Jess “The Proclaimer” started at the Nova Caféminimal line experience but has become a griddle master in no time flat. Originally from Michigan, she attends MSU full-time and works full-time - no easy feat.
Her spirit animal is a pug, because pugs are freakin’ awesome. When not at work or school, she plays the ukelele and Pokemon Go. Her favorite Nova meal is, well, anything made by Chefanie - and she plays on both #teamsavory and #teamsweet.
Andrew B., aka Kandy, grew up in Livingston. Hs spirit animal is a panda, because they’re chill. When he’s not working he loves to be outside. He’s a member of #teamsavory and his favorite Nova meal is the Breakfast Burrito. Wise beyond his years, he is a critical-thinker, innovative problem solver and work horse. He is self-motivated, positive, intelligent, thorough, funny, fun and a fountain of random and interesting facts.
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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.