be taught in regards to 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 of exercise, the Kormann household, who personal the place, determined to shut the job completely.

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 12 months there have been rumors that the standard restaurant will shut, however there was no affirmation about the way forward for the institution.

“It all the time closed on the finish of the 12 months 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 all my nephews have their jobs, and the restaurant is a compromise. There aren’t 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 in the future all of it ends,” he added.

Place grew to become 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 appreciated 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 bought 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 12 months, aged 89. He needed to cease as a result of sickness. His entire life is right here, ”he mentioned.

Lately, Dona Renata has been answerable 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 occasions, he was the one who constructed the fireplace within the restaurant’s woodstove. “The cooks come right here at 7 within the morning to construct a fireplace 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 website on the age of 11, whereas he was nonetheless below the path 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 outdated. 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 diminished the frequency of dinner to solely serve lunch.

This restaurant’s busiest time is all the time 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 12 months 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 grew to become 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 all the time go away pleased with 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, reminiscent of 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

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

Orides additionally highlights the success of ‘Schuma’ with the folks of Brusque. In accordance with him, a lot of the restaurant’s prospects are all the time impolite. A satisfaction for the household. “There’s all the time that speak: one of the best duck in Brusque is eaten in Guabiruba,” he jokes.

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

“I wish to thank all of our prospects and workers. We’ve got devoted cooks and waiters, who grew up with us, who’re already pals again dwelling. Congratulations on the work you’ve got accomplished right here over time,” he concluded.

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