Contigo's opening is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd.
We couldn't be happier with the talented team we have assembled to work with us at Contigo . We started training yesterday with an orientation to fill out paperwork and go over our employee handbook, written by our GM, Maz, with an introduction by me.
"Contigo also implies community. Our restaurant participates in several communities. On the smallest level, we see Contigo itself as a micro community. We will all be spending a significant amount of time working together and our goal is to make Contigo as happy a place to work as possible. We believe that each member of our team plays a role in making Contigo as good as it can be. Contigo is also part of the Noe Valley neighborhood and, drawing the circle wider, a part of San Francisco. Our hope is that Contigo will become a Noe Valley and San Francisco gathering spot. On the widest level, our restaurant is part of the global community. We strive to walk softly on our planet and leave the earth a better place than we found it.
"Running Contigo or any restaurant is also a miraculous act of collaboration, a process involving countless people working together with the end goal of feeding our guests. Think about all the hands that built this restaurant, all the hands that grow our vegetables and catch our fish, all the hands that prepare the food, that serve our guests and wash the dishes.
"Finally, we strive to create a convivial ambience for our guests. The food and atmosphere of Contigo were inspired by summers spent in Spain, and in particular, Barcelona. We love the conviviality of dining standing up in small tapas bars hidden down narrow alleyways or perched on a stool at a kiosko< inside one of Barcelona’s bustling covered markets. Contigo’s open floor plan, counter seats, standing drink rail, kitchen that spills into the dining room, and outdoor patio were all designed to bring a taste of Barcelona to San Francisco."
We hope to see you all soon.