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Camino, Restaurants in Oakland, CA

We are excited to announce that Camino has changed to a no-tipping system. This is a system that Camino considered adopting when we first opened but, frankly we chickened out—we were afraid to upset the accepted system of tipping in our opening days.
Since then, the world has changed a little bit—minimum wage is on the top of everyone’s mind right now and the Bay Area is leading the state and the country. Measure FF which passed with over 80% approval has Oakland’s minimum wage increasing from $9.00 to $12.25 an hour starting in March. And conversations are happening around the country about increases to $15.00 over the next few years.
At Camino we feel that the existing model of “minimum wage plus tips” for waiters, hosts and bartenders is outdated for the kind of restaurant that we are and what we expect from our employees. The imminent increase in minimum wage is giving us the opportunity to change the system so that it better reflects the culture that we have created at our restaurant. A culture that values all work by paying our employees’ wages instead of relying on customers to tip them.

As working owners, we have tried to instill a sense of teamwork at Camino—a place where each member of the team—waiters, bartenders, cooks, hosts and dishwashers—are all involved in serving our guests. And yet, we have been paying them as if we are running two separate businesses.

What we hope this means for you is that you can come to Camino, have a great meal, and pay your bill without the concern of tipping. We want you to feel confident that we have staffed our restaurant with the most capable employees and that every one of them has your best interest in mind. Our employees are our greatest assets, and we feel that that compensating them fairly for their work is crucial to their well-being and to the success of our restaurant. We hope that you feel the same.

We are aware that this is a big change to a widely accepted system, so we are happy to engage in thoughtful conversation about this issue.

3917, Grand Avenue,
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: 510 547 5035
Email: manager@caminorestaurant.com
Website: http://www.caminorestaurant.com

Capital Finance Group LLC, Financial Services in Oakland, CA

Capital Finance Group provides debt and venture capital financing solutions to companies at all stages of development. Our vast experience and focused approach give us a unique edge to both understand the specific issues associated with your company and to provide the financial solutions that will permit achievement of superior traction and growth. Capital Finance Group is committed to working with gifted and skilled entrepreneurs who are developing technologies and creating enterprises that will become the great companies of tomorrow.

Bob founded Capital Finance Group in 1990 and is responsible for analysis, due diligence, deal structure, and syndication. He previously held related positions at CIS Corporation, ITEL Corporation and Transamerica Computer Corporation. In addition to graduating from UC Berkeley, Bob completed graduate coursework in finance, business and economics. Bob is passionate about his work with promising companies that want to grow and succeed, and he takes great pride in the companies he has assisted.

6777 Moore Drive
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 339-6038
email: contactbob@cfgco.com
Website: http://www.cfgco.com/