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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 

Former Google Chef Charlie Ayers spoke in Santa Barbara

Chef Charlie Ayers (Google employee #56) spoke at the ECO:nomics Conference held out at the Bacara Resort.
If you take Charlie Ayers’ view, things in Silicon Valley aren’t going that well–at least judging by pizza boxes and soda cans discarded next to software developers’ desks. 

Your business is only as good as the food you feed your employees, said Ayers, former executive chef at Google, as a crowd of a couple hundred executives and other business-folk munched on his delicious vegetarian dinner under open skies, at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., last week.

Ayers used to feed thousands of employees of Google at its famed Silicon Valley cafeteria, but now owns a restaurant in Palo Alto, Calif., called Calafia, and also organizes cafeterias for start-ups.

He runs such cafes for five start-ups now, Ayers said on the sidelines of the ECO:nomics conference. - WSJ

If you weren't a multi-millionaire and couldn't hear him at the ECO:nomics conference, here he is via a TEDx conference:

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