Stacey is new to our Nova family and has made quick work of learning the ropes. She can handle any rush, and she always finds time to be kind and gentle with guests and coworkers. Stacey’s spirit animal is a penguin because they embody her awkward humor and clumsy ways (her words, not ours.) Her favorite Nova meal is the Turkey Hash but she swings both ways between #teamsavory and #teamsweet.
Zach is a treasure in the kitchen. He works thoughtfully and carefully, and keeps us giggling. We adore his goofball humor, quick wit and optimistic attitude. His spirit animal is Seth Rogan, obvs. His favorite Nova meal is Biscuits & Gravy for Players, and he’s on #teamswavory, because... pineapple. When he’s not working at Nova, he plays guitar and collects wax from cheesewheels for his extensive wax statue collection.
Wyatt is new to our Nova family, and he has delighted us all with his enthusiasm and dedication. He’s an eager beaver, and we’re all so proud of how quickly he’s learning and growing with us. Wyatt’s kind, positive energy uplifts coworkers and guests alike. His spirit animal is a golden retriever, because they’re smart and loyal. He’s from Alaska (not Canada as many assume.)
Charlie “BOH” Carpenter is a gentleman and a scholar. His spirit animal is an owl, because they’re rad-tastic. He started with us at the Nova Café as a “hydra-ceramic technician” and was quickly promoted to prep cook. Over the span of his employment, Charlie has shown an outstanding work ethic and passion to learn. Charlie is a brilliant young man with a shining future in front of him.
Mike started in the kitchen at Nova and is now Executive Chef for all of our restaurants. His spirit animal is a snow goose because they are wise, patient, and sensitive leaders. His favorite Nova meal is the Korean BBQ Burger and he’s almost always #teamsavory.
Jans is a new addition to the team at Nova but no stranger to us, having previously worked at our sister restaurant Feed Cafe. His spirit animal is a labrador retriever, because they are easily distracted, enthusiastic eaters and the epitomy of goofy. His fave dish is the Tom Avo on rye - he’s #teamsavory all the way.
Lindsay is a firecracker. She’s got sugar AND swagger, and she can work a room like no one else. Her spirit animal has the head of a bird (head always in the clouds), the body of a cat (agile) and the heart of a sloth (goofy.) When she’s not working, she’s knitting, playing outside, writing short stories or hanging with her cat Edgar McWinklebean.
Stephanie, aka Chefanie, is a sous chef here at Nova - the backbone of and support system of the kitchen. Her spirit animal is a bear because of its strength, confidence and healing abilities. Her favorite Nova dish changes every week, but she’s usually a member of #teamsavory.
Allison’s spirit animal is a redwood tree because it’s tall and strong, just like her. Allison has an almost indescribable gift that we just call “it.” She is unflappable, patient, and cares endlessly for her Nova family. Allison minds the details for us, encourages her coworkers, and inspires us all to work a little harder, simply by example. She’s special to each of us, and always takes the time to let us know we’re special to her, too.