Restaurant Advisory Council (RAC)

The Restaurant Advisory Council is a partnership between DoorDash and restaurateurs across the U.S. and Canada, connecting DoorDash with the broader restaurant community.

Why do we have a Restaurant Advisory Committee?

ensure order accuracy

Guide product updates

Provide feedback on DoorDash functionality.

point of sale integrations

Advise policy initiatives

Weigh in on issues that affect the restaurant community.

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Build community

Share advice and best practices across the industry.


Restaurant Advisory Council Member Barbara "Sky" Burrell of Sky's Gourmet Tacos

“I am so pleased that DoorDash has reached out to us to receive ideas and feedback as to the current and future challenges facing our industry.”

Barbara “Sky” Burrell
CEO, Sky’s Gourmet Tacos 

Meet the Spring 2022 Cohort

Chamin Mills

Chamin Mills

Pacific Catch

Project Director

San Francisco, CA

Cole Whaley

Cole Whaley

Thompson Hospitality

VP of Business Development

Reston, VA

Dawn Kelly

Dawn Kelly

The Nourish Spot

Founder & CEO

New York, NY

Eric Chow

Eric Chow

Good Behavior Ice Cream

Owner

Toronto, Ont.

Priya Bakshi

Priya Bakshi

Taj Indian Cuisine

Manager

Ottawa, Ont.

Erinn McCully

Erinn McCully

Modern Restaurant Concepts

Director, Off-Premise Sales

Denver, Co

Freddy Braidy

Freddy Braidy

Yamashiro

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Jai Chun

Jai Chun

The Farm on Adderley

Managing Owner/Operator

New York, NY

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Cantina Norte

CEO

Vancouver, BC

Ron DiNella

Ron DiNella

Not Just Burgers/Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

Chief Financial Officer

Chicago, IL

Justin Tisdall

Justin Tisdall

Juke Fried Chicken

Co-Owner/Operator

Vancouver, BC

Mickey Chopra

Mickey Chopra

I2i Italian Indian Fusion

Owner

Macomb Boonton, NJ

Mireille Harris

Mireille Harris

Mazaj

Director of Operations

Calgary, Alberta

Nora Eagan

Nora Eagan

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

General Manager

Chicago, IL

LaQuincy Gilmore

LaQuincy Gilmore

New York Fire Wings

Chef/CEO

Washington, DC

Bernard Gagne

Bernard Gagne

Shady Cafe Resto

Owner

Quebec

Rose Tummarello

Rose Tummarello

Black and Blue Diner

Owner

Las Vegas, NV

Sean Reiter

Sean Reiter

The Melt

Director, Brand Revenue

San Francisco, CA

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Juice it Up!

CEO & President

Newport Beach, CA

Yuliana Mendoza

Yuliana Mendoza

La Palmera

Management/Ownership

Seattle, WA

Chamin Mills

Chamin Mills

Pacific Catch

Project Director

San Francisco, CA

Cole Whaley

Cole Whaley

Thompson Hospitality

VP of Business Development

Reston, VA

Dawn Kelly

Dawn Kelly

The Nourish Spot

Founder & CEO

New York, NY

Eric Chow

Eric Chow

Good Behavior Ice Cream

Owner

Toronto, Ont.

Priya Bakshi

Priya Bakshi

Taj Indian Cuisine

Manager

Ottawa, Ont.

Erinn McCully

Erinn McCully

Modern Restaurant Concepts

Director, Off-Premise Sales

Denver, Co

Freddy Braidy

Freddy Braidy

Yamashiro

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Jai Chun

Jai Chun

The Farm on Adderley

Managing Owner/Operator

New York, NY

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Cantina Norte

CEO

Vancouver, BC

Ron DiNella

Ron DiNella

Not Just Burgers/Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

Chief Financial Officer

Chicago, IL

Justin Tisdall

Justin Tisdall

Juke Fried Chicken

Co-Owner/Operator

Vancouver, BC

Mickey Chopra

Mickey Chopra

I2i Italian Indian Fusion

Owner

Macomb Boonton, NJ

Mireille Harris

Mireille Harris

Mazaj

Director of Operations

Calgary, Alberta

Nora Eagan

Nora Eagan

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

General Manager

Chicago, IL

LaQuincy Gilmore

LaQuincy Gilmore

New York Fire Wings

Chef/CEO

Washington, DC

Bernard Gagne

Bernard Gagne

Shady Cafe Resto

Owner

Quebec

Rose Tummarello

Rose Tummarello

Black and Blue Diner

Owner

Las Vegas, NV

Sean Reiter

Sean Reiter

The Melt

Director, Brand Revenue

San Francisco, CA

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Juice it Up!

