Columbia Restaurant Receives “Fresh From Florida Century Of Excellence” Award

 

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam presents the “Century of Excellence” award to Columbia fourth generation owner Richard Gonzmart, joined by former governor Bob Martinez.  The award, part of the Fresh from Florida campaign, marks the Columbia's use of state produce and the upcoming menu for Gonzmart’s new restaurant, Ulele.
State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam presents the “Century of Excellence” award to Columbia fourth generation owner Richard Gonzmart, joined by former governor Bob Martinez. The award, part of the Fresh from Florida campaign, marks the Columbia’s use of state produce and the upcoming menu for Gonzmart’s new restaurant, Ulele.

Conscious Capitalism Florida would like to congratulate Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and it’s CEO, a shining example of a Conscious Capitalism practitioner, Richard Gonzmart for receiving the “Fresh From Florida Century of Excellence” Award.

In January Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented the “Fresh From Florida Century of Excellence” Award to Gonzmart, a fourth generation family member operating the legendary Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

The Columbia Restaurant received the award from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for more than 100 years of stewardship and promotion of Florida’s agricultural and seafood products.

“Because of the hard work, passion and commitment of the Hernandez-Gonzmart family, the Columbia Restaurant is a Florida landmark,” said Commissioner Putnam. “We are proud to recognize the Columbia Restaurant with the ‘Fresh From Florida Century of Excellence’ Award for more than a century of world class service, success and promotion of Florida agriculture and seafood.”

Read more on the Columbia Restaurant website.

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