Chef at Palomino Restaurant in Greenwich, CT and opening the highly successful Scarlet Oak Tavern in Massachusetts, Abe returned home to Missoula and helped Peter Lambros open the new Caffe Dolce.
Drawing on his family’s extensive background in international fare and his own stay in Morocco to study language, culture and cuisine, Abe and his brother Sam opened The Silk Road restaurant – Missoula’s newest adventure in global cuisine and old-world hospitality.
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