CEO & President

Newport Beach, CA

Yuliana Mendoza

Yuliana Mendoza

La Palmera

Management/Ownership

Seattle, WA

Chamin Mills

Chamin Mills

Pacific Catch

Project Director

San Francisco, CA

Cole Whaley

Cole Whaley

Thompson Hospitality

VP of Business Development

Reston, VA

Dawn Kelly

Dawn Kelly

The Nourish Spot

Founder & CEO

New York, NY

Eric Chow

Eric Chow

Good Behavior Ice Cream

Owner

Toronto, Ont.

Priya Bakshi

Priya Bakshi

Taj Indian Cuisine

Manager

Ottawa, Ont.

Erinn McCully

Erinn McCully

Modern Restaurant Concepts

Director, Off-Premise Sales

Denver, Co

Freddy Braidy

Freddy Braidy

Yamashiro

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Jai Chun

Jai Chun

The Farm on Adderley

Managing Owner/Operator

New York, NY

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Cantina Norte

CEO

Vancouver, BC

Ron DiNella

Ron DiNella

Not Just Burgers/Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

Chief Financial Officer

Chicago, IL

Justin Tisdall

Justin Tisdall

Juke Fried Chicken

Co-Owner/Operator

Vancouver, BC

Mickey Chopra

Mickey Chopra

I2i Italian Indian Fusion

Owner

Macomb Boonton, NJ

Mireille Harris

Mireille Harris

Mazaj

Director of Operations

Calgary, Alberta

Nora Eagan

Nora Eagan

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

General Manager

Chicago, IL

LaQuincy Gilmore

LaQuincy Gilmore

New York Fire Wings

Chef/CEO

Washington, DC

Bernard Gagne

Bernard Gagne

Shady Cafe Resto

Owner

Quebec

Rose Tummarello

Rose Tummarello

Black and Blue Diner

Owner

Las Vegas, NV

Sean Reiter

Sean Reiter

The Melt

Director, Brand Revenue

San Francisco, CA

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Juice it Up!

CEO & President

Newport Beach, CA

Yuliana Mendoza

Yuliana Mendoza

La Palmera

Management/Ownership

Seattle, WA

Past Members

Ali Dewjee

Ali Dewjee

Bombay Wraps

Managing Partner

Chicago, IL

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Aloha Poke Co.

