Real Food for Real People

Life is messy. We rush around juggling work, family and activities in a relentless cycle. Everyone wants to eat perfectly, but real people aren't perfect. We need convenience to keep our sanity. That's why our story starts with real food for real people. 

Two years ago, our founder Jeff Glasco stood in the grocery store, surrounded by options and paralyzed by indecision. He was a man without a plan for dinner. He wanted something fresh and good, a meal outside of his weekly food rut, and had a simple thought: "I wish someone would make this easier."

Being a glass-half-full kind of guy, Jeff decided that "someone" should be him. The result: Happy Food Co., a dinner kit service to solve the everyday problem of "What's for dinner?" Jeff's vision for Happy Food Co. was a service that would revolutionize the way people purchase, cook and enjoy real food at home. 

In 2015, Jeff partnered with farm-to-table chef Kiersten Firquain (Chef K) to bring his vision to life. Today, the Happy Food Co. team is preparing fresh, local dinner kits for customers all over Kansas City. We take care of the planning, shopping, measuring and chopping so busy people like you can cook fresh, delicious meals at home with minimal effort.

We want you to have easy everyday cooking experiences. That's what we're all about.

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This We Believe

  • Great food makes us happy. It’s at the heart of our relationships, experiences and memories.

  • Eating local food is best.

  • To cook is human. We will keep cooking as long as we keep being human. 

  • Technology can make it easier to find and procure food that tastes great and is good for us.

Meet the Team

Jeff Glasco, Founder
Jeff is a business guy turned good food advocate. For most of his career, he has worked at the intersection of technology and business, helping new ventures shape their services to meet market needs. Jeff is a product manager at heart and loves nothing more than bringing new ideas to life through relentless effort, analysis and creativity. 

Jeff is a Kansas City native and holds an Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering degree from Kansas State University.

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Kiersten Firquain, Chef
Chef K is the brilliant mind behind Happy Food Co.'s dinner kit recipes. She specializes in farm-to-table cuisine and cultivates relationships with local farmers and food producers who share her high standards for quality and flavor. 

She's a passionate supporter of the Go Red for Women campaign, and she's an active business leader in the Kansas City community. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas, California State University–Sacramento and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

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