The Shamy Story
Issac and Selma Shamy traveled to the USA in the early 1900s from Latakia, Syria. After arriving in Toledo, Issac started two Shamy’s markets downtown. When the new expressway (I-75) came through, the six Shamy brothers went on to start their own businesses. Al and Nick went to Sterling Market in Sylvania, then started the Griddle Cake Restaurant. Mike ran the Silver Kup Cafe in downtown Toledo for 49 years. Jacob, Joe’s Grandfather, teamed up with his brother Jim to run Shamy’s Furniture in downtown Toledo. They sold a high-quality product and were the masters of hospitality. Joe’s father Phil was also an amazing people person. Phil would give you the shirt off of his back and smile while doing so. Phil was hard-working, articulate, and dynamic…he was Joe’s mentor! He and Jacob were truly an inspiration.
As a young man, Joe Shamy started working at the Beirut Restaurant in the early 1980s. They taught him how to work circles around everybody! Joe went on to have a twenty-year career with Bob Evans Farms running many restaurants for them. Joe left Bob Evans in 2007 to pursue his Bachelors of Arts in Education from The Ohio State University in 2009, and his Masters of Education from the University of Findlay in 2012. After a ten-year career with Sylvania Schools and a nine-year career with Owens Community College as an Adjunct Instructor of Hospitality Arts, Joe followed in the footsteps of his forefathers and started SatPo Consulting LLC. in 2019 and Shamy’s Catering in 2020. Family is most important to Joe Shamy. EVERYONE who does business with Shamy’s Catering will feel like they are eating home-cooked food by a loving family member.
Those who have dined with Joe know what family hospitality means to him. Join us for a meal & discover the powerful experience of DISTINCTIVE CUISINE & FAMILY HOSPITALITY