Owner

Boca Raton, FL

Nathan Casper

Nathan Casper

Araujo's Mexican Grill

Co-Owner

San Jose, CA

Ayca User

Ayca User

Antoinette Boulangerie

Owner

Red Bank, NJ

Tyler Kaune

Tyler Kaune

Carolina Ale House

Strategic Technologies

Raleigh, NC

Kokoro Masaru

Kokoro Masaru

Torito

Owner

Denver, CO

Mo Aladin

Mo Aladin

Montana's Cookhouse

President

Alberta, Canada

Peter Newlin

Peter Newlin

BirdCall

CEO

Denver, CO

Keenya Wiggins

Keenya Wiggins

Shugar Shack Soulfood

CEO and Executive Chef

Glenolden, PA

Kim Freer

Kim Freer

Yoshinoya

CMO

Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Sky Burrell

Barbara Sky Burrell

Sky's Gourmet Tacos

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Colin Denton

Colin Denton

Kokomo

Owner Operator

Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Bane

Carolyn Bane

Pies n Thighs

Owner

New York, NY

Dave Wiseman

Dave Wiseman

Little Sesame

Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Dawn Eldridge

Dawn Eldridge

Citroen

Owner Operator

Brooklyn, NY

Michele Kaminski

Michele Kaminski

2 Korean Girls

Managing Partner

Miami, FL

Nancy Caswell

Nancy Caswell

Caswell Restaurants

Proprietor

Newburyport Boston, MA

Ranjan Dey

Ranjan Dey

New Delhi Restaurant

Chef and Owner

San Francisco, CA

Rob Longo

Rob Longo

Kinka Family

Director of IT

Toronto, Canada

Toni Novak

Toni Novak

Bad Brads BBQ

Director of Operations

Macomb County, MI

Louie Kim

Louie Kim

Social Chicken

Founder & Owner

Dallas, TX

Kevin Shoemaker

Kevin Shoemaker

Restaurant Dynamics

Administrative & Technical Support

Seattle, WA

Aaron Noveshen

Aaron Noveshen

Starbird/ Starbird Salads & Wings

CEO

San Francisco, CA

Benson Wang

Benson Wang

SL Hospitality

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Bryan Tublin

Bryan Tublin

Kitava

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Charisse McGill

Charisse McGill

Loaded French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods

Owner

Philadelphia, PA

Chelsey Smith

Chelsey Smith

Molly’s Cupcakes

Owner

Chicago, IL

Dave Singh

Dave Singh

Danwei Canting

Owner

Portland, OR

David Yusen

David Yusen

Heavy Restaurant Group

Marketing/PR/Business Development

Seattle, WA

Gabriella Mann

Gabriella Mann

Baba cool

Operator / Founder

Brooklyn, NY

Jill Gray

Jill Gray

Tortello

Owner

Chicago, IL

Jimmy Rizvi

Jimmy Rizvi

Gupshup

Owner

New York, NY

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

The Plant Cafe Organic

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Stella Yu

Stella Yu

Kinton Ramen

Marketing Director

Chicago, IL

Ali Dewjee

Ali Dewjee

Bombay Wraps

Managing Partner

Chicago, IL

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Aloha Poke Co.

Owner

Boca Raton, FL

Nathan Casper

Nathan Casper

Araujo's Mexican Grill

Co-Owner

San Jose, CA

Ayca User

Ayca User

Antoinette Boulangerie

Owner

Red Bank, NJ

Tyler Kaune

Tyler Kaune

Carolina Ale House

Strategic Technologies

Raleigh, NC

Kokoro Masaru

Kokoro Masaru

Torito

Owner

Denver, CO

Mo Aladin

Mo Aladin

Montana's Cookhouse

President

Alberta, Canada

Peter Newlin

Peter Newlin

BirdCall

CEO

Denver, CO

Keenya Wiggins

Keenya Wiggins

Shugar Shack Soulfood

CEO and Executive Chef

Glenolden, PA

Kim Freer

Kim Freer

Yoshinoya

CMO

Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Sky Burrell

Barbara Sky Burrell

Sky's Gourmet Tacos

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Colin Denton

Colin Denton

Kokomo

Owner Operator

Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Bane

Carolyn Bane

Pies n Thighs

Owner

New York, NY

Dave Wiseman

Dave Wiseman

Little Sesame

Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Dawn Eldridge

Dawn Eldridge

Citroen

Owner Operator

Brooklyn, NY

Michele Kaminski

Michele Kaminski

2 Korean Girls

Managing Partner

Miami, FL

Nancy Caswell

Nancy Caswell

Caswell Restaurants

Proprietor

Newburyport Boston, MA

Ranjan Dey

Ranjan Dey

New Delhi Restaurant

Chef and Owner

San Francisco, CA

Rob Longo

Rob Longo

Kinka Family

Director of IT

Toronto, Canada

Toni Novak

Toni Novak

Bad Brads BBQ

Director of Operations

Macomb County, MI

Louie Kim

Louie Kim

Social Chicken

Founder & Owner

Dallas, TX

Kevin Shoemaker

Kevin Shoemaker

Restaurant Dynamics

Administrative & Technical Support

Seattle, WA

Aaron Noveshen

Aaron Noveshen

Starbird/ Starbird Salads & Wings

CEO

San Francisco, CA

Benson Wang

Benson Wang

SL Hospitality

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Bryan Tublin

Bryan Tublin

Kitava

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Charisse McGill

Charisse McGill

Loaded French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods

Owner

Philadelphia, PA

Chelsey Smith

Chelsey Smith

Molly’s Cupcakes

Owner

Chicago, IL

Dave Singh

Dave Singh

Danwei Canting

Owner

Portland, OR

David Yusen

David Yusen

Heavy Restaurant Group

Marketing/PR/Business Development

Seattle, WA

Gabriella Mann

Gabriella Mann

Baba cool

Operator / Founder

Brooklyn, NY

Jill Gray

Jill Gray

Tortello

Owner

Chicago, IL

Jimmy Rizvi

Jimmy Rizvi

Gupshup

Owner

New York, NY

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

The Plant Cafe Organic

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Stella Yu

Stella Yu

Kinton Ramen

Marketing Director

Chicago, IL

Ali Dewjee

Ali Dewjee

Bombay Wraps

Managing Partner

Chicago, IL

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Aloha Poke Co.

