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Jeffrey P. Fournier is the chef/owner of 51 Lincoln in Newton, MA. His first job was as a line cook at the Rockenwagner in Santa Monica, where Chef Hans Rockenwagner himself taught Fournier Austrian-Californian cuisine. Just two years later in 1993, he earned the position as sous chef at Café Montana, also in Santa Monica. Three years later, Fournier moved back to his hometown and found himself at the Pignoli under Chef Daniel Baliani. Once Fournier learned all of Baliani's secrets, he left Pignoli and joined the team at the Linwood Grill. A few years later Chef Lydia Shire wooed Fournier into the position of Sous Chef in the famous 125 year-old Locke-Ober kitchen. Fournier then moved to Chef Shire's well-regarded Excelsior. In late 2006 when an opportunity presented itself for a new space where he could blend his creativity for art and food, Fournier could not resist. As such, 51 Lincoln was born.