We’ve all heard the stories of the fantastic food and free lunch at high tech companies like Google and Facebook; do you ever wonder if the food tasted as legendary as implied? I have and I’ve recruited 3 accomplices to help me find out . The goal is to have lunch a couple times a month at different tech companies to review the food, the atmosphere and whether or not it’s a free lunch.
Mike is a fellow foodie and brother from another mother. His favorite food is a good burger (with lettuce). He has a nut allergy so he won’t be reviewing any pecan pies or burnt almond cakes in this series.
Jason is the skeptic in the group, he’s not easy to impress, his favorite food is good sushi. He tells it like it is so you won’t get any sugar coating with his reviews of the food.
Dave eats pretty much anything with hot sauce. His favorite food is pizza and tacos; favorite snack is rippled potato chips with french onion dip.
Mexican food is my fav, specifically al pastor tacos. Bacon ranks really high too, however, salads and paleo foods are better aligned with my fitness goals. I will eat sandwiches or burgers sans lettuce, Mike thinks I’m a total weirdo because of it.
The best part of going to lunch are the people you eat with, the conversation and the food which caps the experience. Having lunch in various tech companies gives us a glimpse of how other tech peeps live. It’s also a great excuse for me to catch up with former colleagues, build new connections, and get my eat on!
We start this series with a trip to Yahoo, Apple and Twitter. We want to stay pretty close to home base, which is Sunnyvale. However, Allison has invited us to Oracle, I will schedule that when we can get away for a couple of hours.
The inspiration for this food tour is the Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner. However, we won’t have a guest speaker or open invitations to the public, only a host who has generously invited us to their cafe for lunch so we can get an inside look.