HR Strange But True!
August 05, 2005

It seems that everyone at Google is wildly successful--right down to the company chef.

The Internet search company likes to boast of the fine cuisine it provides for free to employees, and in chef Charlie Ayers it had a winner. He so pleased everyone that he was introduced to investment analysts who visited the company's Silicon Valley headquarters in February. All good meals must come to an end, however. Ayers, once the cook for the Grateful Dead, was an early employee of Google and therefore earned valuable stock options. So in May, he left to start his own restaurants.

Now Google is so intent on maintaining the quality of employee cuisine that it has launched a worldwide search for two new chefs, according to the Reuters news agency. That includes issuing a news release for the two openings. The chefs, according to the release, will oversee menus "from vegan entrees to pad Thai, grilled burgers, and wood-fired pizza--all while using organic ingredients whenever possible."

Google also said it will sponsor a cook-off between its top four applicants. It did not specify who gets the thankless job of choosing the winners.

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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