Meet the team.
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Meet the team.

The team at xtraCHEF represents a diverse combination of operational experience, tech expertise, and a focus on delivering value to our customers.

xtraCHEF was first founded on the premise that archaic, paper-based processes in back-of-house operations in restaurants across the country could easily be resolved by readily available enterprise technologies. In 2015, this idea to democratize enterprise technologies - such as Mobile, Cloud, Multi-tenancy, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Business Intelligence - began to take form.

Several years later, the company is growing and the product continue to evolve to meet the demands of a constantly shifting food and beverage landscape. The simple of idea of bringing enterprise tech to the corner cafe is revolutionizing how the hospitality industry operates and is helping hundreds - and soon to be thousands - of restaurants to remain profitable.

Headquartered in NYC with people around the globe, our team is aligned on our mission to empower the hospitality industry with data to drive profitability.

Our Core Values - Be Proactive, Deliver Value, Foster Trust, & Stay Committed drive our daily decisions and customer interactions. Ask us about how we live out our values.

A motivated leader with a propensity for building strong relationships and a passion for selling, Andy is driven to position xtraCHEF as a leader in the restaurant technology landscape. Prior to starting xtraCHEF, Andy worked as Senior V.P. of Sales & Marketing for nine years at MTS Software Solutions. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Gloria, and their two daughters – Lily and Kaya.

Important Fact
A big hoops fan, he's still known to serve up a jumper with extra sauce.
Andy Schwartz

Andy Schwartz

Co-founder / CEO
As the company's leader, Andy focuses on the company's strategy, relationships, and execution.

Bhavik has been in the enterprise document management and receivable management solutions game for more than 18 years. He brings to xtraCHEF his diverse experience in the design and development of software solutions as well as his business process savvy. Prior to building xtraCHEF, Bhavik served as the CTO of MTS Software Solutions where he was responsible for managing a multimillion-dollar eProducts portfolio of groundbreaking solutions, such as global check clearing solutions and mobile check deposit solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Important Fact
Bhavik is also a foodie and loves to support our customers - not just by impacting their bottom-line.
Bhavik Patel

Bhavik Patel

Co-founder / CTO
Bhavik leads everything related to product and operations...turning ideas into implementation, development and support.

Chaz is a passionate chef devoted to his culinary craft and strives to always be creative and inventive in the kitchen. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Chaz Brown was credited as the Mid-Atlantic Chef of The Year in 2009.

Important Fact
Chaz has competed on Top Chef Season 9 as well as Around the World in 80 plates.
Chaz Brown

Chaz Brown

Co-founder / Chef
Chaz knows a thing or two about running a kitchen and his experiences on the ground provide critical insights on our product design and execution.

Dayna is responsible for sales operations, revenue growth, market penetration and market share. With experience at other hospitality tech startups, Dayna joined xtraCHEF for its innovative approach to streamlining BOH operations. In her free time, Dayna enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn, drinking martinis, eating Spanish food, and hanging with friends.

Important Fact
She's traveled to 16 countries recreating her grandfather's photos from 60 years ago.
Dayna Barringer

Dayna Barringer

VP of Sales
As the VP of Sales, Dayna is a deal maker. She's all about creating partnerships with our customers and helping them realize the value of our product.

In the IT servicing industry, Implementation & Support are Instrumental in Success. Sandeep brings over 11 years of implementation and support experience across various Electronic Content Management (ECM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) platforms. For our existing and future customers – customer satisfaction is our satisfaction, and Sandeep is here to deliver. He lives in Mount Laurel, NJ with his wife and young daughter.

Important Fact
Sandeep is a big Philly sports fan. He enjoys sporting events with his buddy, Jack (last name Daniels). They are often seen together with wings !!
Sandeep Dharuman

Sandeep Dharuman

Support Manager
Sandeep is a troubleshooter - whether it's helping a customer resolve a support issue or working with the development team to figure out our latest integration.

John’s role is like that of a restaurant expeditor. He works hard to maintain communication across the house, to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time, and to ensure that the creative vision and brand are aligned with our most important resource – our customers. When not planning marketing campaigns, he enjoys planning family adventures with his wife, Cara, and two sons, Jack & Felix.

Important Fact
John enjoys pretending to be the Chopped Champion of his own kitchen...at least a few nights a week.
John Enny

John Enny

Director of Marketing
As Chef de Marketing, John dishes up words, images, and messaging to make it easy for folks to find us, know who we are and understand how we help.

