When I visited the Purina headquarters in November, I had the chance to have lunch with other bloggers and enjoy a meal prepared by Purina Executive Chef Amanda Hassner. We discussed cat food with her during our visit but she’s also very involved with dog food…and trends in doggie dining.
Since we live in the Austin area, a huge human dining trend here is the popularity of food trucks. This video interview with says Chef Hassner and animal enthusiast Lloyd Wideman from Chef Michael’s covers the hottest trends in doggie dining (including food trucks!) An online survey by Chef Michael’s shows that nearly 59 percent of dog owners have patronized food trucks for themselves. In addition, 48 percent would likely take their dog to lunch or dinner at a food truck that provided food for dogs if there was one in their neighborhood.