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All-Clad Adds Animal Chefs to Program

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have become All-Clad Chef Ambassadors, joining Thomas Keller, Hugh Acheson and other chefs
Posted on September 15, 2015 by Andrea Lillo

All-CladJon Shook, left, and Vinny Dotolo
WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from the Los Angeles-based restaurant animal have been named to All-Clad Metalcrafters’ Chef Ambassador Program, joining such chefs as Thomas Keller, Hugh Acheson, David Chang and Paul Kahan. The cookware company’s program looks to inspire consumers to try new cooking techniques and expand their cooking repertoire.

“All-Clad Chef Ambassadors inspire us to dive into the adventure of cooking, dare us to try a new recipe, explore new techniques and teach us how to make great food,” said Michele Lupton, marketing communications director of All-Clad. “As Chef Ambassadors, they embolden us to continue our work, bringing new and better products to the exciting and constantly changing culinary world.”

Shook and Dotolo met in culinary school and opened animal in 2008, which earned them such awards as Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs and three James Beard nominations. The restaurant was also named one of the Most Important Restaurants in America by Bon Appétit. Since animal’s opening, the duo have opened Son of a Gun, Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Jon & Vinny’s on the West Coast.

“Reaching for an All-Clad is the first thing we do when cooking. Their products set the foundation for our food and execution,” said Dotolo and Shook.