After graduating from Cal in 1999, Lisa Goddard settled in Los Angeles where she began her career as a film studio marketing exec, while she simultaneously cultivated her keen interest in all things food-related by honing her cooking skills entertaining friends and family, relishing any chance to dine out on an expense account, and documenting her favorite spots and taking photos of restaurant dishes before the popularity of social media. She also adopted a 10-week-old puppy who changed her life and lived an amazing 15+ years. His name was Stitch, and Lisa cooked for him on-and-off throughout his life to ease his inflamed bowel disease and to treat him on special occasions until he crossed the rainbow bridge in March 2022 due to a brain tumor. Lisa and her husband have just recently adopted an adult Boston Terrier through a rescue group that pulls animals from Asia. They named him Rango, and he is settling in quite nicely!
On May 2nd, 2023, Lisa’s debut cookbook “Delicious Dishes for You and Your Dog” was released by Clash Media. The book began as a labor of love during lockdown, a project to give more purpose to all the extra hours Lisa spent at home with Stitch, and she is happy and grateful to now see this cookbook out in the world, available through all major retailers. She crafted every recipe so that they would be safe for dogs to consume while also being delicious for humans. These dishes are meant to be shared with truly the entire family, including our loyal pups. The recipes span all cooking levels and diets, from healthy to indulgent, including tasty gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. As a bonus, the concept happens to be very low-waste, because even if a cook makes a mistake, the food won’t have to go to waste if there is a dog around!