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.


New World Inn's End of Summer Special

Soak in these last days of summer with a stay in historic downtown Pensacola! Through the end of August, all rooms at New World Inn (excluding the Bridal Suite) are available at a discounted rate of $149 per night*!Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, traveling to visit family, or just want to check out … Read More

Anniversary Special! 25% Off Entrees this August

This August, Skopelos is celebrating its 58th anniversary since first opening in Pensacola, and in true Skopelos tradition, we are giving back to our guests for the entire month. As a thank you to our guests, Chef Gus Silivos is giving 25% off all lunch and dinner entrees through the entire month of August! (Please … Read More

Skopelos Wine Festival: WINES AROUND THE WORLD

SUNDAY, JULY 30th 3:00pm - 6:00pm $55 per person (+tax) Transport yourself to Italian and French villas; walk amongst the grapes of Chili; tip your glass to the aromas of New Zealand, Australia, and countless other countries. It's time for the inaugural SKOPELOS WINE FESTIVAL presents WINES AROUND THE WORLD!The doors to the Skopelos Grand Ballroom will welcome … Read More