Thursday, December 11, 2008
Google Cooking Competition Pulls ‘Top Chef’–Worthy Judges
Google has some serious pull with chefs — in the past they’ve gotten Anthony Bourdain, Ferran Adrià, Masaharu Morimoto, Marco Pierre White, and Mario Batali to sit around shooting the shit with employees. So we’re impressed but not exactly shocked to hear that the company, in planning a charity cooking competition for its office drones, has managed to snag judges no less prestigious than Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy, Top Chef’s Dave Martin, Rick Smilow (president of the Institute of Culinary Education), and Susie Fogelson (V.P. of Marketing for the Food Network). A hundred bucks says they get Jean-Georges to cook for the holiday Christmas party.