Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Title

Jim Garris

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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew T.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2006-12-07

Publication Date

5-6-2008

Abstract

Jim Garris, Operations Manager, Columbia Restaurant Ybor City, discusses the restaurant's history. The interview begins with a discussion of how Mr. Garris met Casey Gonzmart (late 1980's) and Mr. Garris' initial impressions of him. Mr. Garris describes his first position with the Columbia Restaurant as an assistant manager of the Sand Key location (December, 1989), and discusses the Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook , noting that Richard Gonzmart was instrumental in making the restaurant the commercial success it is today. The interview continues with a brief personal history of Mr. Garris and ends with a discussion of current (2006) management policies at the various restaurant locations.

Keywords

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

Description

1 sound file (67 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

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

C57-00008

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