Kitchen on San Marco Opens In Grand Style

Apr 14, 2015

Kitchen on San Marco, a gastropub, recently began welcoming guests in its Jacksonville location. The restaurant hosted several events to celebrate the opening including VIP Night March 30, where select media, travel/tourism representatives, Virginia College faculty and administration, and ECA executives attended.

Pictured left, Kitchen on San Marco team and ECA executives. L to R: Dale Alwine, KOSM Manager; Mike Burkett, President, Virginia College in Jacksonville; Jack Clark, Group President, Virginia College; Ryan Reynolds, KOSM Executive Chef; Eve Markowicz, KOSM General Manager; Rob Landman, Vice President, Retail; John Schuman, Group President, Virginia College; and James Leafgreen, Regional HR Director.

Pictured right: Chef Ryan Randolph with Jacksonville Culinard Program Director Bob Henry.


Pictured left, Rob Landman, Eve Markowicz, Chef Ryan Randolph.

Pictured right, L-R: Virginia College in Jacksonville Culinard Chefs Christiana Gifford-Barnett, Paul Zito and Courtney McKnight.

Sample food from the Kitchen on San Marco Menu, L-R: Fresh catch of the day; Florida Baby Greens, Pickled Shrimp with comeback sauce, Local Beet Salad; Bone Marrow Two Ways: Foie gras brulee/chimichurri roast.

On March 31, Kitchen on San Marco continued its opening week festivities with an event for members of the Ronald McDonald House’s Red Shoe Crew to raise funds for the organizations capital campaign. Guests enjoyed Chef’s selection passed hors D’ouvres, and wine or beer from the gastropub’s wide and varied collection of local and craft beers. All profits from the sold out event were donated to the organization.

The event began with a ribbon cutting.

Standing behind the blue ribbon L-R: Ryan Reynolds, KOSM Executive Chef; Carol Harrison, Eve Markowicz, Diane Boyle and Rob Landman. From Ronald McDonald House: Annie Tutt, Christina Mershell. Standing behind the bar, L-R: Fifi Gill, Kitchen on George; Craig Parker, General Manager, Kitchen on George; Dale Alwine, KOSM Manager; Justin Spears, General Manager, Century Restaurant; Kasey McCluskey, KOSM; Peter Hillyer, Manager, Century Restaurant.

“We are proud to sponsor the Ronald McDonald House and plan to be a long term partner in their efforts to provide a safe haven for families and children in need,” said Eve Markowicz, General Manager, Kitchen on San Marco.

Those sentiments were echoed by Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Diane Boyle who thanked the Kitchen on San Marco team and led a rousing round of applause for Executive Chef Ryan Reynolds.

Pictured left, L-R: Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Diane Boyle and board members Taylor Belshause and Carol Harrison.

Pictured right, L-R: Marcie Grabert and Craig Parker from Kitchen on George and Eve Markowicz.


Guests enjoy the festivities. Foreground: Justin Spears.