It's said that a person is what he believes in but there is also a saying where they say a person is what he eats. So it is very important what we eat and the big pocket companies understand this completely. Hence they have set up some huge cafeterias which serve everything you need and that too for free or at highly discounted rates.
And it's not just the food but a lot of emphases is also given on the atmosphere & aesthetics of the cafeterias. Everything from custom-made dishes to ever changing menus is all part of the effort to keep their employees happy & focused. So let's check out some of these awesome cafeterias.
Google's cafeteria at the New York office is called Hemispheres that serves three meals a day and snacks for free.
One gets a beautiful view of the Manhattan from the Hemisphere and there is also an outdoor seating arrangement as well.
Hemisphere includes three stations like a salad bar, a burger station, and a FroYo machine apart from many other offerings.
So whether it is fast food, snacks, drinks and various cuisines, you just name it & Google's got it.
The dining area at Apple is called Caffè Macs which serves Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and French cuisine at lunch and it also includes a sunny outdoor seating area
For breakfast they have items like French toast with strawberries, chocolate chip pancakes as well as desserts, freshly squeezed juices, and several flavours of gelato.
Apple has recently built an altogether a new facility called the Caffè Macs Alves that is near its existing building.
Apple's Director of Real Estate Facilities Dan Whisenhunt believes that the cafeterias should be a place where employees could talk freely about their work.
Hence this new cafeteria is not open for the visitors or guests but only Apple employees.
The word cafeteria is very small for Facebook's Menlo Park headquarter's food area as there are 11 joints that serve either free or highly discounted food for both employees and the guests.
Facebook Cafe serves American and Asian cuisines and sometimes the cook will create an employee specific dish too.
Dropbox, the file hosting service located in San Francisco, California, has a cafeteria called the Tuck Shop which is spread across 4,000 square foot and there are chefs who serve you whatever you'd like to have!
According to Bon Appétit, Brian Mattingly, the head chef at Dropbox, once worked in Google's kitchens.
The company also employs pastry chef Laurie Moran, who previously worked at New York City's Le Bernardin and Dominique Ansel's popular bakery in Japan.
Pixar's cafeteria is called Café Luxo and has giant sized statues of Buzz Lightyear and Woody at the entrance.
Café Luxo has a high-ceiling, open space structure that encourages the naturally lit atrium concept which is very visually appealing.
According to Buzzfeed, Craig Payne, the senior design manager said that Steve Jobs wanted the space to feel like the Musée D'Orsay in Paris.
One can have access to a burrito bar, a cereal bar, and pizza from a wood-fire pizza oven.
And Pixar doesn't serve food in Styrofoam packaging or on paper plates but instead they beautifully arrange them on real flatware in order to make the experience feel like dining at a restaurant or home.
The sections and menu at Twitter's cafeteria are named after hashtags such as #comfort food, #tenderloin. The cafeteria is called @birdfeeder. How appropriate!!
So are you thinking and probably sulking about your office cafeterias! :p Well, don't worry we bet even these so called big companies don't have the facility of 'Dabawallas' that serve you healthy home cooked food made with all the love by your Mom' or Wife.