About six years ago Compassion’s headquarters moved to our current building. It’s waaay up north on the very edge of the Colorado Springs city limits. Back then there wasn’t much around. (Not so anymore, though. Colorado Springs is included on the list of fastest growing cities in the U.S.!) But back when we first moved, we were in the boonies.

So with our remote location and not many lunch options, one of the exciting features of our new building was the New Delhi Café. Our own little onsite restaurant. It’s not quite up to Google level, but it offers a menu of hot breakfast and lunch dishes available daily for the 550+ staff who work in this building. It’s great!

But here’s where we got Google beat. Our executives do the cooking!

Okay … not all the time. But once a month a “celebrity” chef cooks us lunch — it’s the “Guest Chef” program.

I bet Larry Page and Sergey Brin have yet to don the apron and tall white hat and serve up lunch to their employees.

Little tip: If you’re hoping to land a position here at Compassion, you might want to brush up on your culinary skills.



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  1. May 2, 2008
    at 9:51 am

    It’s good that I work for Compassion from a home office in Portland, OR. I’d totally dumb down the cooking talent Compassion HQ.

  2. Andrew Z.
    May 2, 2008
    at 11:59 am

    Instead of giving free food to employees like Google, it’s good Compassion is focusing on providing free food to kids—doubly true when there are mutliple economic crises overseas right now.

  3. May 2, 2008
    at 2:19 pm

    I wanna be a celebrity chef !!! (no I don’t really, I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to whine).

  4. May 2, 2008
    at 3:09 pm

    Google’s complex is amazing. I used to live very close to it.

    But I think I’d rather eat at Compassion HQ. (I drove by a few years ago, when we were in Colorado Spring for an “exploratory visit.” It’s a gorgeous campus.)

  5. May 4, 2008
    at 8:21 am

    Love it! At the Leadership Conference, in January, I saw the cafe and hoped for a chance to go in. We were never invited to do so, however, and we were fed separately. I can imagine having maybe a couple hundred extra people descending on the food line would have been a bit of a drain. Thanks for the pic’s of the chef’s!

  6. Mike Stephens
    Mar 29, 2009
    at 6:44 pm

    Yes I would like bacon wrapped fillet minions and some crabbed stuffed scallops, 100% mango juice, and a FIERY PRAYER!!!

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