Chef Michael’s Dog Food by Purina Debuts Dinner Parties For Dogs

cm-ckn-dry-foodChef Michael’s® canine creations from Purina will celebrate its national debut by hosting nationwide dinner parties for dogs on August 16. Dog lovers everywhere, who want to serve their dogs thoughtfully-prepared dinners made with real beef or poultry, can apply for the chance to host a Chef Michael’s House Party™ at The deadline to register is Friday, July 24.  One thousand lucky dog owners will be selected to gather their favorite dog-loving friends and their canine companions for a Sunday Supper party celebrating the launch of Chef Michael’s canine creations.
The Chef Michael’s House Parties will inspire thousands of tails to wag nationwide this August. Hosts will receive party packs for the Sunday Supper event that include dog-themed activities, Chef Michael’s meals and, of course, doggie bags for all of the four-legged guests! In addition, dog owners will be invited to bring their signature dishes to share for their own Sunday potluck supper. Some of the criteria for selecting hosts include their love for their dogs and their enthusiasm for the new Chef Michael’s brand.
Presented in varieties such as Smoked Turkey, Herb Chicken and Beef Tenderloin, Chef Michael’s recognizes that mealtime is the perfect opportunity for dog owners to show their dogs how much they love them by serving them meals that are just as special as their four-legged friends enjoying them. Chef Michael’s is dedicated to fulfilling dogs’ desires through offerings that will get their tails wagging and mouths watering!

The Chef Michael’s dry dog food products are available in two varieties: Rotisserie Chicken Flavor and pea & carrot garnishes and Filet Mignon Flavor and potato & green bean garnishes. Available in 1.5lb, 4.5lb and 11.5lb sizes, the dry varieties debut nationwide this summer at grocery, mass merchandise and pet specialty stores. The Chef Michael’s wet varieties featuring re-sealable lids debuted earlier in the year. The line up includes eight 3-oz. varieties in two different forms: pate and meaty chunks in sauce. For more information, visit

47 Responses to Chef Michael’s Dog Food by Purina Debuts Dinner Parties For Dogs

  1. Deborah

    July 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I just saw the commercial for this product and as a dog owner and lover, I had to check out the site. The food looked so good, but I was curious what the ingredients were. Once on the site, I saw that it was manufactured by Purina. Although I would never, ever feed my dog a Purina product (because of ingredients they continue to use), I thought maybe this product was different. But no, it includes the same ingredients. Per the label, they use the following: animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), ground yellow corn, poultry by-product meal, animal digest, and ~~(this one is quesstionable)~~ menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity). I know that often money is an issue for people, but I would cook human food for my dogs before I would give them any dog food with these ingredients. Good quality dog foods are ones like Wellness, Blue Buffalo (the one I currently use), Canidae, Natura, etc. I would NOT even feed my dogs Iams, Eukanuba, or Science Diet, which many believe are good foods. Don’t take my word for it. Research the ingredients and see for yourself. If most people knew what was really in most dog foods, they would be disgusted and never let their dog eat it again. Just hoping I can help at least one dog with this info.

  2. Brian A

    July 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    You forgot the artificial coloring…
    I think the stuff at Costco is a step up from this.

  3. Sherry

    July 31, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Hi, I just wanted to say…I feed my dog Purina Sensitive Stomach and she’s doing well and healthy…vet said she looks wonderful. I have tried Merrick, Canidae, Eagle Pack (a couple others that cost an arm and a leg) but she couldn’t tolerate them…anything from diarrhea, to being severely itchy, and just plain refusal to eat 🙁 I wanted to not feed her “grocery store dog foods” but she didn’t do well at all.

  4. Kath

    August 2, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi, I’m so glad to have read your comments. I bought a small bag for my dogs thinking that I was doing a good thing. No more Chef Michael’s for them! Unfortunately they loved it…

  5. Steven Dest

    August 2, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I just feed my Schnauzer Eukanuba Venizon dog food and I believe along with my vet she is doing great. I leave it in her bowl and she will eat whenever.

  6. Peg B

    August 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Can anyone tell me what the breed of dog is, on the Chef Michael commercial?


  7. Linda

    August 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Have you looked at the Beneful foods? They say there are veggies in there, but the food looks likes it’s plastic. Linda


    August 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm


  9. Bill

    August 29, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Peg B,
    I too am interested in the breed of dog on the commerical-looks to be a terrier of some type.

