After more than 60 years serving up magic and memories at The Happiest Place on Earth, Carnation Café chef Oscar Martinez retired on September 27.
Oscar began working at Disneyland on December 29, 1956 — a year after the park opened. Oscar originally worked as a busboy and later a grill cook in Fantasyland quick-service locations. Moving to Carnation Café in 1967, Oscar has been a staple on Main Street, U.S.A., making famous his recipe for breakfast potatoes, and making friends of guests and fellow cast members alike.
When asked what his fondest memories were of his time at the resort, first was seeing Walt Disney walk the park. To a young Oscar, Walt Disney seemed larger than life. Thank you, Oscar, for leaving an everlasting legacy of sharing the magic.