An indefatigable professional, passionate about envisioning products of value to our customers in the restaurant technology landscape. Sunil has wide IT experience demonstrating a range of competencies and skills like leading Product and Development teams, Team Management and Project/Program Management. In his leisure, he loves playing and watching cricket. He also cooks great Biryani, so don’t forget to ask him for a Biryani treat.

Important Fact
Sunil hopes to earn and save until he can go on a world tour experiencing our beautiful planet.
Sunil Malhotra

Sunil Malhotra

Senior Product Manager
As a Senior Product Manager, Sunil sits at the critical intersection of our Product Development and Customer Success teams.

Sridhar manages the overall delivery and operations of xtraCHEF in India. Over the last 25 years, he has earned extensive experience in building and leading off-shore teams as well as developing and supporting product portfolios and application services to global Fortune 100 clients, primarily in banking, financial services, and insurance. Sridhar has a Master’s degree in Information Technology.

Important Fact
Sridhar is an avid traveler and music lover.
Sridhar Narasimhan

Sridhar Narasimhan

Director of Delivery & Operations
Sridhar manages all aspects of product development, delivery, and operations for our xtraCHEF teams in India.

An avid technologist, who decided to transition away from Government Consulting to an early stage startup, so he could move to New York and continue to build valuable solutions – without the bureaucracy! As an adventurous eater, Jonathan can be found checking out all of our clients’ cuisines…and going off menu. He knows you have uni back there!

Important Fact
Jonathan's last meal on Earth would be: Multiple Pisco Sours and a 20-Vegetable Fried Rice at our client, China Chilcano in Washington DC.
Jonathan Retta

Jonathan Retta

Director of Customer Success
As the Director of Customer Success, Jonathan is charged with ensuring that each customer is...you guessed it...successful!

Jeff is a solution-oriented team player whose deep experience in both food service operations (mmm…bagels) and the financial industry (mmm…data) allow him to understand the challenge and importance of gaining real-time visibility into costs, while also saving time. Prior, Jeff worked for 10+ years as a Vice President in Investment Banking & Venture Capital. Before that, he worked 10+ years at his family’s multi-unit QSR franchise.

Important Fact
Jeff finds himself frequently over-ordering in NYC and beyond, and he'll never pass up a cheesesteak.
Jeff Steinberg

Jeff Steinberg

Enterprise Account Executive
Headquartered in NYC, Jeff is an Account Executive covering the East Coast. He wants to make your business and, thus your life, easier.

Loga heads up the xtraCHEF engineering team in India. He has spent his 25+ year career in software project and product management. He’s a technologist with a firm grasp of business processes in various domains and has worked with a number of major software services organizations. Loga has a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and has earned experience delivering end-to-end, turnkey solutions in the areas of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Enterprise Content Managment (ECM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Important Fact
Loga loves messing up his kitchen over spicy curries and getting his hands dirty in his garden.
Logamoorthy Subramanian

Logamoorthy Subramanian

Delivery Manager
As the Delivery Manager, Loga is responsible for delivering features & releases that do what they're supposed to do when they're supposed to do it.

Dave focuses on building and growing new business relationships for xtraCHEF. Prior to joining the team, he’s helped hospitality groups grow and expand through advertising, operational and financial technology. Dave is excited about being a part of a team that is building something that makes restaurant manager’s lives easier.

Important Fact
Dave lives in the city but prefers the beach with family and friends.
David Witt

David Witt

Business Development Manager
DWitt helps xtraCHEF discover new restaurants and makes sure those restaurants know about xtraCHEF.

The numbers.

We’re helping hundreds of restaurants around the country manage their food costs.
98%

Month-to-month customer retention rate

  • $1B+
    $1B+
    Worth of processed invoices
  • 1 Million
    1 Million
    SKU’s actively tracked
  • 100,000+
    100,000+
    Hours saved for our clients
  • 35%
    35%
    Reinvested into research and development

The new standard in restaurant cost management.

  • Don't hate it. Automate it.

    Don't hate it. Automate it.

    No one likes data entry or paper pushin'
    Code invoice line-items in our system once...and that's it. Configure rules to review only the invoices you want to see. Accurate data delivered to accounting & inventory.
  • Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Improved visibility boosts your bottom-line
    Real-time visibility into food costs enable more informed purchase decisions, data-driven vendor negotiations & insight into how fluctuating prices impact the bottom line.
  • Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    On-demand access to invoice images & data
    Secure, anywhere access and a powerful search engine make it easy to keep financial information flowing across the house, across locations or across the country.