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Employee of the Month: Stephanie

fearless leader of the kitchen, Stephanie, aka Chefanie, leads with strong guidance and efficiency. She is dedicated, reliable, hard working, creative and talented. She takes pride in serving a killer breakfast to all of our customers and she works hard to keep our specials creative, colorful and locally sourced whenever possible.

Chefanie’s spirit animal is a wolf because she loves and leads her pack. Her favorite Nova meal is Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and she’s on #teamsavory.

Employee of the Month: Amanda


Amanda, aka Panda Bear, has been working at the Nova for over 5 years! She is always a pleasure to be around. She brings joy to her co-workers with her laughs, jokes and nicknames. Her spirit animal is a ninja butterfly because she loves to sneak up behind people and make them smile. 

Employee of the Month: Rachael

Rachael is our cheery weekend host. Her great attitude shines brightly and she always wears a smile even before having her morning latte. She is from Livingston, but her spirit animal is from much further a field - her coworkers say she is a gazelle because she is silent and swift. 

Employee of the Month: Jess

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.

Employee of the Month: Andrew B.

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.