be taught concerning the historical past of Restaurante Schumacher, who ended his actions in Guabiruba

The standard Churrascaria e Restaurante Schumacher, from Guabiruba, opened for the final time on December 23, 2022. After 60 years in operation, the Kormann household, who personal the venue, determined to completely shut the job.

The official determination to finish “Schuma”, thus the identify of the place, was taken at a household assembly that was held on Thursday (19/10). Since late final yr there have been rumors that the normal restaurant will shut, however there was no affirmation about the way forward for the institution.

“It at all times closed on the finish of the yr for a couple of weeks, after which my brother Valdir, who runs the restaurant, determined he did not need it anymore. I am additionally of a sure age and my nephews all have their jobs, and eating places are a compromise. There are not any Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, so we determined to not open anymore. We’ll promote it,” mentioned Orides Kormann, son of proprietor Renata Schumacher Kormann, a restaurateur.

“It is unhappy for me to stroll down the road and see it closed, it is a heavy feeling, however sooner or later all of it ends,” he added.

Place turned well-known for serving stuffed duck | Photograph: Wendel Rudolfo

The historical past of Guabiruba’s most well-known institution begins in 1962, when Osvaldo Schumacher opened a steakhouse serving hen and barbecue. The brand new restaurant started to draw not solely residents of the small city, however particularly these from Brusque, who got here on Saturdays and Sundays to have lunch there.

“After some time, my grandma began making duck and other people preferred it, so she added macaroni, sauerkraut, eisbein so the restaurant received loyal prospects,” mentioned Orides, former mayor of Guabiruba.

Osvaldo ran the restaurant for a time, then handed it on as an inheritance to his son Alcino. “It did not work anymore and my grandfather later offered it”.

Restaurant final opened on December 23 | Photograph: Wendel Rudolfo/O Município

It was Orides’ dad and mom who purchased the restaurant in 1974: Renata Schumacher and Harry Kormann. “My father labored till he died 4 years in the past, and my mom till early final yr, aged 89. He needed to cease as a result of sickness. His complete life is right here, ”he mentioned.

In recent times, Dona Renata has been accountable for the kitchen. He determined to go all the way down to the restaurant early each morning to get issues below management, together with, many instances, he was the one who constructed the hearth within the restaurant’s woodstove. “The cooks come right here at 7 within the morning to construct a hearth and warmth the range, however after they arrive, mom has already lit it, she likes to do it a lot.”

Since Dona Renata’s departure, the restaurant has been below the duty of her son, Valdir Kormann. Alternatively, Orides helps on the busiest days.


The eldest of 5 youngsters, Orides has fond recollections of the restaurant. He began working on the web site on the age of 11, whereas he was nonetheless below the route of his grandfather.

“I got here to assist. First he collects glasses, then he serves folks. I lived till I used to be 14 years previous. Then I went to work at Iresa’s after which I went to the restaurant on Saturday and Sunday. So it was till I turned 18, once I determined to journey to Germany. I stayed away for years and once I got here again it belonged to my dad and mom and I helped out on the weekends.”

Orides Kormann began working in a restaurant on the age of 11 | Photograph: Wendel Rudolfo/O Município

Initially, ‘Schuma’ was open for lunch and dinner most days. Over time, the restaurant decreased the frequency of dinner to solely serve lunch.

This restaurant’s busiest time is at all times on weekends, particularly on Sundays. With a corridor with a capability of 356 folks, on Sunday it may be virtually full. “I keep in mind one yr on Mom’s Day we served 485 folks. That is lots of people.”

Shuma success

After Renata and Harry received into the enterprise, the restaurant’s flagship turned German specialties. Stuffed duck and eisbein (pork’s knee) are appreciated by many, not solely residents of Guabiruba or Brusque, however from a number of cities in Brazil and even in different international locations, who at all times go away proud of the hospitality of the place and the great meals.

A number of well-known folks had the chance to benefit from the ‘Schuma’ duck from Guabiruba, corresponding to presenter Ratinho, goalkeeper Cássio, from Corinthians, the band Mamonas Assassinas, whereas acting at Brusque in 1995, amongst varied well-known singers and personalities.

Goalkeeper Cássio, from Corinthians, turns into a buyer at restaurant | Photograph: Disclosure

“At any time when different governors, deputies or politicians come to Brusque, they at all times take them to eat right here as a result of it’s a vacationer spot within the metropolis. It’s at all times a pleasure for us.”

Orides additionally highlights the success of ‘Schuma’ with the folks of Brusque. In keeping with him, a lot of the restaurant’s prospects are at all times impolite. A pleasure for the household. “There’s at all times that speak: the most effective duck in Brusque is eaten in Guabiruba,” he jokes.

For Orides, what was missing essentially the most was buyer contact. “What I like essentially the most are the purchasers. Arrive and see happy and completely happy prospects. Your prospects already know what you want, what you’ll order, what you’ll take. Many I put in automobile seats after they had been youngsters after which I put their youngsters and grandchildren in automobile seats. We serve generations. It is unhappy to finish, nevertheless it’s for the most effective,” he mentioned.

“I need to thank all of our prospects and workers. We’ve got devoted cooks and waiters, who grew up with us, who’re already mates again residence. Congratulations on the work you might have performed right here over time,” he concluded.

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