  10. Melissa

    August 31, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I just bought the Chef Michaels Filet Mignon food last night and my dog loves it. I have heard the first ingredient is the main ingredient of what your dog food is made up of, the first one is Beef. So unless I was wrongly informed then I don’t see why this dog food is so bad. I will be keeping her on it for a few weeks and see what happens.

  11. Debbie

    September 3, 2009 at 8:38 am

    my dogs are so spoiled they will only eat there dry with can food mixed in. I picked up a small bag of chef micheals and they loved it so much with out the can.

  12. Jessica

    September 6, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Do not feed this food to your dogs, ever. This has got to be the worst food I have ever seen and I have looked at a lot of dog foods. never feed your dog a food with soy, Ever! This food has e sources of soy in it which will prevent your dog from eating the beef or chicken that is in the food. Please, do your dog a favor and never buy this food. Do some research of your own to find out.

  13. pet lover

    September 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    If you can buy it at a grocery store its NOT A GOOD FOOD. Its full of corn and by products.. which could be anything from feet, beaks, feathers, rotten meat or anything else not fit for human consumption. Do your research you would be really surprised at what is put in pet foods. PLease people look into a higher quality food for your pets.
    Here is a few…
    solid gold
    taste of the wild
    lifes abundance
    natures varitey
    california natural
    blue buffalo

  14. Greg

    September 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

    This is the best commerical dog food available hands down. My dogs love it and my vet even told me that it is some of the best and most nutritious food out there.

    For those of you on the fence about it, I would highly recommend you speak to your vet first if you have concerns rather than listening to people who can’t find the spell check key on their keyboard.

  15. Wayne

    October 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I think that some people need to stop reading the materials from the vet that wants to sell you their dog food. The proof is in the way your dog looks and feels, just like people. Here is the proof. We have a dog that has a very sensitive stomach and is a picky eater. He would normally just slowly graze on the food and never really eat much of it, and often regergitate it on the floor. We tried all kinds of dog food, everything that the vet sold and more. (Science Diet remember was the one with the Chinese tainted grains and that came from a Vet). Our Pom has had issues with yeast allergies and his eyes were always weeping and irritated, his skin was irritated etc. I was at a dog food store that sold speciality brands (and the regluar chow) and picked up a bag of the Chicken flavor as they were out of our normal expensive California Natural brand that seemed to be what cuased less irritation of his stomach and eyes. First off, he loved this stuff. He has started to acctually eat. In the month since we started him on the food his energy levels are through the roof, his eyes have completedly cleared up, there are not any crusty yeast spots anymore, and he has not been sick once. So as I said, the proff is not the crap your Vet says you need to buy, but in how the dog looks and feels. I can tell you that we see a complete difference in his appreance and energy. Even more he gets excited when we serve him his food and he will actually eat it! That was enough to sell me, all this and a save a few bucks. Dont believe everything your read online or get from a person that is trying to sell you something. Our Vet did that with the dog food and his meds. He actually tried to convince my wife that the meds from Pet Meds were not the same as what he sold, as if Frontline gives him special doses. We changed Vets. Same goes for food. He is healthy and we can see it.

  16. eskiecrazy

    October 25, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I just have to comment on all of the above……I have tried every kind of dog food on the market and spent alot of money for my 1st Eskie to have the best! The problem is I was spending$$$$ on crap that that was made in the sane factories as Ol”Roy…….Now if it’s made in the same factory and same Gluten HMMMMMMM. The problem is I did not know this until it was too late my beloved child with fur suffered a week with over a thousand $$ trying to save her vet thought someone had poisoned (I was like no way same neighbors 4-ever and don’t leave yard) mystery until 2days after burial RECALL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!And believe me I have researched this alot,they knew 9 months before that this crap was really bad!!!
    My point is you can say whatever you want about Purina but they are one of the only dog foods out there that were not on list LOOK IT UP and I’m sick that I thought I was giving my baby the best and it was POISON.

  17. Jean

    December 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

    The small white dog on the can is a West Highland Terrier.

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  19. johnny vargas

    January 6, 2010 at 11:49 am

    please can someone can tell me were can buy chef michaels i live in isabela puerto rico thank ypu very much.

