Changes at the World’s Top Company Cafeteria

Yes, that would be at Google in Mountain View.

Rumor has it that there are quite a few departures upcoming at the search engine behemoth’s much touted employee cafes.

Executive Chef Josef Desimone is jumping ship to become Facebook‘s very first executive chef.

Another executive chef, Sean Thomas, is East Coast-bound to work at WD-50 in Manhattan, alongside molecular gastronomy wizard Wylie Dufresne.

Yet another executive chef, Nate Keller, has moved to the Google facility in San Francisco to oversee its Bridges cafe near the Embarcadero with its amazing view of the Bay.

And John Dickman, the global food services director, has just plain left the building.

Something tells me, though, that we won’t have to worry about Google employees starving. Or being long for their sustainable and organic gourmet fare. Ahhh, we should all be so lucky, shouldn’t we?

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Date: Monday, 31. March 2008 20:31
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8 comments

  1. 1

    They need chefs to make up for the fact that they spend 90 hours a week optimizing search engines or other similarly thankless tasks.

    I wonder what world-changing inventions are not being invented because google has hired all the geniuses in the world.

  2. 2

    Nothing lasts forever in the land of Google.
    Now only the strange remain.
    Who knew?

  3. 3

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  4. 4

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  5. 5

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  8. 8

    Food Gal,
    Urgently trying to reach you about a Google food story for BusinessWeek, where I’m a senior writer. Can you send me your email???

    Thanks so much,
    Michelle Conlin
    BusinessWeek
    212 512 6007

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