Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo started out as two dudes from Florida who met in cooking school and discovered that two can be stronger than one in the hospitality world. Each landed his first job with acclaimed chef Michelle Bernstein at The Strand in South Beach, Fla., and in years to follow the friends somehow managed to stay together wherever they worked, eventually landing in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the now-defunct Chadwick’s operated by Ben Ford, now chef-owner of Ford’s ...

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