How a Chef Started a Dog Treat Business During Quarantine

Chef scot hill in a blue chef coat in front of a banana tree with is dog and friend Lily Lou. Lily is a standard poodle with loose curls.


Sometime in the middle of the mayhem that has been the year 2020, something awesome actually happened. A 10-week old puppy named Lily Lou, a standard poodle with some small mix of hunting dog and terrier, adopted one Chef Scot Hill, who’d suddenly found himself with a lot of extra time on his hands. His restaurant had just closed its doors due to CoVid-19: For a chef, the lack of his loyal clientele, his kitchen staff, and his creative outlet, made him absolutely stir crazy. He lived for dreaming up nourishing, healthful and flavorful dishes for his foodies!

Enter Lily Lou, the poodle pup, a.k.a. Chef’s muse! If Chef couldn’t create cuisine for his café and catering guests,  he’d produce holistic, tasty treats for his pupper…and the dogs of the world!

Chef, throughout his adult life, had always hand-made his dogs’ food and treats. With an education in people and pup nutrition, along with his expertise in flavor profiles and culinary techniques, knowing exactly what his dogs ate, with the best ingredients around, by his own hand, gave Chef a tremendous sense of comfort. Giving his dogs, now his new little Lily Lou, true love through food was a wonderful way to repay their unconditional devotion. And with all of the scary unknown delivered by the corona pandemic, why not give this sense of comfort to all of his pet-owning family, friends, and community! Heck, why not the entire country; how ‘bout the world! All folks’ fido’s deserve the boost in vitality, energy, health (and fabulous flavor) that Chef’s Lily Lou was devouring!

So, a dog treat business was born: Woof Creek Nutritious Nature.

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