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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.

BKH Partners

Operating Partners

Chris Curtin, Short PumpChris CurtinShort Pump
Dave Desseyn, Trenholm PlazaDave DesseynTrenholm Plaza
John Van Peppen, Scott's AdditionJohn Van PeppenScott’s Addition
Phil Barrar, Alverser PlazaPhil BarrarAlverser Plaza
Reggie McGee, Cameron VillageReggie McGeeCameron Village
Ryan Libert, Stone Creek VillageRyan LibertStone Creek Village

Food & Beverage

AnselAnsel PaceSous Chef, Cameron Village
DimitriDimitri McQueenSous Chef, Alverser Plaza
dorothyDorothy LivickWine Director
JonJon CooperSous Chef, Trenholm Plaza
JCJustin ColeSous Chef, Scott’s Addition
Lauren SpainBeverage Director
MattMatt HarrisSous Chef, Short Pump
MaraMara SudolBeverage Lead, Cameron Village
ShannonShannon BurstonSous Chef, Stone Creek Village
StephenStephen MetcalfBar Lead, Short Pump