Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar Employee Fund

We pride ourselves on being the quintessential independent neighborhood bar and restaurant and for nearly 15 years we've offered our friends and neighbors a place to take refuge, take a breath and just be taken care of. All of that, made possible by Sonoma’s exceptional, loyal and hardworking staff.

Now after more than a month of being furloughed many of our employees are not getting enough aid and support to cover their basic expenses to feed their families or pay their rents. 

While we are working hard to prepare Sonoma to reopen as soon as it is safe (and we are allowed) we cannot afford to keep paying our staff. 

We are asking you, our friends, neighbors and long-time supporters for help by making a donation to our GoFundMe to support our hourly staff- from dishwashers, cooks, to our front of house service staff, or anyone that is in dire need of monetary help.  

No donation is too small and we can tell you how much we appreciate your support of our staff.  Every little bit will make a difference in helping the members of our Sonoma family survive this pandemic shutdown.

We are committed to rehiring back 100% of our crew as quickly as we are able to, once we come out on the other side. We all look forward to bringing Sonoma back as your go-to refuge, with uncompromising service and the daily deep breath that we have been to our guests for the last 15 years.

We thank you for the support and stay well.


Sonoma Management 

(Jared, Karim, Karima, Drew, Hilary, Shari & Peter)
  • Robert Casper 
    • $200 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 20 mos
  • Anne Harrison 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Laurie Provin 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Karima Ouazzani 
Washington D.C., DC
Jared Rager 
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