Chef Kevin Fonzo

Executive Chef & Senior Journey Director

A native of New York City, Chef Kevin Fonzo received his culinary training starting at the young age of fifteen while working in a country inn in upstate New York.

At twenty one years of age, Kevin became one of the youngest managers in Peabody history to run their own outlet. He quickly was promoted to Chef of the Italian restaurant, “Capriccio”, where he earned the “Best Brunch in Orlando” award from “Glamour Magazine” and was featured on Orlando’s Noon Day News.

As the owner of K for the past 14 years (which he recently sold to focus on travel and his culinary foundation), Kevin has won almost every award in Orlando from “Neighborhood Gem” to “Best Restaurant in Orlando”. As one of “America’s Top Restaurants” in Zagat, his restaurant has been featured in “Bon Appetit Magazine”, “Nation’s Restaurant News”, “Orlando Leisure”, “Florida Trend”, ”The Orlando Sentinel”, and Kevin was added into “Orlando’s Dining Hall of Fame” from “Orlando Magazine”

Kevin was also honored by The James Beard Foundation in 2010 by being nominated for “Best Chef Southeast”. Kevin has been invited three times to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City.

In 2013, Chef Emeril Lagasse visited K Restaurant as part of his “Emeril’s Florida” TV show focusing on Florida restaurants and chefs. Hearing about what Chef Kevin was doing at “The Edible Schoolyard at O.J.A” he visited the school the very next day. Impressed with the program Kevin started, The Emeril Lagasse Foundation partnered with him in building a new kitchen house/classroom. The new building recently opened and his a tremendous success.

Journeys with Kevin

Art in Voyage
Europe | September 2021

Taste Of Tuscany

With a Chef & a Fairy
Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Florence
Art in Voyage
Only one room left
Africa | March 2021

Taste Of South Africa

A Food & Wine Experience
Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger National Park
Taste of Piedmonte, with Chef Fonzo
Europe | May 2021

Taste Of Piedmont

Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
Highlights and Delights of the Pacific Northwest, by Art In Voyage
Americas | August 2021

Highlights & Delights:

The Pacific Northwest
Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Friday Harbor & Snoqualmie
Art in Voyage
Europe | June 2021

A Taste Of Provence

Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
Art in Voyage
Americas | March 2021

Charleston Food & Wine

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Charleston, South Carolina
Taste of Oregon, with Art In Voyage
Americas | July 2021

Taste Of Oregon

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Portland, Cannon Beach, Willamette
Art in Voyage
Europe | June 2021

A Taste Of Provence

Encore Edition
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more