SAN FRANCISCO — Now Facebook's cooking.
The social networking upstart has been poaching top talent from Google Inc. for months. The catch of the day is Executive Chef Josef Desimone, who is sure to win hearts and stomachs at Facebook by substituting its steam-heated buffets with the fresh, healthy gourmet fare for which Google became famous.
"Joey has the chops," said Charlie Ayers, author of "Food 2.0: Secrets From the Chef Who Fed Google."
As Google's first executive chef, Ayers hired Desimone in 2003 when Google was growing so fast that they cooked in the back of an 18-wheeler and served meals under tents.
Desimone, one of Google's top chefs, couldn't be reached for comment. But in an interview with Fast Company published last month, he described Google as "Disneyland" and asked "Where do you go from here?"