Welcome to The Black Radish Catering Co.

We are The Fraser Valley’s premier Catering Company, offering seasonal menus inspired by the local and sustainable ingredients from our region. The Black Radish Catering Co. is owned and operated by the team behind the award winning Fat Cow and Oyster Bar restaurant in Langley and draw from our experience running a successful room to offer a high level of service at each of our events. We combine this with event planning expertise and a passion for delivering fun and memorable occasions for each of our clients.

Meet The Team

Christopher Roper

Christopher Roper

Chef | Owner

Leading the herd, Chef Christopher Roper’s approach to cooking is simple: Use quality ingredients and cook them with classic techniques so that they are able to speak for themselves. Christopher’s passion and goal is to create the kind of dishes that you would proudly share with friends. Langley born and raised, Christopher comes from a corporate background that turned into a passion for food and the industry. It began with completing his Red Seal under some amazing local chefs and helping open up and re-brand some great local eateries such as Uli’s, in White Rock. The Vault, in Cloverdale and Lava Dining and Lounge in Maple Ridge. When he is not developing and executing memorable meals at The Black Radish Catering Co, he can be found heading up his open concept kitchen at The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar in Langley, or cruising around the dining room in his flip flops making sure everyone is having a great time.

Emmy Roper

Emmy Roper

General Manager | Owner

Emmy was born and raised in the Fraser Valley and is a trained as a professional dancer. Emmy danced for the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Queen of England before starting a career in the restaurant industry in 2008.Her first restaurant job was where she met her husband Chris Roper. She excelled at every position she was thrown into it wasn’t long before she was running the restaurant on her own. In 2012 she co-opened The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar and seamlessly took over roll as General Manager. Emmy is passionate about food, wine, and raising her family. When you come to The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar you will see the love and expertise spill out into the dining room with the team she has trained and assembled to offer an extraordinary experience here in the Valley

Christina Sobrepena

Christina Sobrepena

Event Manager | Wedding Planner

Christina joins the team at The Black Radish Catering Co. with ten years of experience working in special events, public relations and marketing. She has worked on many successful campaigns for companies including Starbucks, Warner Bros. Pictures and FIDO, but fell in love with planning major events during her time as a Marketing and Events Specialist at Vancouver magazine and Western Living magazine. While there she managed several high profile events with some of Western Canada’s biggest names in the culinary game including Rob Feenie and Vikram Vij. She knows what it takes to come up with the perfect menu and ultimately deliver fun and memorable events for all of our clients. On her free time, she mentors aspiring event planners, loves cooking for her family and can often be found frequenting local cafes looking for the perfect cup of coffee.

Elliott Downing

Elliott Downing

Bar Director

Elliott is a new and proud member of the Langley community. Joining the Fat Cow team in January 2016, Elliott brings an intense passion for food, the dining experience and the restaurant industry as a whole. A thirst for knowledge and a strong work ethic have earned him a wealth of knowledge as well as a slew of unique skills. Starting in the industry as a young teenager, Elliott has worked his way through nearly all positions within a restaurant giving a vast understanding of what needs to be done to ensure the guests have an unforgettable experience.

When not in the restaurant, Elliott will be indulging his other loves in life. Going for a drive, putting on a good feed for his family or enjoying some alone time with his pug.