Charlie Ayers, Google’s own chef, has just released a book entitled Food 2.0: Secrets from the Chef Who Fed Google in which he claims that much of Google’s success comes from an office diet of sushi and, well, free beer… Ayers told the Sydney Morning Herald that Google got top results out of it’s employees by,
easing the computer engineers into the long hours culture with innovations including free beer and fortnightly “big-ass” barbecues. To introduce computer experts fresh out of university to early mornings, he developed breakfast specials, such as “French toast with coconut, macadamia and rum”. The rum, beer and barbecues provided perfect cover for converting the “googlers” to a diet that ensured they kept working after lunch, weaning them off pizzas and on to salads.
Not only do they get to work for a company like Google but they get free sushi and beer? Not fair!
source: “The Secret To Google’s Success: Free Beer And Sushi” [TechCrunch]