Josh and Chelsea Savage, Owners
When you visit the cafe, one of the first things you're likely to notice is Josh's upbeat, friendly and warm demeanor. Nothing makes him quite as happy as spreading love and light to those around him. In September, 2015 he married the love of his life, Chelsea and together they have been working towards being able to achieve the dream of opening The Barn Cafe. With love at the center of all they do, Josh and Chelsea are strong believers in family and faith, and they just welcomed baby Calix in December, 2018!
Bev, also known as "Mom" to so many, is Josh's mom, as well as Christina and Joanna's mom. Bev has been one of the biggest inspirations behind the cafe. In 1994, she operated a home bakery, then known as Beverly's Bakery.
In 1995, the bakery closed due to limited space, but the seed had been sown.
Now 23 years later, Bev is back in the kitchen, helping The Barn Cafe crew learn the ropes of baking quality baked goods as well as pumping out some killer good soups! Bev has a heart of gold and the work ethic of a superwoman, and we are very blessed to have her on board! Bev is a loving mom and grandmother (yes, really!) and when she is not at the cafe, she enjoys a quiet life in Weathersfield, VT with her husband, Rick and their adorable Border Collie, Finnley.
Mikaela is a #1 worker, always finding things to do without being asked. She is dedicated to the cafe and our wonderful customers. Mikaela has rescued us on a number of occasions by coming in on days she's not scheduled to work, coming in early, or staying late to get stuff done.
Her positive attitude, warm smile, and great work ethic make her an excellent employee - and all around a great person.
The Barn Cafe Staff
Meet the people that make the magic happen at The Barn Cafe!
Christina is Bev's oldest daughter and also Josh's older sister - but only by 13 months. If you see them standing next to each other, they easily pass as twins - and many have asked if they are twins! Christina joined The Barn Cafe team as a floater - someone who does a little of everything.
She enjoys baking and working in the front-of-house the most, and her favorite part of working at the cafe is helping our customers feel welcomed and seeing them enjoying their time with us. Christina also enjoys photography and playing piano, and is most definitely a crazy cat woman and a chocoholic to the max! She has been married to her husband, Ken, who owns Computers by Ken, for 11 years, and they live in Springfield, VT with their 4 cats - Skittles, Mudgey, Lynnie, and Little One.
You won’t see Ken as much as his wife – mainly Saturdays and the occasional early morning, but he focuses on keeping things running smoothly. Perhaps he baked your muffin, made the pancake batter, or simply took your order after washing tables. At the very least, he brewed your Saturday morning coffee!
During the week, he works as the owner and operator of Computers By Ken in Springfield, VT, where he builds, repairs, and maintains computers for local residents and businesses.
The family atmosphere of the café is a lovely contrast to his regular work of fixing computers and he wishes he could be around more.
Julia is one of our fantastic all-around kitchen staff members.
She puts her whole heart into building the perfect breakfast or lunch meal. With a great sense of humor and a willingness to do anything that's asked, we are thrilled to have Julia on board with us!
In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her friends, and she loves attending church, where she does a great job serving in the audio-visual ministry nearly every week. She also enjoys photography and is a very creative individual - which we certainly appreciate here at The Barn Cafe!