Join the Pitabilities Team!

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Jim Pashovich

Owner

Favorite Pita:  The BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato), with grilled onions, mozzarella cheese, Bella sauce, and jalapenos---but my favorite changes all the time!

Jim has been running mobile restaurants since 1986, starting with pushcart at the corner of Broad and High in Downtown Columbus. At that time, Derik’s Gyros was the first cart to serve gyros in Columbus. “To me, seeing a smile on someone’s face enjoying great food is the best compliment I can receive.” Says Jim. In 1994, Jim changed the name of the carts to Skyward Grille and expanded to 8 carts, employing 14 staff members. In 2010, he saw the growing excitement with the food truck industry and decided to build a truck---and Pitabilities was born! 

If you ask Jim what has been the key to his success, he would tell you it has been his faith in God and the support of his family. He has been married to Julie for 30 years and they have 4 children.  This past year, their family has grown with their oldest two sons getting married to wonderful young women—Jessica and Kayla.  And their favorite pitas are:  The Teriyaki Chicken.

ServSafe® Certification in Food Protection.

 

 
 

ServSafe®

All of our employees have at least a Level One Certification in Food Protection(PIC) and all members of the management team have their ServSafe® Manager Certification.

 

Bill Smith
General Manager

Favorite Pita:  Classic Greek Gyro, loaded all the way with extra Bella sauce and banana peppers.

Bill has worked in the restaurant industry since high school and has a Culinary Arts and Business degree. He is married and enjoys gardening and playing disc gulf. 

ServSafe® Manager Certification in Food Protection.

Brian Merritt
Truck Manager Pita I 

Favorite Pita:  New Delhi with grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeños and Bella sauce.

Brian has been working with Jim for about 17 years.  He has 2 children, loves to cook, sing and practice martial arts.

ServSafe® Manager Certification in Food Protection.

Jason Pietsmeyer
Truck Manager Pita II

Favorite Pita: Buffalo Chicken with onions, mushrooms, lettuce, mozzarella, light feta and Bella sauce. 

Jason has been with the Pita team for over 4 years.  He was promoted to the position of Assistant Manager in July 2015 and Truck Manager later in the year.   He is also a co-founder of the man scouts. An non-profit organization for fostering Brotherhood between Men by conquering Challenges and participating in Social Events. Jason is married and enjoys movies, trivia, karaoke and comic books. 

ServSafe® Manager Certification in Food Protection.

Harry Neely
Truck Manager Pita III

Favorite Pita:  Greek Gyro with grilled onions, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, black olives and Bella sauce. 

Harry came aboard in May 2016 as truck manager of Pita III. He is married and enjoys cooking, music (Plays Tuba), art, history and literature, travel and meeting new people. Harry has plans to open his own restaurant named Harry's Home Plate!

ServSafe® Manager Certification in Food Protection.

Emily Speegle
Asst Truck Manager Pita I 

Favorite Pita:  BBQ Chicken with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, El Yucateca hot sauce and Bella sauce.  

Emily has been with Pitabilities since 2016 is currently studying at Columbus State. She loves cats, enjoys hiking and camping. 

Level 1 food safety certification. 

Chad Chapman 
Asst. Manager Pita II

Favorite Pita:  

Chad has been with Pitabilities since February 2016. 

Level 1 Food Safety Certification. 

Teri Frye
Asst. Manager Pita III 

Favorite Pita:  Original Gyro with Tikka Masalla Sauce, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato and Bella sauce.

Terri has worked on the Pita crew for over 3 years and loves the team members and the people she gets to meet on a daily basis.  Her favorite thing is spending time with her four grandkids.

Level 1 food safety certification.

Robert Schmidt 
Roving Manager 

Favorite Pita:  Buffalo/BBQ chicken pita with mozzarella cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.

Robert has been with Pitabilities since March 2015, he has taken the roll of filling in for all three truck as our roving manager. He is married and enjoys computers and games as well as going to church. 

Level 1 food safety certification.

Josiah Pashovich
Grill Master

Favorite Pita:  Philly with onion, mushrooms, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers and Bella sauce. 

Josiah is the youngest son of Jim and Julie and has worked in the family business since he was 15 years old.  Josiah loves to play football, video games, and create new sandwiches. He wants to travel and be a missionary. 

Level 1 Food Safety Certification.