Owner

Boca Raton, FL

Nathan Casper

Nathan Casper

Araujo's Mexican Grill

Co-Owner

San Jose, CA

Ayca User

Ayca User

Antoinette Boulangerie

Owner

Red Bank, NJ

Tyler Kaune

Tyler Kaune

Carolina Ale House

Strategic Technologies

Raleigh, NC

Kokoro Masaru

Kokoro Masaru

Torito

Owner

Denver, CO

Mo Aladin

Mo Aladin

Montana's Cookhouse

President

Alberta, Canada

Peter Newlin

Peter Newlin

BirdCall

CEO

Denver, CO

Keenya Wiggins

Keenya Wiggins

Shugar Shack Soulfood

CEO and Executive Chef

Glenolden, PA

Kim Freer

Kim Freer

Yoshinoya

CMO

Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Sky Burrell

Barbara Sky Burrell

Sky's Gourmet Tacos

CEO

Los Angeles, CA

Colin Denton

Colin Denton

Kokomo

Owner Operator

Vancouver, BC

Carolyn Bane

Carolyn Bane

Pies n Thighs

Owner

New York, NY

Dave Wiseman

Dave Wiseman

Little Sesame

Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Dawn Eldridge

Dawn Eldridge

Citroen

Owner Operator

Brooklyn, NY

Michele Kaminski

Michele Kaminski

2 Korean Girls

Managing Partner

Miami, FL

Nancy Caswell

Nancy Caswell

Caswell Restaurants

Proprietor

Newburyport Boston, MA

Ranjan Dey

Ranjan Dey

New Delhi Restaurant

Chef and Owner

San Francisco, CA

Rob Longo

Rob Longo

Kinka Family

Director of IT

Toronto, Canada

Toni Novak

Toni Novak

Bad Brads BBQ

Director of Operations

Macomb County, MI

Louie Kim

Louie Kim

Social Chicken

Founder & Owner

Dallas, TX

Kevin Shoemaker

Kevin Shoemaker

Restaurant Dynamics

Administrative & Technical Support

Seattle, WA

Aaron Noveshen

Aaron Noveshen

Starbird/ Starbird Salads & Wings

CEO

San Francisco, CA

Benson Wang

Benson Wang

SL Hospitality

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Bryan Tublin

Bryan Tublin

Kitava

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Charisse McGill

Charisse McGill

Loaded French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods

Owner

Philadelphia, PA

Chelsey Smith

Chelsey Smith

Molly’s Cupcakes

Owner

Chicago, IL

Dave Singh

Dave Singh

Danwei Canting

Owner

Portland, OR

David Yusen

David Yusen

Heavy Restaurant Group

Marketing/PR/Business Development

Seattle, WA

Gabriella Mann

Gabriella Mann

Baba cool

Operator / Founder

Brooklyn, NY

Jill Gray

Jill Gray

Tortello

Owner

Chicago, IL

Jimmy Rizvi

Jimmy Rizvi

Gupshup

Owner

New York, NY

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

The Plant Cafe Organic

Owner

San Francisco, CA

Stella Yu

Stella Yu

Kinton Ramen

Marketing Director

Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

All Restaurants who have at least 1 location live as a Partner on DoorDash or Caviar are eligible.

Applications open twice annually: in June for the fall cohort and December for the winter cohort. Restaurants are encouraged to join the RAC waitlist in order to be contacted when applications open.

After the application window closes, an internal committee at DoorDash reviews submissions. The committee will reach out to eligible applicants to schedule interviews as the next step in the process.

Restaurant Advisory Council members serve six-month terms and attend one meeting per month. If you are unable to apply today, we will re-open the application every six months so you will have a chance to apply later. You can also join the waitlist in order to be contacted when applications reopen.

Restaurant Advisory Council members are required to join us for a 3-hour onboarding session. Members will also be asked to join monthly meetings (about 90 minutes long). Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Future cohorts may be asked to participate in one in-person meeting, based on current health guidelines.

DoorDash will review all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and make selections based on a variety of factors. We are seeking a diverse, representative group of businesses to serve on the council. As a growing global company, it is important we also ensure that geographic regions and various demographics are represented.