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Ravi DeRossi

Co-Founder and Partner

Ravi began his career traveling around the world as an artist and painter before returning to his native New York City. At age 30, his entrepreneurial journey began, creating a mini-empire of world-renowned cocktail lounges. In 2006 he opened Death & Co with his partner David Kaplan. In addition to Death & Co, Ravi’s other bars and restaurants have been featured in countless local, national, and international publications, receiving acclaim for their impact on cocktail culture. Having achieved notoriety and success in the cocktail world, Ravi has since shifted his focus to food. A vegetarian-turned-vegan himself, Ravi holds a deep affection for all animals and has been an outspoken voice on animal rights issues. His nonprofit BEAST Foundation and his company’s shift to plant-based ventures have earned him an award from PETA, and his innovations within the culinary space have received attention from the New York Times, Forbes, Zagat, and The New Yorker.  Ravi focuses on the company’s culinary development, compliance, national coordination, and office coordination. Ravi lives in New York City.