About us

If anyone's ever asked you what's for dinner, you've come to the right place.

When chef Katie Kannen was commuting home late one night from her job as a private chef, she thought, I barely have time to make a meal for my own family. I’m the cobbler and my children have no shoes! If I love to cook and can’t always put a good meal on the table, what about other busy people? And so the Spicy Radish was born.

Back in 2012, the Radish started by offering a menu of prepared dinners to friends along with a request to "tell your friends". Well, those friends told their friends, who told their friends, and so on to the present day.

Spicy has grown with the hard work and talent of some tremendous people over the years. Here is who currently whips up all the deliciousness:

  • Katie Kannen

    Katie started the Radish with Chris when they moved to Denver from NYC in 2012, and now oversees the whole shebang. She trained at the French Culinary Institute and worked in restaurants, catering and as a private chef throughout the city and beyond. (Read a recent feature on Katie in Colorado Expression magazine!)

  • Chris Kannen

    Chris combined his prior office and catering experience to help get the Radish rolling. He's now responsible for helping customers, taking pictures of food and keeping this website up to date. Chris is also an artist. (See his artwork here!)

  • Alyssa W.

    Our office manager Alyssa is a jack-of-all-trades, both inside and outside of Spicy: she'll help you with your order, plan your delivery, and post your new favorite reel on IG; she collects and cares for rare plants; she volunteers at local animal shelters, and she's the president of the MSU Film and Literature Club. Check out her rare plants!

  • Tatiana

    A little bit about Tatiana... is coming soon :)

  • Jesse

    A little bit about our sous chef Jesse... is coming soon :)

  • Sean Kelly

    Sean is a local legend. I'm not sure we can say it better than 5280, which featured his culinary rise in a lengthy piece back in 2010. We're tremendously lucky to have him at the Radish. And so are you, dear customer, because he cooks a ton of your food.

  • Chris P.

    Chris P. washes dishes. Lots of them. He's been doing this for many, many years, making him our longest-running employee. When Chris eventually retires, we'll retire his apron and hang it from the rafters.

  • Our A+ prep team

    A little bit about our A+ prep team... is coming soon :)