Owner, Juan Delgado, has been in the restaurant industry for over 35 years and has used his knowledge gained throughout the years towards owning his own restaurant. He has become experienced in international cuisine with positions such as Sous Chef at Benihana Japanese Restaurant, Kitchen and General Manager for Chevy's Fresh Mex/Rio Bravo, Kitchen Manager for The Cheesecake Factory, and owner of Gloria's Cafe Latin Restaurant. His lifelong dream was to own a restaurant close to home and Cafe Panuzzo's has fulfilled that aspiration.
"I love the fact that I am five minutes from home and I have three of my four children and niece working here. I am doing what I love and surrounded by my family, " Juan.
General Manager, Kalina Delgado has been at it for six years now upon graduating from UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality in 2013 with a degree in Event Management. Prior to graduation, Kalina gained experience in the industry while hosting and serving at Cafe Panuzzo's in addition to interning and assisting for various companies in the special events industry. She has a strong passion for hospitality and events and loves seeing the restaurant continue to evolve and grow.
Owners, Juan and Lorena Delgado, moved to Oviedo in 2000 from Dublin, California. All four of their children have grown up in Oviedo and attended Carillon Elementary, Lawton Chiles Middle School and Hagerty High School. Their oldest child was part of the first graduating class at Hagerty High School in 2009.
Giving back to the community that they have raised their family in is a major priority of theirs. If you are part of a local school or organization and would like to host a fundraiser or need donations, please contact the restaurant and ask for Kalina. We are always willing to help in some way!
Our restaurant is available for private events: rehearsal dinners, baby showers, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Please call or email for more information!
In addition to hosting events at our restaurant, we offer full-service catering options. Everything from picking up trays of food from the restaurant for smaller events, to larger scale events where we deliver, setup and provide our servers. We also offer bartending services. If interested in full-service catering, please email or call Kalina.