Facebook poaches Google Chef

Google ChefNow this is something for the records. I don’t know what’s so cool with Facebook that it was able to “poach” long-time Google Executive Chef Josef DeSimone. That’s according to Carolyn Jung of the Food Gal.

Maybe feeding thousands of Googlers everyday isn’t much of a challenge anymore? But why move to the smaller, and yet to be cash-rich, Facebook? My guess is as good as yours.

Chef DeSimone shares his early morning routine at one of Google’ cafe:

At a technology company you might think no one’s around for a morning meal, but that’s not so here in Mountain View. The cafe I run on campus is open for breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. five days a week. My team of 12 feeds a steady crowd of about 750 every morning — and these folks are big on breakfast. Our record so far is making 201 (custom) omelets in 90 minutes. We blend 300 12 oz. fruit smoothies that typically disappear in an hour.

We’ve seen high-caliber Googlers jump ship to Facebook before, but an executive chef? Just mind-boggling. Facebook must be cooking up something. I still don’t get it though.

You can read his personal profile here.


2 Comments

  1. i heard something… that this guy transferred to facebook because his boss was there already… jst a matter of loyalty to the boss not to the company

  2. i guess so. loyalty matters not the company.

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