Ever wonder what might have been, had you done this or not done that? Of course. But how about those fortunate enough to have been born into a successful family business, where one’s destiny is to perpetuate a legacy? What might they have done otherwise?
Well, here’s the response of Richard Gonzmart, 51, who presides over the day-to-day operations of the Columbia restaurant – and has been cooking since he was seven. He thinks nothing of traveling to Spain to research Spanish bottled water and olive oil.
“Maybe a farmer – or a coach,” says Gonzmart. “I love animals and I used to belong to the 4-H when I was a kid.” He also has coached track at the Academy of Holy Names and track and junior varsity football at Jesuit High School.