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Friends of the Farm

Our Friend of the Farm

Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook

Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook

We recently sat down with Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook and asked them five questions to learn more about them. See what they had to say!

 
VINNY DOTOLO: 

What ingredient can you not live without?
Water

If you could only cook with one pan/dish what would it be?
Cast-iron skillet.

What is your favorite thing to do when not in the kitchen?

Spend leisurely mornings with the wife and kids.

Favorite memory in the kitchen?
As a kid, watching my grandmother on my mom's side or my dad cooking in the kitchen. And the smell.  

What would you be if you were not a Chef?
Professional surfer.


JON SHOOK:
What ingredient can you not live without?
Salt.

If you could only cook with one pan/dish what would it be?
Sauté pan.

What is your favorite thing to do when not in the kitchen?

Hang with my family.

Favorite memory in the kitchen?
The first time I walked out of the kitchen into the dinning room at animal, and it was full of guests enjoying the food we made.

What would you be if you were not a Chef?
A firefighter. 

Check out their event here at Blackberry Farm - California Spring!