I am curious if interior epoxy paints can be used to cover wood kitchen cabinets for a durable gloss finish?
Yes, epoxy paint will work well. A good epoxy paint will cure to a hard shiny finish, very resistant to cleaners and general use. A good 2-part water based epoxy will be the easiest to use.
The only challenges is brushing and rolling. Epoxies can be a bit thick and sticky, adding a little water to water-based epoxies should help, plus you will have a limited amount is time to apply, read the manufacture specs for this information. You still need to follow the basic steps for prep including priming.