About

Wood Fired Cooking and Serious Libations

Inspired by trips to Baja Mexico and the Amalfi Coast, we fell in love with traditional wood fired cooking and the casual, welcoming environments where we enjoyed memorable everyday meals.  From taco stands to small family-run wineries and pizzerias, strangers treated us like old friends and the food and hospitality was special.  Much of what we have learned comes from these travels and experimenting in our own backyards.  We love the rustic, yet simple flavors of wood fired cooking that elevates fresh ingredients and tried and true favorites to something unique.   The wood oven remains the heart of our kitchens and anchors our restaurants.  

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Founders

With varied backgrounds in finance, music, communications and restaurants, Big Kitchen Hospitality Partners, John and Susan Davenport, Jeff Grant and John Haggai, came together to open a restaurant featuring wood fired cooking, a seasonal menu, and craft libations. After 18 months of traveling and testing, they opened Tazza Kitchen Short Pump in Richmond, Virginia, in 2013.  The group now operates six Tazza Kitchen locations in Virginia and the Carolinas and the catering arm, The Big Kitchen in Richmond.  While all four partners have a hand in daily operations, John D oversees finance, Jeff leads the culinary team, Susan manages people development and customer engagement, and John H manages the beverage program, FOH operations, and construction. 

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Store Leadership

Chris Curtin, Short PumpChris CurtinSenior Operating Partner
Short Pump
Reggie McGee, Cameron VillageReggie McGeeSenior Operating Partner
Cameron Village
Phil Barrar, Alverser PlazaPhil BarrarOperating Partner
Alverser Plaza
Marianna Collado, Stone Creek VillageMarianna ColladoOperating Partner
Stone Creek Village
Dave Desseyn, Trenholm PlazaDave DesseynOperating Partner
Trenholm Plaza
Tommy Melvin, Scott's AdditionTommy MelvinOperating Partner
Scott’s Addition

Food & Beverage

JakeJake CooperCo-Bar Lead, Trenholm Plaza
LukeLuke DellingerSous Chef, Stone Creek Village
MasonMason HatcherSous Chef, Trenholm Plaza
BaileyBailey KellerPrivate Dining, Short Pump
dorothyDorothy LivickWine Director
EliseElise McCannBar Lead, Stone Creek Village
DimitriDimitri McQueenSous Chef, Alverser Plaza
StephenStephen MetcalfBar Lead, Short Pump
JesseJesse MoffatBar Lead, Scott’s Addition
LilyLily MossPrivate Dining, Short Pump
AnselAnsel PaceSous Chef, Cameron Village
JakeJake SmithCo-Bar Lead, Trenholm Plaza
Lauren SpainBeverage Director
MaraMara SudolBeverage Lead, Cameron Village
LizLiz WadeBar Lead, Alverser Plaza
D EricD’Eric WatsonPrivateDining, Alverser Plaza

#TazzaFamily

The past week has been heart wrenching, and we wis The past week has been heart wrenching, and we wish we could do so much more. We're beyond thankful for every member of our #TazzaFamily and for your support through all of this.

We're running limited crews and menus at all of our restaurants and will continue providing curbside takeout and drive-thru pick-ups as long as we possibly can. Order online at tazzakitchen.com.

#AlverserTeam #Together #TazzaKitchen #COVID19 #FlattenTheCurve
Friday night in Scott’s Addition. Love this team Friday night in Scott’s Addition. Love this team! Please wish our #TazzaFamily a Happy #NationalEmployeeAppreciationDay. #TazzaKitchen #RVA #ScottsAddition
Sandra and Jose are celebrating 6 years with us at Sandra and Jose are celebrating 6 years with us at TK. They go above and beyond every single day, with exceptional attitudes! We’re so thankful they’re part of our #TazzaFamily!❤️ #TazzaKitchen
We kicked off our in the workplace series in Richm We kicked off our in the workplace series in Richmond today. The topic of our first meetup was women in the workplace. Thanks to everyone who participated and for contributing great ideas to impact our company and industry for good. #TazzaFamily #TazzaKitchen
Big Rick with the perfect flip 👌 #TazzaKitchen Big Rick with the perfect flip 👌 #TazzaKitchen #TazzaFamily #Saute
Kelly started with us four years ago as a server i Kelly started with us four years ago as a server in Midlothian where she quickly moved up into store leadership and coordinated private dining. After graduating from @VCU she took on a full-time HR administration role at our main office and has done a wonderful job. She just passed her certification exam, and is now a Professional in Human Resources. Way to go Kelly, thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes! #TazzaFamily #TazzaKitchen
What a year!! Happy 2020 from all of us at TK. See What a year!! Happy 2020 from all of us at TK. See below for today’s hours, regular hours resume Thursday.

Scott’s Addition: 11:30am-5pm, Lunch-Brunch
Short Pump: 4:30-10pm, Dinner
All other locations: Closed

#HappyNewYear #TazzaKitchen #TazzaFamily
Our salad stations are always buzzing at lunch. Ma Our salad stations are always buzzing at lunch. Maiko makes it look easy while finishing two beautiful Baja Bowls. #FanFavorite #TazzaKitchen #TazzaFamily
So proud of our team in Trenholm Plaza! Here they So proud of our team in Trenholm Plaza! Here they are with the gifts they delivered to children at Carolina Behavior and Beyond. #GivingBack #HappyHolidays #TazzaFamily
Now catering in Cary and Richmond! Tag a friend an Now catering in Cary and Richmond! Tag a friend and help us get the word out. Our menus are perfect for office happy hours, corporate events, parties, big games, and home entertaining. Delivery is available for orders over $150! #TazzaKitchen #CaryNC #RVA #Catering #TazzaFamily
All smiles for the weekend! #TazzaFamily #TazzaKit All smiles for the weekend! #TazzaFamily #TazzaKitchen
Quality Time. Order online and enjoy dinner at hom Quality Time. Order online and enjoy dinner at home with the people you love. #TazzaKitchen #ChowNow #TazzaFamily
Join us in welcoming Tommy Melvin to the TK Family Join us in welcoming Tommy Melvin to the TK Family! It’s easy to sense the warmth, energy, and leadership experience he brings as Operating Partner to our Scott’s Addition team. We’re beyond thrilled he’s on board and we look forward to all that’s ahead!! #TazzaFamily #TazzaKitchen #ScottsAddition #RVA