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

Europe

Celebrating Umbria

Celebrating our CEO's birthday
Assisi, Trevi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello...
Taste of Oregon, with Art In Voyage
Americas | July 2021

Taste Of Oregon

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Portland, Cannon Beach, Willamette
Europe | August 2021

Taste Of Piedmont

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
Art in Voyage
Europe | September 2021

Taste Of Tuscany

Hosted by Chef Fonzo
Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena,...
Art in Voyage
Americas | March 2022

Charleston Food & Wine

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Charleston, South Carolina
Africa | March 2022

Taste Of South Africa

Food, Wine & Safari
Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger...
Under The Umbrian Spell
Europe | May 2022

A Taste Of Umbria

Spring colors & scents
Assisi, Trevi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello...
Europe | June 2022

A Taste Of Provence

Home Region of our CEO
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and...
Taste of Oregon, with Art In Voyage
Americas | July 2022

Taste Of Oregon

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Portland, Cannon Beach, Willamette
Art in Voyage
Asia | August 2022

Spices Of Indonesia

Ubud & Komodo Islands
Under The Umbrian Spell
Europe | October 2022

A Taste Of Umbria

Fall Foliage & Truffles
Assisi, Trevi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello...