Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Interviewee

Richard Gonzmart

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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew T.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-01-11

Publication Date

7-14-2008

Abstract

Richard Gonzmart discusses the Columbia Restaurant's partners and bakeries, as well as the creation of certain Columbia dishes, such as Spanish Bean Soup and the Cuban sandwiches. He comments on the role of family members and key employees in the business and the importance of partnering with other family businesses. The expansion of the restaurant in the early years, the adoption of Don Quixote as a mascot, and his role in the recovery of the company after his father's death are also discussed.

Keywords

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

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1 sound file (140 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 Spanish Restaurant Oral History Project

Identifier

C57-00014

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