  20. Carol

    February 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I recognize the dog on the can as a Westie, but the question was, “What is the breed of dog on the TV commercial (“Bailey”)? Will someone who knows please answer. Might it be a border terrier?

  21. Lynn

    February 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I want to know what breed of dog is on the commercial

  22. Connie Bellas

    February 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    hi i just want to know what the breed of dog thats on the commercial i had one that looked just like that one but she died and i want to find another just like her thank you Connie

  23. Sharon

    February 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    This is the VERY BEST dog food we have ever used. Like a lot of you, we tried every brand from $ to $$$$, big box stores to pet boutique. My McNab is extremely healthy and active (if you are not familiar with the breed, they are herders with the markings of a Border Collie but with short hair like a Shepherd). Although she did not shed as much as other dogs, my vet told me it was a “normal” amount. Get this: since we started using Chef Michael’s dry food approximately three months ago, she has STOPPED SHEDDING. I groom her every day, and there is no hair in the brush! She does not scratch, and has NO SENSITIVITY ISSUES. An added plus is she loves her food, and I no longer have to coax her to eat.

  24. lori

    February 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I would also like to know the breed of the dog in the Chef Michael’s commercial. I have a dog that looks very much like Bailey in the commercial — my dog is a brussels griffin/miniature schnauzer mix — could Bailey from the commercial be the same? Does anyone know what Bailey is?????

  25. Nicole

    February 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I had a terrible experience with this dog food. I usually buy holistic dog foods. But, Sadie loved this food. We tried it for about a month. We noticed that she started eating her own feces. We couldn’t figure out why she was doing it. She was 3 years old and never did this before. I read up on the behavior and learned that it is a sign of nutrient deficiency. Apparently, lower grade dog foods are less digestable and the few nutrients in the food are not absorbed. We immediately went to our natural pet store and started Fromme dog food. She immediately stopped. I will never buy low grade food again!

  26. Teri

    February 25, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I have a 10# Pom and a 3# Yorkie and can not find a dry dog food they will eat. Some canned they won’t eat either. I have heard that a lot of picky eaters will eat Chef Michael’s. I have tried all the holestic foods and they will eat the treats but not the dry food. Why don’t the dog food companies put the same flavorings in the dry food as is in the treats?? My opinion is if you can’t get them to eat it, what does it matter how healthy it is??? Can anyone give me some suggestions of healthy dry foods that picky eaters will actually eat???? I am thinking of trying Chef Michael’s to see if they will eat that one. I hate that they put all those fillers in the Purina foods but if they eat it I will buy it.

  27. Sharon

    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I do understand that when you have a picky eater and you find something your dogs eat with relish you will buy it. However, what you are feeding them is equivalent to feeding your children a regular diet of MacDonald’s. Yes the kids love it but what is the true nutritional value. Please do your homework. There are so many alternatives to the big brand name dog foods that spend more on advertising and promotion than the ingredients they are putting into their food.

    Do you remember who sponsored all the major sporting events….THE TOBACCO COMPANIES who denied, and kept on denying there was anything wrong with what they were doing.

    Please read the book “The Foods Dogs Die For”.

    I love my dog and have been involved in the dog world professionally for over 25 years and I will never feed my dog(s) Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, or Science Diet. Anything that has Animal By Products, Corn, and other fillers just isn’t what I’m paying for.

    Thank you.

  28. Nancy

    April 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Gees, someone has to know the breed of Bailey on the Chef Michael TV commercial … think anyone from the company ever reads these comments? Or from their ad agency? I’m sure she’s a mix, but what?

  29. ann

    May 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I almost lost my reason for getting up every morning. He had chronic watery stool and vomiting for months. I spent $$$ on treatments and spent 100.00 a month on dog food that I could hardly afford. I also have another dog that will only eat better quality dog food. He would never eat Iams or even canned dog food. When I bought chef michael dog food he ate it like it was filet mignone. I started to slowly introduce it to my dog with the troubled stomach. He now only eats chef michael. Both of my dogs are now happy and healthy. I now can eat a little better not having to buy $$$ dog food thanks to chef michael

  30. ilovedogs

    May 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I have two poodle mixes. One is incredibly picky. He is very healthy, but only eats a fraction of the recommended daily amount. He will not touch his food all day and then breaks down at night and eats a little bit of it. I have tried every imaginable brand out there…

    Orijen, Merrick, Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Evo, Karma, Pinnacle, Nature’s Variety, Mulligan Stew, Solid Gold, Acana, Ziwipeak, Stella & Chewy’s, Sojos, Honest Kitchen… I even tried home cooking and raw. He was just not interested in any of this food.

