How it all started
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 of Riverview, Florida, who’d suddenly found himself with a lot of extra time on his hands. His restaurant in downtown Tampa 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.
In the Kitchen
A great match from the start, Chef and Lily spent many hours together in the kitchen creating recipes and making treats: When the treats went into the oven, puppy training (and taste testing Chef’s prior batch) would begin, followed by a perfectly exhausting game of tug. Completely tuckered, Lily Lou would happily collapse onto her kitchen mat; her puppy dog eyes saying it all: “I’m in your hands, Dad. Thanks for taking such good care of me.”
The Treats & Toppers
Chef Scot’s mission is to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of Lily Lou and her fellow puppy-peers, the world over. His holistically focused dog treats and meal toppers use whole animal proteins blended with fruits, vegetables and superfoods. Chef found that the more aromatic (stinky! which is vital, as a dog’s sense of smell actually trumps their sense of taste!) and intensely flavorful treats and toppers he’d craft (animal muscles and organs are the smelliest and most healthful), the more irresistible Lily Lou found the treats and toppers to be.
The nutrient dense toppers Chef added to Lily's meals helped her healthy development on every level, and the more Lily craved the nourishing training treats, the easier it was to get her attention, lending to much more successful training sessions (another important part of a pup’s life, knowing the house rules and feeling safe, sound, and connected to their pack leader-person!)
Chef and Lily believe that every dog should have the opportunity to enjoy tasty and health-promoting rewards and every dog-parent should have available to them ultra-quality dog toppers and treats crafted with love. Woof Creek selects only the best, responsibly harvested and sustainable ingredients from sources here in the USA.
Our treats are made in small batches, with you and your bff’s safety as top priority. And our toppers are hand-mixed and packaged by Chef in his Riverview, Florida kitchen. In fact, Chef and Lily are probably in the kitchen as you read this, creating new treats, meal toppers, and other secret formulas that Woof Creek is eager to share with you and the world… so here’s to you and your puppers! Woof!
Our Simple Mission
Our mission is to support a long loving relationship between you and your dog by developing natural dog treats, chews, & toppers, and by being a trusted voice within the fur baby community.