Nate Combs 
Pita Sandwich Artist 

Favorite Pita:  New Delhi Gyro with lettuce, tomato and cucumbers.

Nate has been with Pitabilities since 2016 and loves meeting new guest every day. He enjoys film and games with his biggest accomplishment of running a half marathon.

Level 1 food safety certification.

Tricia Runnels 
Pita sandwich artist

Favorite Pita:  Buffalo chicken pita with grilled onions, feta cheese, green eyed monster sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and banana peppers.  

Tricia has been with Pitabilities for 3 years in many rolls. She is mother of 2 boys and enjoys cooking, gardening, and being outside in nature. 

Level 1 food safety certification.

Derrick Finneran
Grill Master

Favorite Pita:  New Delhi chicken pita with nothing on it. 

Derrick has been with Pitabilities for a little over a year coming from Little Ceasers , he enjoys the family atmosphere and loves Pitas.

Level 1 Food Safety Certification.

Scott Holton 
Grill Master 

Favorite Pita:  New Delhi Ripper Dog, mozzarella cheese.

Scott has been with Pitabilities since 2016, he is father of 3 and enjoys cooking, family and making money. 

Level 1 food safety certification.

Kyle Phillips 
Grill Master

Favorite Pita:  New Delhi Gyro, with grilled banana peppers, feta and Bella sauce.  

Kyle has been with Pitabilities for over a year and enjoys cooking and making people laugh. He has performed at the Funny Bone! 

Level 1 food safety certification.

Heinz Tschannen
Grill Master

Favorite Pita:  Classic Greek Gyro, with grilled onions, feta, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives and Bella Sauce. 

Heinz has been a part of Pitabilities over the past 3 years. He is from Switzerland and father of two children. Heinz has been a chef for over 20 years and enjoys hiking. One of his biggest accomplishments was hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  

Level 1 Food Safety Certification.

Kendall Bohlen
Pita Sandwich Artist

Kendall has worked the summers with Pitabilities for two years as she was attending college. 

Level 1 Food Safety Certification.

Joe Smith 
Grill Master

Favorite Pita: Chicken Club with lettuce and Bella sauce.

Joe joined the Pitabilities Family 2017 and has been a drive and grill master. He enjoys building ships in a bottle.

Level 1 food safety certification.

Harold Lamping
Pita Sandwich Artist

Harold is the newest addition to the Pitabilities Family, learning the food truck world and soon to be a driver.

Mike Adams 
Pita sandwich Artist

Favorite Pita: Philly steak pita, with grilled onion, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, Bella sauce.

Mike has been a part of the team since October 2016 helping out where needed. He enjoys good food, good drinks and good music. 

Level 1 food safety certification.

Leanna Sweeney 

Pita Sandwich Artist

Favorite Pita:  Chicken pita with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and Bella sauce.   

Leanna has been with Pitabilities on a part time bases for over a year and helps out on weekends. She has earned two degrees in culinary arts and restaurant management. Her current full-time position is chef at Meals-on-wheels.  

ServSafe® Manager Certification in Food Protection.

Brianna Montes
Pita Sandwich Artist

Bri has been with Pitabilities on a part time basis for over a year, she is always willing to help out when ever needed.

Level 1 Food Safety Certification

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Julie Pashovich
Team Mom

My Favorite Pita: Scrambled Eggs with Chicken, Mozzarella, Onions, and Bella Sauce

Julie has been married to Jim for 30 years. She works as an Administrative Assistant at the Ohio State School for the Blind. Julie is what keeps our family and business together. Her loving and nurturing spirit makes her a valuable part of the Pitabilities family, by taking time to sit and talk, encourage and uplift all our spirits.

Kayla Pashovich
Creative Team

Favorite Pita:  Teriyaki Chicken with mozzarella, lettuce, Bella sauce

Kayla is married to Jim & Julie's son, David. Both Kayla and David are the Creative Team at Pitabilities. She graduated from the University of Akron in graphic arts in 2016 and works for Valmak in Cleveland. 

David Pashovich
Creative Director 

Favorite Pita: Buffalo chicken with the works.

David received his degree from Akron University  in Graphic Design in 2015 .  He is the son of Jim and Julie and has also worked in different capacities with the family business since he was 15 years old.  He loves experiencing the outdoors in different ways such as biking, hiking and kayaking.