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

Americas | March 2022

Charleston Food & Wine

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Charleston, South Carolina
Europe | May 2022

Taste Of Piedmont

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
Europe

Celebrating Umbria

Celebrating our CEO's birthday
Assisi, Trevi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello...
Americas

Taste Of Oregon

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Portland, Cannon Beach, Willamette
Europe

Taste Of Piedmont

With Chef Kevin Fonzo
Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
Africa | March 2022

Taste Of South Africa

Food, Wine & Safari
Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger...
Europe | June 2022

A Taste Of Provence

Home Region of our CEO
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and...
Europe | June 2022

A Taste Of Provence

Encore Edition
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and...
Art in Voyage
Europe | July 2022

Food, Wine & Lavender

Provence for foodies and winos
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and...
Europe | August 2022

Taste Of Spain

Rioja & San Sebastian
Taste of Mykonos, by Art In Voyage
Europe | September 2022

Taste Of Mykonos

Wine, Dine, Sail & Soak
Mykonos, Greece
Europe | April 2023

Feast Of The Senses

A Portugal Food & Wine Experience
Douro Valley