Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar, Florida
Kevin Korman has spent the last fifteen years cultivating a love of food and perfection. After studying classic French technique, he graduated from Baltimore International College in 2002. He began working in his first fine dining establishment under the watchful eye of one of the very few certified master chefs in the US, Rudy Speckhamp.
Within a short time he was promoted to sous chef and began managing and training those around him. Looking to expand his palate he began working at the Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Eatonton, GA. It was there he began thinking outside of the box and creating his own style of cooking. In the following years he moved back to Maryland to accept a position as instructor at the Lincoln Culinary Institute adding yet another dimension to his repertoire.
Rounding out his final years in Maryland, Korman served as the executive chef of Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering Company. With over seventy employees and six million in annual sales, he mastered yet another aspect of restaurant management. His unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and creativity led him to Caliza in Alys Beach, Florida to refine his style of modern American cuisine where he grew from chef de cuisine of Caliza Restaurant to executive chef of all Alys Beach outlets.
Korman has been featured on local and national television broadcasting, along with featured articles in The Local Palate magazine, Men’s Fitness, Garden and Gun, Southern Living and many others. He has also been repeatedly invited to represent South Walton Beach restaurants at a variety of notable food festivals, including the Nashville Food & Wine Festival, where he presented alongside various Food Network celebrity chefs. His ability to present a familiar dish in an unexpected way is what he is known for.
Korman’s lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant became a reality when he opened Roselie Dining & Seafood in the summer of 2016. Korman and his wife Angela have created a restaurant where fine dining meets the laid back beach life. His culinary finesse is evident on the menu at Roselie where guests will find carefully crafted items from the seafood bar, house-made pastas and plates using ingredients from local purveyors. Korman’s attention to detail and inventive take on cuisine has made Roselie Dining & Seafood an instant favorite for visitors and locals alike on the Emerald Coast.