Born and raised in Mexico City, Abraham graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. He has been cooking for 27 years and credits his inspiration to pursue his profession to his two grandmothers, who he says were amazing cooks. After his formal culinary education, he decided to continue enhancing his skills by working in kitchens in France and Belgium before returning to Mexico. It was in 2005 that he became a first-time restaurant owner when he opened Salum Restaurant on Cole Avenue in Dallas. He is a highly celebrated chef, being featured on Good Morning Texas and was invited to star as the celebrity chef at the Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. He also belongs to many organizations and benefit committees including March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, AIDS resource center and others.