Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Title

Curt Gaither

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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew T.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-01-26

Publication Date

6-21-2008

Abstract

Curt Gaither, Chief Operating Officer of the Columbia Restaurant Group, discusses various aspects of the organization's history. The interview begins with a discussion of Mr. Gaither's career before he joined the Columbia. Mr. Gaither describes the day-to-day operations of the Columbia Restaurant including such details as place settings, the presentation of various menu items to diners, and the Columbia's logo. There is also a discussion of menu planning, classic Columbia dishes, Cuban bread from La Segunda Central Bakery in Tampa, and Spanish wine. The interview ends with Mr. Gaither discussing corporate morale boosting programs and how important positive morale is to running a successful restaurant.

Keywords

Cooking, Spanish, Cooking, Cuban, Restaurant management, Restaurants, Florida, Tampa, Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (74 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Cooking, Spanish; Cooking, Cuban; Restaurant management; Restaurants

Subject: geographic

Florida; Tampa; Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

Audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Identifier

C57-00001

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