Chef Jason Klingensmith
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.
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.