FOUR SEASONS RESORT ORLANDO, Disney World Resort
Fabrizo Schenardi is the executive chef at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort. Schenardi has been at the helm of the kitchens at Four Seasons Resort Orlando since its 2014 opening, overseeing six restaurants plus a large banquet operation.
A native of Italy, it’s only perfect Schenardi oversees Ravello, the Resort’s Italian restaurant, offering an open kitchen featuring a pizza oven and unique demonstration kitchen. Ravello features authentic cuisine, with some delicious, original recipes, many straight from Schenardi’s grandmother’s kitchen. Everything in Ravello is house made by Schenardi and team, with several authentic Italian ingredients, such as the imported Italian flour used in the pastas and pizza dough.
Schenardi was key to putting Capa Steakhouse on the map, creating an innovative menu featuring a mix of Spanish-style tapas with prime meats and fresh seafood. Capa, on the Resort’s 17th level, has received national acclaim, including a Wine Spectator award as well as being named to the 2016 list of 100 Best Wine restaurants in the US by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Locals attest Capa is well-known for both its incredible cuisine and service – Orlando Magazine named Capa both “Best Restaurant” and “Best Steak” in 2016. In November 2016, Schenardi and team were also honoured by being invited to cook at the exclusive James Beard House in New York.
In 2015, Schenardi received the prestigious Paolo Bertani Award for promoting Italian culinary culture, and he regularly works with Italian culinary schools on special events in Ravello. Wherever Schenardi cooks, guests can expect an inviting atmosphere led by the chef himself.
His restaurants were named by Wine Enthusiast ‘100 Best Wine Restaurants’, Orlando Magazine ‘Best Restaurant’ and ‘Best Steak’, and was a James Beard House invitee.