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In 1999, Google hired its first executive chef, Charlie Ayers.
Ayers was previously known as the chef for the Grateful Dead.
In a new book about Google’s early days, Ayers describes the odd interview he had with Google founder Larry Page.
He also discussed the wild parties during Google’s annual ski trip, filled with booze, pot, and ‘ganja goo balls.’

In 1998, when the year-old Google had grown up out of its digs in Susan Wojcicki ‘s house and moved into its first proper office in Palo Alto, California, the 50-ish people who worked at the company were hungry, so Larry Page decided to hire a chef.

Google would end hiring Charlie Ayers who was, until that time, best known as the former chef for the Grateful Dead, which put him in the middle of the “counter culture” back in the day.

Ayers described that first interview with Page and the epic parties he threw in a new book by Adam Fisher called the Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (as Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom). An excerpt of the book was published by Vanity Fair.

Ayers landed at Google because founder Larry Page’s father …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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