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Star Chefs Step Up for Shelter Pets for National Cook for Your Pet Day

Dog owning and loving culinary talent share special pup-friendly recipes as part of Brutus Broth’s latest give back campaign.




WHO: Star chefs across the United States are sharing their best pup-friendly recipes as part of Brutus Broth’s National Cook for Your Pet Day giveback campaign, including:

  • Jason Santos, the Boston-based Chef/Owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon, Citrus & Salt, and newly opened B & B Fish. Santos competed on Season 7 of Fox’s hit television show Hell’s Kitchen, finishing with a runner-up finish and the attention of one of the industry’s top critics, Chef Gordon Ramsay. In addition to his initial time on Hell’s Kitchen, Santos is a recurring guest on the Today Show, the CBS Early Show, The Talk, and subsequent seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, while also appearing regularly on the popular Paramount TV hit show Bar Rescue, where he rehabilitates failing restaurants and bars as a restaurant consultant alongside John Taffer. Santos will soon be returning to Hell’s Kitchen as a Sous Chef helping contestants improve throughout the season.
  • Roy Yamaguchi, the Hawaii-based Chef and Founder of Roy’s Hawaii, Goen Dining+Bar, Eating House 1849, Humble Market Kitchin, and more. Yamaguchi is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair for the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. His wife, Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi, is the DEO of the Festival. In addition to owning and running dozens of restaurants across the United States, Japan, and Guam, Yamaguchi has hosted six seasons of the PBS-TV show Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi, and was a featured chef on the Food Network program My Country, My Kitchen. Yamaguchi’s beloved pup Mika is also the star of his wife’s cookbook “Keiki in the Kitchen with Mika the Sous Chef,” a cookbook that promotes healthy eating habits and buying local and features a few dog-friendly meals created by Yamaguchi himself. You can learn more at
  • Maureen Cavalieri, the NYC-based Owner of Vibrant Dish, graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in 2009 before going on to intern at Il Buco in Soho New York learning the secrets of Mediterranean cooking – soon after, she created her own company, Vibrant Dish, taking on private clients, and teaching cooking classes both nationally and internationally. She has worked exclusively with several celebrity personalities and has been honored to guest chef at many international restaurants. She has also used her talents catering special events and has worked with some of the largest art houses in New York City. Additionally, she has utilized her knowledge and expertise of cooking healthy, nutritious food for charities and families of first responders. Maureen has always loved and worked with animals, including her own 15 year old dachshund and newly corroborated with pastry chef Elena to create healthy dog sweets and treats. She knows that healthy food can be both delicious and nutritious and is now bringing her experience and knowledge to work with Brutus Bone Broth in her recipes. Elena Tsiaklis is a classically trained pastry chef with a concentration in cake decorating and French Pastry. During her studies abroad she has apprenticed under Master Chef Pascal Jalhay and was a stagiaire at the Michelin star Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam.

More chefs will be added in the coming weeks.

WHAT/WHEN: To celebrate National Cook for Your Pet Day on November 1st, Brutus Bone Broth for dogs is treating deserving shelters throughout the country to something sweet. For any purchase over $50 made on November 1st on the Brutus Bone Broth website, the customer can nominate their local animal shelter to receive a free case of Brutus Biscuits, while supplies last.

HOW: For more information and to view the collection of doggy delicious recipes from the lineup of star chefs across the country, pet owners can visit New recipes will be added throughout the weeks leading up to National Cook for Your Pet Day on November 1st.

Brutus Bone Broth products are available at Target, Petco, Amazon, and more local retailers nationwide.




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