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Gus Silivos

Gus Silivos

Chef/Owner

Gus is the culinary artist in our kitchen and the reason our cuisine is known for being the best. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has been in the restaurant business in Pensacola for over 35 years. When Gus isn’t at Nancy’s he is overseeing his other two successful restaurants: Scenic 90 Cafe and Skopelos at New World. Gus loves what he does and you can taste it in every bite.
Alex Zukowski

Alex Zukowski

Equipment Manager

Alex has a true in-depth knowledge of catering and hospitality; working his way up through every position, he knows what it takes to make the wheels turn smoothly at an event. That is why after 14 years with this company he has taken the position as equipment manager. He keeps his finger on the pulse of each event and makes things happen! Alex graduated with a degree in Psychology and recently married the love of his life.
Macky Vellon

Macky Vellon

Event Planner

Combining a passion for planning and logistics with a unique background in event management, Macky is excited to now put her experience to use at Nancy’s Catering & Events. With an eye for detail and a love for check-lists, Macky knew that event planning was the perfect fit for her. Working on events on a grand scale, she spent three years at the Colonial Life Arena, an 18,000 seat venue in Columbia, South Carolina. Following a move to Washington, D.C., she further honed her experience at a special events venue - Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital - followed by several years of corporate planning as a member of the global events department at the Institute of International Finance. Here at Nancy’s, Macky looks forward to creating memorable and personalized events for every client.
Autumn

Autumn

Event Planner

Autumn began her hospitality journey at Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola. Here, she fell in love with going above and beyond for people and building rapport with her customers. In her final semester of college, Autumn was a personal assistant to the CEO/founder of a corporation serving eight locations across the east coast where she refined her organizational skills and attention to detail. After graduating with a bachelors in Business and Management concentration in Organizational Administration she found that her passions lie within the creativity of event planning. Autumn believes there is so much to celebrate in life and is dedicated to creating an individualized experience for all to remember
Savannah Arcadi

Savannah Arcadi

Event Planner

After graduating from Florida State University, Savannah spent nearly a decade in fashion and home decor stores cultivating her visual, design, and client service skills while planning in-store events, launch parties, and managing staffs of up to 100 employees. While she’s always loved the fast pace and constant change of retail, Savannah knew she wanted to connect more to her clients and the community. In 2013, she decided to go back to school to begin her transition into a career where she could establish strong, lasting relationships; and in 2015, she earned a master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Troy University. The desire to bring people together, her boundless creativity, love of lists, meticulous attention to detail, and design savvy ushered Savannah into event planning. As a military brat, she knows what it means to be adaptive and on her toes - ready for anything and everything. She’s always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to assure her clients are happy, relaxed, and enjoying their special day! When she’s not curating menus and coordinating events, Savannah enjoys sewing, photography, running/fitness, cooking, and beach time with her Flat Coated Retriever, Lulu.
Paul Silivos

Paul Silivos

Event Planner

Paul is our talented event and wedding consultant here at Nancy's. Raised in the restaurant business, and as our lead event planner for the past 12 years, he has mastered the art of designing, coordinating, and executing events of all kind. His knowledge and experience is a great asset for our clients whether they are planning a small intimate event or a large gala. He has a Bachelors Degree from Wake Forest University and lives in East Hill with his wife, Jasmine, and their English Mastiff, Jackson.
Suzi Pavelsek

Suzi Pavelsek

Store Manager

Suzi hails from the mid-west, she grew up in a small suburb of Chicago - St. Charles, Illinois. She circled the globe as a flight attendant for 23 years and before settling in Gulf Breeze she has called New York, Aspen and Wisconsin home. Suzi has extensive experience with planning events, she has worked as director of catering at several resorts and is certified by American Rental Association in event planning.