AT CALIZA RESTAURANT
Chef de Cuisine Kevin Korman
Kevin has always loved to cook. He grew up near the farmland of Carroll County, just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, watching his mother and grandmother cook. There, he learned to appreciate what farm-to-table food could be.
Korman graduated from Baltimore International College in 2002 and was chosen as one of the top seven students in his graduating class for the school’s honors internship program. He honed his growing culinary skills under the watchful eye of his mentor, Certified Master Chef Rudy Speckamp. During his four-year tenure with Rudy’s 2900 restaurant in Finksburg, Maryland, he had the opportunity to work with twelve other certified master chefs.
After leaving Rudy’s, he worked in Eatonton, Georgia; County Cavan, Ireland; Baltimore, Maryland; and now Alys Beach, Florida. His experience in these disparate places covers virtually every facet of the culinary industry, including restaurants, hotels, catering, retail, private chef, and culinary instruction. Acquiring experience in all of these areas was the result of deliberate choices made to broaden his expertise in his quest to follow his true passion—fine dining.
He is an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef and has won several culinary competitions. Kevin joined the Caliza team in March 2011 as a sous chef and was quickly promoted to chef de cuisine. His style of cooking is to make food approachable and familiar, yet new and exciting. He believes that when people go out to eat, whether to a restaurant or as guests of a catered event, they should be treated to something they cannot produce at home.