Tazza Kitchen is a high energy eatery centered on made from scratch wood fired cooking, thoughtfully sourced ingredients, craft beverages, and the heads up hospitality of an incredible team of people. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Tazza Kitchen is part of Big Kitchen Hospitality which operates six restaurants throughout Virginia and the Carolinas, and it’s sister concept The Big Kitchen for catering and prepared meals in Richmond.

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With backgrounds in finance, music, and restaurants, John 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 2013. With a background in communications, Susan Davenport joined the team full time in 2017. While all four partners have a hand in daily operations, John Davenport takes care of finance, Grant oversees the culinary team, Susan Davenport manages HR and customer engagement, and Haggai manages the beverage program 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

LukeLuke DellingerSous Chef, Stone Creek Village
MattMatt HarrisSous Chef, Short Pump
MasonMason HatcherSous Chef, Trenholm Plaza
dorothyDorothy LivickWine Director
EliseElise McCannBar Lead, Stone Creek Village
DimitriDimitri McQueenSous Chef, Alverser Plaza
StephenStephen MetcalfBar Lead, Short Pump
AnselAnsel PaceSous Chef, Cameron Village
JakeJake SmithBar Lead, Trenholm Plaza
Lauren SpainBeverage Director
MaraMara SudolBeverage Lead, Cameron Village
LizLiz WadeBar Lead, Alverser Plaza