About Joe's Homemade Cafe

Chef Ted "Joe" Paskevich

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Chef Ted “Joe” Paskevich’s life motto is” Marking the Extraordinary from the Ordinary! Friends describe Ted as a great guy who makes a gourmet meal from a cup of flour and an apron string! Ted won the 2012 Ronald McDonald House’s Battle of the Bakers award- for his Luscious Lemon Cheesecake. Of Belarusian heritage this second generation American was born in Youngstown, Ohio.

Ted began his professional career by working in the Interior Design industry. At the tender age of 21 he was overseeing 56 stores for visual merchandising. Later he developed his own line of furniture and opened showrooms across the USA. Ted’s interior design work was published four times in Architectural Digest, as well as in Palm Beach Life, Interior Design Magazine and in the book, Spectacular Homes of South Florida. His lifelong love of fine food, developed into a business when he opened his first gourmet fine dining restaurant in Ohio. After years of cold winters, he came to his senses and moved to Savannah. Ted holds a BA in Commercial Art from Youngtown State University. His Ardsley Park home in Savannah is ruled by Copperfield and Ernie, his two felines.

Ted’s passions include: the movie, Elephant Walk, favorite beverage is Green Tea and most admired person is Leonardo Da Vinci. Ted’s secret guilty pleasure is his own homemade Hot Fudge Banana Sundae made with coffee ice cream   He recently founded the Savannah Ohio Buckeyes,  (SOB)  the social club  for Ohio folks living in the Southern Hostess City. Ted is enjoying sharing his love of fine food and artistic catering skills with the Savannah community.

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Don Holland, Co-Owner

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Don Holland, is a native southerner, born in Hickory, NC. He holds a Doctorate in Education from Argosy University as well as a BA & MA in Political Science from Appalachian State University. Don worked for the 7 years for the Boy Scouts of America in NC, SC and GA. He left the Boy Scouts to join South University where he worked for 19 years, starting as an adjunct  professor teaching American Government and advancing to the position of Director of Career Services. Don is most proud of one lifetime achievement: “Being Dad to an amazing daughter, Heather !

Don’s secret guilty pleasures are Checker’s Chili Cheeseburger, Seasoned Fries and Strawberry Milkshake and attending  Rodeos. He has a pit-bull dog named “Sweetheart” and a cat named “Hannah of Savannah“ ! Don resides in Ardsley Park and can frequently be found at the Habersham YMCA, and BarFood where he enjoys Dirty Martini (Bombay Sapphire) with three olives stuffed with Bleu cheese.

Passionate about art and history he is an active member of the Telfair Museum and is planning a trip to Russia to visit the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Don handles the Community Outreach & Catering Sales for Joe’s Homemade. His professional memberships include the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Savannah, First City Network, NuBarter, the Tourism Leadership Council, Georgia Restaurant Association, Small Business Chamber, Downtown Business Association, South of Derenne Association, and The Islands Networking Club. Call Don today to arrange your next amazing catering event!

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Sweetheart Holland

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We found beautiful girl 6 years ago in middle of the road in front of the Montgomery Street Post Office. She was trying to eat the contents of a fast food bag that had been discarded by a careless individual. Normally, I would shun any type of littering, however, providentially it was this act that caused our car to stop and help the pitiful looking creature. Cars were whipping by and she was in eminent danger of being hit at any moment. I picked her up in my arms. Her brown pitiful eyes had great pain in them. She then collapsed from starvation. Her look was “do with me as you will.” She was rushed to an emergency veterinarian clinic where we were given grim news. She was malnourished almost to the point of death.  A rope still clung around her neck where she had broken free. Her back was scared from the fighting she was forced to endure.  She had heart worms. Also, someone had placed a device in her mouth to spread it open to make her more competitive in fighting.
 
Her wounds were healed and the heartworms treated. The rope and mouth device were removed. The dog, being of a gentle and loving nature was named her Sweetheart by our 12 year old daughter. Not knowing her birth date or exact age, it was decided that we would celebrate it on February 14th(the day for all “Sweethearts”)


Mechelle A. Green

Director of Jozef's Fine Catering

MechelleMechelle A. Green has been described as someone who “Can make a rainy day appear to be a sunny day!” She is a native of the beautiful city of Savannah and is affiliated with One of a Kind Ministries in Rincon, Georgia where she serves as the Associate Pastor and provides meals for 75 needy families per month. Mechelle is also the founder and CEO of Agape Consulting, Inc., and a member of the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women). Her educational journey includes Richard Arnold High School, Savannah Technical College, and Walden University where she is currently pursuing a B.S. in Human Services. Mechelle's background includes catering family reunions to wedding receptions with cooking styles ranging from southern cooking to gourmet. Her personal specialty is Southern Banana Pudding. Her love of cooking derived from "...having to learn to stretch meals" within a large family at a very young age.
 
Mechelle enjoys cooking, spending time with family, meditating, and relaxing to the sound of God’s words. She counts her personal relationship with God as her greatest accomplishment. Her favorite movie is Titanic - the unconditional love the main characters share simply touches her heart. Mechelle is passionate about any new artistic endeavor projects - witnessing a mere thought manifest into a tangible completion brings her great joy. Currently she indulges in gourmet chocolate goodies while working on planning a trip to Jerusalem.

 

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