The culinary experience is a delectable one. As humans with complex palates and diet, we enjoy a vast variety of tastes and textures. But why limit the savouring to us? We believe that fine dining should get enjoyed by all, even our pets. For all you pet lovers out there — step into the world beyond the kibble bag. We have gathered great pet friendly recipes, treats and tasty tips for excitable licking lips. You’ll have fun learning and cooking while your buddy will adore you even more. Cue the happy tappies all around.
As a culinary school centred around the theory, creation, presentation and enjoyment of fine foods — we also take time to have fun with our ideas. Our archive of culinary tips and articles explore a number of fun dish ideas, from holiday favourites to helpful student study snacks. To make our list complete, we present these pet friendly snack ideas for tail-wagging canine cuisine.
We know that a weekend out just isn’t the same if your furry friend isn’t there to share in the fun. That’s why our Classroom Cafe and craft brewery have specially concocted a canine menu. View our menu online to see our fun bar(k) snacks. This includes tasty treats like doggie beer and chicken strips (which is savoury chicken stock cooked chicken strips) or whole wheat doggie crackers — our secret low sodium dog biscuit recipe. Your dining experience with us will only be better seeing your buddy enjoying their doggone good dish.
The joy of a good food experience is also making it at home — so we have set aside some important reminders and recipes to try at home.
When cooking for your canine friend, be sure to keep their meal and nutritional needs in mind.
Homemade meals for dog require:
With these basics laid out, you can then prepare the meals and then serve the correct proportions according to your dog’s size. Use this guide:
Dog’s weight | Cups required
5 kg — 1 cup
11 kgs — 2 cups
22 kgs — 4 cups
45 kgs — 8 cups
Lastly, consult your veterinarian in the case of your dog having dietary needs. They may suggest certain dishes to meet the correct weight, dental needs or any unique concerns.
We love the inspired doggie dishes created by food blogger Chungah Rhee of Damn Delicious and the recipes sourced by Greatist. Try some of these amazing ideas for a fun way to treat your furry friends at home.
Calling all pup owners dealing with ‘pupset’ pet tummies. If your dogs are sufferers of sensitive tummies, tooty booty or victims of vomiting, this is a winning recipe for you. This dish comes from the Wheresthefrechie blog, where the owner had not one, but two french bulldogs struggling with a combination of allergies. The chosen ingredients all aid in promoting health — olive oil brings in healthy fats; the coconut flakes also add healthy fats, as well as helping with indigestion and is great for their skin and coat; calcium promotes bone growth and health; and lastly, the pumpkin is a high source of digestible fibre. A fabulous feast indeed.
No prep time? No problem. This recipe uses only four ingredients to create a tasty treat in 15 minutes. These peanut butter treats, if refrigerated in an airtight container, will keep well for up to a week.
Is your furry friend’s breath smelling a little foul? It’s okay, just slip a little breath mint and no need to tell them. This treat is a crowd-pleaser for happier households and pups all around. As a special note, the baking time for these treats will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.
From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy creating fun pet friendly treats and dishes for your four-legged friend for many meals to come. For more ideas on speciality dishes, explore our chef school blog or contact us to make a booking to sample our menu in the beautiful Valley of 1000 Hills.