    I hate to use a Purina product, but I read reviews online that most dogs like this stuff. I just bought a trial size of Chef Michael’s Filet Mignon and of the Rotisserie Chicken. For the first time in my dog’s life, he actually ate and enjoyed his dinner. He scarfed down the Filet Mignon – I couldn’t believe it. I’ll try this food for a month to see how he reacts to it. I just wish a food company could manufacture something healthy and palatable.

  31. Beth

    June 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    My dog did not eat all of the can, it was one of the pates we covered it with alumnium foil and put it back in the fidge. I took it out the next morning and where the dog food was touching the foil it ate a hole in the foil. I asked my vet about this and he said he wouldn’t feed it to his animals! I’m taking the other cans I have left back to the store for a refund. I would not reccommend this food for anyone’s dog!

  32. Amanda

    June 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I took my 11 month old male chihuahua to my grandmother’s house to visit for a while. Her dogs eat Chef Michael’s, my chihuahua does not. While he was there, he got a hold of some of her dog’s food. Within an hour his gums and tongue turned paper white, he became VERY lethargic and was as limp as a rag doll. I rushed him to the emergency vet and they ran several tests on him. After coming home from the vet, he continued to vomit and act strange. The vet couldn’t come up with an answer of what was wrong with him but it was APPARENT that his cause of sickness was related to this food. Will never ever EVER buy this food!!!

  33. Sharon

    July 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm


    Just like a lot of people with comments before me, I would like to know
    what kind of dog Bailey is. Is she a terrier mix? Anxiously awaiting
    your reply. Thanks

  34. babs

    August 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    they say you shouldn’t feed your dog table food either but my 6yr old pomp/poodle mix has thrived on it since she was weaned. until now i had supplemented w/ beneful for her to help herself to when i had meals that weren’t really dog appropriate like raw tomatoes and for several yrs she would eat it but only when really hungry – she actually became excited by the bailey commercials, she also watches golf, so i bought some for her and she loves it. – on the other hand, my neighbor has a pedigreed schnaezer and only feeds it high priced pet store food – her dog is always sick and has the weakest stomach i have ever seen in a dog – so go w/ works w/ your dog – my energizer bunny 6 yr old thrives on table food and chef michael’s –

  35. KJP10

    August 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    The only one who can accurately say what breed Bailey is is Chef Michael. I’m fairly certain it’s a mix of some sort, in which case, even if you do get the same mix of dog it may not look the same. Go find a dog in a shelter that looks similar and leave those who clearly can’t know the answer to your question alone.

    As to dog food ingredients: Even if the first one on the list is a meat, doesn’t indicate a good food. Ingredients are listed in order of weight. Meats are weighed in their natural state, water and all. Since the foods are dry, guess what gets pumped out. The water. Most of the weight of the meat is water, so if they weighed it after it was dehydrated, the ingredient list would look much different. Unless a food has no grains (which dogs aren’t really meant to eat) and several kinds of meat listed at the front of the ingredients list, it’s not really a good food.

    Go to to check out how your food scores.

  36. rgcomega

    September 3, 2010 at 6:21 am

    According to Purina the dog in Chef Michael’s commercial is a terrier mix (I wrote and asked). Called “Bailey” in the commercial, his real name is “Biscuit.”

  37. Merrill

    September 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Hey guys, i used to feed my dog, a mati poo, puppy chow and turkey that was lunch meat and she loved it. She got sick from a parasite from outside,and ever since then my vet said to change her dog food to science diet, and to not feed her turkey lol. well after that she started having the same symptoms again of throwing up and diarrhea. well its been maybe about a month since her last episode, and this week i bought chef michael, bc i was like hey my dog like human food and she wont just eat dog food. so i got it, and she seemed to like it. well last night i feed it to her and has been up all night with her diarrhea. i used to hear purina wasn’t good. but who knows what to believe!
    I just wanted to let anyone know, if your dog is like mine and eats human food along with hard dog food. and if your dog has recently gotten a parasite to stay away from them. btw you can get a parasite from ur dog smelling bird poop, anything can give ur dog a parasite. stay aware!

