Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group Appoints Lincoln Fuge As Executive Chef at 701 Restaurant


Washington, D.C. (January 8, 2018) – Award-winning restaurateur Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce Lincoln Fuge as the new executive chef of his landmark 701 Restaurant at 701 Pennsylvania, Avenue NW.  A certified sommelier, Chef Fuge brings over 10 years of culinary experience to the kitchen at 701, with a strong background in numerous, upscale restaurants on the both coasts. Prior to his appointment with Knightsbridge Restaurant Group, Fuge served as corporate executive chef for Zao Brands USA’s Wokcano Restaurant Group in California.


Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, Lincoln Fuge found his passion for hospitality and the culinary arts at an early age.  Finding inspiration from his mother, who owned her own catering business, he got his first summer job at the age of 15 in a restaurant and knew it was his passion. After graduating from Boston University with cum laude honors, Fuge went on to earn his Certificate of Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone Campus. Upon completion of his studies in 2004, he accepted a position as sous chef at Figs Restaurant in Wellesley, MA.


In 2006, Fuge relocated to Biloxi, Mississippi to serve as executive chef at celebrity restauranteur Todd English’s Olives Restaurant at the MGM Beau Rivage Casino and Resort.  Next, he was promoted to executive sous-chef in 2008, and after six months moved up to the role of executive chef at Todd English’s high volumn Beso Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. Then in 2011, Fuge was appointed chef de cuisine at Bottega Louie in Los Angeles. Next came the opportunity in 2013, to serve as divisional chef at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Here he worked closely with M Street Kitchen and Stella Barra in Santa Monica, CA, exceling in his position for over three years, before joining Zao Brands USA’s Wokcano Restaurant Group in April 2017.


Located in Washington, D.C.’s hip Penn Quarter, 701 Restaurant is conveniently located close to the White House, Capitol Hill and the downtown DC theatres at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.  For more information, please call (202) 393-0701 or visit the website at

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