Philadelphia-based coffee roaster & retailer implements cloud-based restaurant AP software

New York, NY – xtraCHEF, an automated accounts payable (AP) and cost management platform built for the restaurant industry, today announced that La Colombe, one of the fastest growing coffee roasters and retailers in the U.S., has chosen xtraCHEF’s leading restaurant management software. The Philadelphia-based La Colombe, will implement xtraCHEF to streamline corporate accounting functions for their 30 cafes as well as their manufacturing and distribution operations.

“Our AP team processes tens of thousands of invoices each year – all by hand,” said Jack Dampf, Director of Technology at La Colombe. “Introducing xtraCHEF to streamline our accounting and procurement workflow will save us tremendous amounts of time, especially as we continue to expand.”

“Introducing xtraCHEF to streamline our accounting and procurement workflow will save us tremendous amounts of time, especially as we continue to expand.”

La Colombe will utilize xtraCHEF’s integration with Sage 100, an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software used by La Colombe to manage their back-office operations. La Colombe’s Corporate AP team and their in-store managers will now be able to simply take a photo, email, or scan and upload invoices to xtraCHEF. xtraCHEF will automatically digitize, store and extract line-item details from the invoices and deliver the accurate data directly to Sage 100. xtraCHEF also offers La Colombe the ability to utilize configurable invoice approval workflows, real-time price monitoring, vendor order tracking, and dynamic cost management dashboards.

“If you know Philly food, you know La Colombe. If you love coffee, you need to know La Colombe,” said Andy Schwartz, Co-founder/CEO of xtraCHEF. “We’re excited to partner with another reputable brand and look forward to supporting their growth as they become a household name.”



xtraCHEF ( is a cloud-based Accounts Payable and Cost Intelligence platform built specifically for the restaurant and food service industry. Leveraging a combination of machine learning, data science, and quality control, xtraCHEF offers foodservice operators the power and the insights to streamline their supply chain. By automating time-consuming back-office tasks related to tracking vendor orders, managing budgets, and closely controlling food costs, xtraCHEF helps growing restaurant groups build back-of-house operations that can scale.


La Colombe ( is a leading coffee roaster known for ethical, long-term trade practices with growers. Considered one of the pioneers of the third wave of coffee, it provides signature classic blends and exceptional single-origin coffees to cafés, hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world. In addition, the company owns and operates 30 cafés in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. – with additional locations and new markets scheduled to open soon. The company has also made headlines in the ready-to-drink business with its DRAFT LATTE TM – the world’s first-ever textured cold latte.