We’ve heard a lot about the crazy perks tech startups offer their employees.
But at Stack Exchange, a Financial District-based startup that hosts a network of question-and-answer sites, chefs Phil Sireci and Shanna Sobel serve up some amazing meals that top them all.
From company favourite “breakfast for lunch” to gourmet duck l’orange, Sireci and Sobel make sure that no Stacker is ever left hungry or unsatisfied.
“The good thing about this place is that it’s not really lunch. We cook dinner that just happens to be at lunchtime,” Sireci said to Business Insider. “I look at this as a special every day.”
We took a lunchtime trip to Stack Exchange to meet Sireci and Sobel. We were blown away by what they’re doing in this startup’s kitchen.
Shanna's a huge Dave Matthews Band fan, hence the fire dancer stickers. She played their music in the kitchen so much that now Phil likes them, too.
You really can't beat the view from up here on the 28th floor. Phil usually arrives at around 5:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise and start prep for the day's meal.
We arrived at 11:40, when they were finishing up prep work for the day's lunch. On the menu: shoyu marinated chicken, miso butter swordfish, vegetable dumplings, ginger garlic bok choy, and shishito peppers.
This isn't even all of the food they cooked for the day. In total, they used 20 chickens, 25 pounds of swordfish, 200 pounds of shishito peppers, and 300 dumplings to feed the company's 100 or so employees.
The rest of the food is keeping warm in here. In keeping with the building's fire codes, all of the kitchen's appliances are electric.
Once the food is out, the office manager sends out an email to the office, and everyone forms a line to grab some grub.
The pair poses in front of their health department 'A' rating, which some Stackers gave a little upgrade.
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