our team

featured chefs this month

We regularly recruit and feature new chefs in order to broaden our culinary community and offer new cuisines and experiences for our guests. Our featured chefs and our team are listed below. If there is a chef or cuisine you would like to see, please contact us at kwazny@cornerandknife.com.

chef charles macdonald

Chef Charles MacDonald is a Colorado Native. He graduated with honors from Keystone Culinary Institute in 2007. Charles’ career has been focused around French and “French-inspired” restaurants including, Cyrus, Z Cuisine, and The Plimoth. Charles’ cooking is best described as traditionally grounded and seasonal in approach. Charles and his wife Stacy are parents to two adventurous little boys, Charlie and Justus, who both aspire for great things in the kitchen. 

chef justin jacobs

Chef Justin Jacobs moved to Colorado in 2011 to start his culinary journey. His love for cooking started at a young age, as Justin recalls “Spending time with my grandmother’s in the kitchen solidified my passion for cooking.” Training and teaching new cooks is one of his strongest characteristics.


our leadership team

katie wazny

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A 20 year veteran of the restaurant industry, Katie has worked at several high-end dining establishments giving her the opportunity to work with some of the most brilliant creative culinary minds in Colorado. Katie has a B.A. in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver and has a passion for connecting with people of all ages. Katie also attended Landmark Worldwide for business development. Her passion for human development, business drive, and love for food led to the creation of corner & knife. Katie wishes to thank her family and friends, particularly her nieces (Anna and Julia) who helped make this possible.

steven chavez

Head of Operations

Steven is a 20 year veteran of the outsourcing and consulting industry, and has played a key role in launching, scaling, and systemizing operations for start-ups and fast-growing businesses. Steven has an M.S. in Management from Colorado State University and considers himself a life-long learner. His love for sharing knowledge with others blends well with Katie’s passion for bringing life-skills to children. Steven is the proud parent of a Yorkie named Loki.


interested in joining our team?

We are always looking to expand our team of professional chefs and the cuisines offered to our customers. corner & knife offers flexibility to chefs in need of additional income, and who have a passion for sharing their knowledge. All members of the team go through a screening process to ensure the safety and experience of our customers. Click below for more information!