The way to employees’ hearts is through their stomachs.
At least, that’s what some major tech companies seem to think.
From snacks to gourmet lunches, free food is a major perk at these organisations.
Here’s how companies like Facebook and Twitter feed their employees:
Considering its focus on restaurant reviews, it makes sense that Yelp's Manhattan office would have some great food. The company runs its own café, where workers can grab a cup of coffee throughout the workday.
Meanwhile, Uber's Manhattan office serves up free lunch every day. A spokesperson told us that one of the most popular options is 'brunch for lunch,' which features scrambled egg whites with scallions, chicken apple sausage, and challah French toast.
LinkedIn employees enjoy free, catered breakfasts and lunches every day in the company's Empire State Building office. The company also offers plenty of spontaneous treats, like pop-up poke bars (a raw fish salad that originated in Hawaiian cuisine) and cookie decorating stations.
Facebook's Manhattan office is pretty famous for its food. The company staffs a culinary team that works out of a fully-equipped commercial kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the office's cafeteria.
Employee favourites include the pizza station, the salad bar, and the frozen yogurt, which is made in the office. The office even employs a pastry chef.
Over in Brooklyn, Kickstarter's kitchen is the social hub of its office. Every Thursday, employees gather to share a family-style lunch here.
They also grow their own food. Kickstarter keeps a vegetable garden on its roof, where employees cultivate herbs, blueberries, strawberries, lavender, sage, chard, oregano, figs, radishes, squash, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, and kale.
Twitter's Chelsea office boasts an enormous café, where employees can eat breakfast and lunch for free. It's run by Twitter's in-house chef Mark Gandara, who previously worked as the chef de cuisine at Red Rooster, a popular, southern-style eatery in New York City.
The menu tends to feature a bit of everything, including kale Caesar salads, a ramen bar, fruit smoothies, avocado toast, and even churro waffles. The kitchen team is also working to recycle food and incorporate more and more local ingredients grown from within 200 miles of the office.
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