Our Chefs


Gus Silivos

Executive Chef and Director of Operations
Executive Chef and Director of Operations, Gus Silivos

Pensacola Celebrity Chef

Chef Silivos has been serving up great Southern food with a Mediterranean flair for most of his life. From working in the family restaurant as a boy, to attending the Culinary Institute of America, to running a family of Pensacola’s culinary favorites, Chef Silivos is deeply committed to preparing and serving the best the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Chef Silivos is most widely known for his years at the helm of the iconic Pensacola restaurant, Skopelos on the Bay, as well as local favorites Scenic 90 Café and Nancy’s on Scenic Highway.

Chef Silivos now serves as the Executive Chef and Director of Operations for the newly partnered Skopelos at New World and New World Inn.


Brandon Melton

Chef de Cuisine

Brandon Melton, Chef de Cuisine

A Southern Boy in his Southern Ways

Growing up here on the Gulf Coast, Christopher Brandon Melton found a love for great seafood and Southern delicacies as well as all things down home through his big family upbringing.

A passion for cooking was sparked early in his childhood and lead Melton to attend Pensacola Junior College’s Culinary Program. This opened the doors for him to work with some of the finest Chefs along the Gulf Coast.

Raised by wonderful parents and grandparents who all love to cook, Melton’s family gave him a plethora of knowledge about good country cooking. Melton uses this knowledge and a fire for culinary creativity to provide great food in a charming way to the Pensacola area.


7 Course Vegan Wine Dinner

Thursday, February 8th | 6:30pm Chef de Cuisine Takara Smith and the Skopelos Culinary Team are proud to present our highly anticipated Chef's Tasting Experience: The Vegan Wine Dinner. Over 7 courses, experience the depth of vegan flavors with a specialty deconstructed pot pie, vegan cheese tasting, seitan en croute, and more, with each course meticulously … Read More

Valentine's Day at Skopelos

Whether you're wooing your loved one with lunch or dinner, let Skopelos at New World help set the romantic scene on Wednesday, February 14th. Lunch service will be available from 11:00am until 3:00pm featuring our traditional lunch menu. A special dinner service will then be served until 10:00pm featuring the below specialty menu created by … Read More

Valentine's Day Special with Skopelos & New World Inn

Why Stop with Dinner? Skopelos & New World Inn are setting the scene for a romantic Valentine's Day night in the heart of downtown Pensacola.Enjoy a delicious, intimate dinner at Skopelos at New World, where you can select from our award-winning wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, delicious appetizers and entrees, and delectable desserts. After dinner, walk down … Read More