Total loan: $7,500


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Oakland, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped with the purchase of much needed restaurant equipment, a fresh look inside the restaurant and more marketing to get people to know about our little gem of a restaurant.

Leilani's story

I am a married mother of three boys - two who are grown and an 8 year old. I come from two beautiful grandmothers who shared their secrets of the kitchen with me from the time I could stand on a stool in their kitchens. My love for food and people are what I put into every dish I serve at Roux and Vine. I have had many careers during my adulthood - but none that brought out the love of food until now. I have been on both sides of the work world - as an entrepreneur and as a corporate job holder. I have been able to utilize the corporate skills I have to create a business out of my passion for cooking. I want to be able to make Roux and Vine a place where people love to come and break bread with their friends and families. Although we have had some challenges getting people to visit our side of Jack London Square - we have been blessed by our community and our friends and family who keep coming in for the great food! It is our hope to spread the word and the love of food throughout Oakland.