Your Pet Chef
Chicago, IL 60656-0243, US
Your Pet Chef creates personalized meals for dogs. Our meal plans are created for the individual dog using 100% human grade ingredients. We package each meal by portion, so the dog owner simply needs to defrost and serve. Our home delivery service eliminates the days of hauling heavy bags of kibble. We vary the ingredients with each delivery so the dog doesn’t get bored eating the same meal every day. Honestly, we get tired making the same meals everyday too! We have written 3 books. The Your Pet Chef Cookbook shares our food recipes, helpful hints, and stories and photos of our customer’s dogs. Our 2 new holiday books, Your Pet Chef Presents the 12 Days of Christmas and 8 Days of Hanukkah contain canine friendly recipes based upon traditional holiday dishes. We host seminars where we teach others how to make their own dog food. We are launching a radio program in January 2015 that will provide listeners with information on proper nutrition, training, and overall care. We have created a media kit and have been fortunate enough to be included in articles published in Success Magazine, American Express.com, Bank of America.com, and many more. We’ve been interviewed on several live radio programs and podcasts. Our first TV segment will air in November 2014. See the Press tab on our website for a full listing.
Products / Services
Personalized dog food, personalized dog treats, cookbooks
We create custom meal plans for all of our customer’s dogs. We offer a consultation service on our website where potential customers can spend 30 minutes with us discussing our meal plans and how our food can help their dog. We are launching a new line of treats in 2015 which are actually made using our food recipes and then dehydrated. They will be the only “raw” treat available on the market. They can also be used as food which makes them unique. Our website allows customers to create their own treats. We also offer 3 cookbooks, customized bandanas (all the cool dogs have them), and seasonal chews.
Chief Business Development
I started Your Pet Chef to share my love of dog food making with others. About 5 years ago, my rough collie Shelby was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. Our vet asked if I would be willing to make a special recipe designed to slow the progression of the disease. I said of course, and the rest is history. I spent my career in sourcing, purchasing, manufacturing, and operations. These skills have given me a great advantage when creating this company. I was able to create a scalable food making process that can go from 1-100 customers with ease. 101-500 customers – we won’t break a sweat! I felt my weaknesses were in sales and marketing as they were historically my rivals. I’ve come to appreciate their skill set and work hard on improving mine.