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Life changed forever for Rosemary Kowalski 70 years ago today

Rosemary Kowalski

SAN ANTONIO - Many of us know how tough it is to start a small business. Well imagine jumping into the food business with no experience and more than seven decades later your creation is still going strong.

For 92-year-old Rosemary Kowalski, Friday, November 11th marks a very special anniversary. It was on this Armistice Day in 1946 (now Veterans Day) she and her late husband Henry bought a small barbecue restaurant on North Zarzamora. That business eventually morphed into a food service company called Catering by Rosemary.

Through the years Rosemary served a Pope, at least 6 U.S. presidents and the Queen of England. Today, Catering by Rosemary and it's parent company, the RK Group, are run by Rosemary's son Greg Kowalski. Not only does the company continue to serve food at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and cater numerous private events around San Antonio, it also does business in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and New Mexico.

While the business has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, Rosemary's core principles remain a key ingredient to the RK Group's success - hard work, kindness, sharing and giving back.

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