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CANCELLED The Synergy Series: Dialogue with Chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Reservations for the first Dialogue event begin Sunday, March 1, at 10 a.m. through

Spoon and Stable’s The Synergy Series welcomes guest chefs to share the essence of their own restaurants here in Minneapolis. Each Synergy Chef will take the stage at ASI for an intimate conversation that highlights lesser known parts of their personal and professional stories, followed by audience Q&A. This new experience will add a valuable opportunity for members of our restaurant community and fans of each Chef to get to know our visitors in a relaxed setting. This Dialogue portion of The Synergy Series is free but space is limited. Reservations for the first Dialogue event begin March 1 at 10 a.m. Visit for more information.

Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

James Beard award winning chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the owners of Joint Venture Restaurant Group, which includes animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny’s Fairfax, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood, helen’s, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Petit Trois le Valley, Kismet, and Kismet Rotisserie. The duo has been credited with innovating and changing the dining scene in Los Angeles through their roster of critically-acclaimed restaurants. Their partnership began over a decade ago when they met in culinary school at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. While at school, they worked for Michelle Bernstein at The Strand and Mark’s Place by Mark Militell. After graduation, they traveled west and worked at The Wildflower in Vail, CO. In 2002, they landed in Los Angeles and worked at Chadwick for Benjamin Ford and Govind Armstrong, which would inspire them to launch their initial catering company, Carmelized Productions.

Shook and Dotolo have received many nominations and awards including Food & Wine’s 2009 Best New Chef, StarChefs’ 2008 Rising Star Chef, and nine James Beard nominations including 2009’s “Best New Restaurant” for animal, 2011’s “Best Chef Pacific”, 2015’s “Best New Restaurant” for Petit Trois, “Outstanding Restaurant Design” for Jon & Vinny’s in 2016 and for Kismet in 2017, and “Best Chef West” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. The duo took home their first jointly won James Beard Award in 2016 for “Best Chef West”.

The Synergy Series: Dialogues

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