  38. Ruthie

    October 13, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I just started my 18mon old (very picky) morkie on chef michaels 2 wks ago, & finally he eats his dinner, I still have to mix in cooked hamburger but in the past he would spit the dog food out on the floor, & just eat the hamburger, now he eats the whole bowl.
    He has been on california natural, royal canine, evo, beneful, purina pro plan, so I’m going to stick with chef michaels for now & see how he does for a few weeks.

  39. Cindy

    November 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I have a diabetic Chesapeake Bay Retriever who is a very picky eater. Because she HAS to eat in order to get her insulin – it can be extremely frustrating. I tried Chef Michaels…no more picky eater!! She loves it. I haven’t seen her gobble her food like this since she was a puppy and she is 11. My only complaint is that it doesn’t come in bigger bags!

  40. Traci

    December 19, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Two days ago I started feeding my dogs Beneful and Chef Michaels mixed together. Last night I was at the vet ER with one and it cost me $600 and tonight the other one is the same – it made them VERY SICK. I am switching to Blue Buffalo for SURE. I feel so guilty about this. I am praying they will fully recover. DO NOT BUY THIS FOR YOUR DOG!

  41. To cap

    January 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Umm… i dont get it i see nothing but good reviews on this site but every where else gives it less then 3 of 10 or 1 of 5 stars. so which is it its great or not, are people just writing reviews for nothing not knowing anything? my vet told me to switch them off of it. that it has very little nutritional value. IF YOUR GOING TO WRITE A REVIEW PLEASE RESEARCH BEFORE YOU WRITE. and like i said ive been to a number of sites tonight researching why my dogs are semi sick, they have very weak stomaches for this if that what it does to little dogs over short time think of what its doing to larger better stomached dogs over time. CHECK THIS PRODUCT

  42. Karen

    March 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    My Bassett Hound has been devouring this food since it first was introduced. She’s a healthy 13 years old this year, and she just loves the Chef Michael’s Dry food, Chicken or Beef. I originally purchased it because we had an ant problem, and I thought the less moisture content would discourage ants from going after her food. Worked great! (The bag also weighs so much less than food bags of the same quantity, so I can lift it easier).
    You know, some people can get so caught up in doing what’s “best” for thier four-legged babies, that they forget that they are decended from wolves. I even have to keep my baby from chasing down and eating birds, squirrels, and rabbits. I think that’s gross, but, hey, she’s a dog!

  43. Kris

    July 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I tried feeding Chef Michaels wet food to m dog and she ate it all up. She didnt hae vigorous play and or exercise after but VOMITED like 5 times. She threw up A LOT like every single chunck or piece or whatever came back up. She also hid from me when I tried to look for her. I don’t recommend buying this for small dogs or dogs with sensitive stomachs, dry or wet food.

  44. mnm

    August 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    my dog she looks exacly the same as baely , im not kidding you can’t tell the difference, anyway i have been trying to find out what kind of mix she is ever since i adopted her from a friend … then i saw the comercial and thought that finaly i was going to find out … but apperantly not 🙁
    but it doesn’t really matter right now cause she is the sweetest dog i’ve had.
    thanks for the recomendations abou this product


    October 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

    One of my dogs has a real hard time keeping weight on due to a sensitive stomach.. I have tried a number of different dog foods and so far this is the only one that does not make him sick…He is putting on weight and I have yet to see him throw up…
    He loves it!! My only problem is now the stores in my area are no longer stocking it… Really upsets me!! I finally found something that works for him and this happens…

  46. Becky

    July 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Here I thought I was giving my sweet baby a nice change of food …turned out to be the worst mistake I ever made because this food killed him. He was dead within a week of when he started eating it. Upon closer examination of the food after his death I discovered it had little tiny worms in it. My best friend, my sidekick, my sweet baby of 8 years gone just like that. Maybe if Purina started worrying more about the quality and safety of their food instead of being money hungry bastards my Georgie would still be here with me today.

  47. Joyce

    April 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I can not find this food anywhere. A lot of stores are no longer selling this. Please advise business that carry this. My mother’s dog will not eat anything else. I live in Hurst, Texas……..Thank You!