"At our restaurant, the quality of the food and the skill and taste of the cooks are at least as central to our success as the quality of the service. Unfortunately, traditional tipping has created great disparities in earning between the serving staff and the cooking and support staff."
Bestia is a team comprised of wonderful employees in both our kitchen and our dining room. Under current California law, no gratuity may be shared with members of our kitchen staff. As an alternative to raising prices, we have decided to implement a 3% Kitchen Appreciation Charge which will greatly increase the pay and benefits for non-tipped employees.
We will continue to strive to be the best restaurant environment we can be, and thank you for allowing us to share your generosity with our entire staff.