Chefs

The Artists Behind the Food

Mike Duffy, Executive Chef

Mike Duffy has been working at Novo since 2005. He learned the restaurant trade over 16 years ago, and he keeps operations at Novo running smoothly by managing food costing, recipes, ordering, inventory, and scheduling.

Originally from Sonora, CA, in the Sierra Foothills, Mike’s food philosophy is to keep food simple and approachable. He loves the availability of fresh produce and seafood on the Central Coast, and he tries to incorporate local ingredients whenever possible on Novo’s menu.