Two countries, two restaurants, one vision. In the popular restaurant Contramar in Mexico City Gabriela Camara, hospitable waiters in uniform are also loved by visitors, as is the menu, consisting of fresh local seafood caught within 24 hours. All staff see themselves as part of an extended family. In the meantime, in Kala in San Francisco, Camara hires employees from different backgrounds and cultures, including former felons and former drug addicts, who view work as an important opportunity to grow as an individual. The Tale of Two Cuisines explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of dignity as well as community.