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Carolyn Johnson grew up in Southern California and attended Wellesley College for degrees in Studio Art and Economics before taking a leap of faith into a whole different industry -- food service. Carolyn cooked her way around renowned Boston kitchens (with a stint at Arrows restaurant in Maine) and held the position of Chef de Cuisine after working the ranks of Jody Adams' Rialto restaurant. Today, as Chef of 80 Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts, Carolyn is inspired to create her menu around local, seasonal ingredients, and is dedicated to forming relationships with those who grow, raise, or catch the restaurant's food. In her spare time, she loves hiking, traveling and home brewing beer!