Hamilton's Kitchen in Winter Park

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Welcome to Hamilton's Kitchen, our Restaurant in downtown Winter Park, FL offering a distinct Central Florida culinary experience fusing locally sourced ingredients with the rustic, open-table charm of a bygone era. Here you will discover traditional Southern fare, prepared with a modern twist and served in a warm setting that brings together friends, family and the greater Winter Park community.

Named in honor of Hamilton Holt, president of Rollins College from 1925 to 1949, our restaurant and lounge embodies one man's pursuit of innovation, quality design and philanthropy. Even Hamilton's eccentricities are on display in our dining room, where different styles of chairs pay homage to his unique brand of hospitality. As the story goes, the iconic ninth president - who lived just a few blocks away - had a habit of inviting too many people to his home for dinner gatherings. "If you can find a chair," he would say," you're welcome in my kitchen." 

Indeed our kitchen is steeped in history. But it's how we are carrying on Hamilton's legacy that truly creates a lasting impact. Whether staying at The Alfond Inn or simply savoring a glass of wine, your patronage supports scholarships for students to attend Rollins College, one of the nation's premier liberal arts institutions.

Hamilton's Kitchen is an inviting space where new relationships can be forged and friendships can be maintained over food and drink – just as they were by the family hearth.

Located in our downtown Winter Park hotel, Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant serves Brunch and Dinner seven days a week. See our menus for hours.

Chef Jason Klingensmith

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A Miami, FL native and formerly longtime Executive Chef of The Country Club of Orlando, Jason Klingensmith brings a decidedly Central Florida approach to The Alfond Inn and Hamilton’s Kitchen.

Chef Klingensmith is a graduate of Southeastern Academy Culinary School and defines his food as “modern American, artistically prepared on the plate.”

His inspiration is deeply rooted in Florida where he has spent his career teaching and perfecting an approach to cooking that is based on a continual quest for growth and new ideas.

It’s an apt philosophy for the Rollins College and Winter Park community.


Chef Jason Klingensmith

Sommelier David Pennisi

David is an advanced Sommelier with the court of Master Sommeliers and has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry beginning in the mid-nineties working in the lab at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa.

Born in Chicago and raised in Orlando, David has managed and consulted for several restaurants including Emeril’s and Le Coq Au Vin, receiving Wine Spectator’s awards for 5 different wine programs and the Best of Award of Excellence for Emeril’s.  David worked in state, regional and national distribution and importing of premium European wines. 


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