Charlie Ayers is an American chef and former executive chef for Google,which includes an estimated net worth of $46.2 million. Charlie Ayers started his career as a professional chef when he worked for Hilton Hotels’at their Meadowlands and Parsippany places in New Jersey. Then, when he relocated to California, he had a chance to prepare meals backstage at music festivals and eventually hired by several of the bands in the country such as the Grateful Dead. But his life changed when he was selected in a cook off in November 1999, where the forty workers of Google were judges for the said event. He became the executive chef for the search engine, and remained for 6 years. He was also known as Google worker #56. While he is still in the business, he’s 40,000 shares in stock. Together with his stock options in the said firm, he didn’t sell his fair share in the business. When he left Google in 2005, he released his first cookbook, “Food 2.0: Secrets From The Chef Who Fed Google” in 2008, and a year after, Ayers created his own eatery, Calafia Cafe and Marketplace A Go Go found in Palo Alto, California. Charlie Ayers was born on July 5, 1966 in New Jersey. He’s married to Kimberly and has a son.
Charlie Ayers is a chef restauranteur with an estimated net worth of $46.2 million. Ayers was born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his culinary career working for Hilton hotels at its locations in Parsippany and Meadowlands. Ayers quit working for the hotel chain to attend culinary school. Ayers registered into Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Afterward he worked at various restaurants in Providence and Boston. However a love for music, travel, and also to learn more prompted Ayers to move to the west shore.
He settled in California and eventually became a chef for rock band, Grateful Dead. The job coupled his fire for food and music as he got to cater for the green room or various music festivals and be a regular backstage attendee.
In November 1999 Ayers competed in a cook-off to become the executive chef for Goole, Inc,. The contest was decided by Google’s then-40 workers. He won the contest and attained the coveted position. Chef Charlie Ayers spent six years as Google’s executive chef. There was even a whole chapter (“Charlie’s Position”) in David Vises’s book The Google Story focused on Chef Ayers’ culinary masterpieces.
At the end of Chef Ayers’ tenure, he and his five sous chefs and 150 employees in Google’s Mountainview headquarters served about 4,000 lunches and dinner daily. What exactly is impressive is that each meal was just as striking as the food he prepared in his first interview.
In January 2009 Ayers opened his firstCalafia Cafe and Market A Go Go in downtown Palo Alto. The eateries’ notions focus on going green and serving healthy and tasty meals.
Charlie Ayershas enough net worth to buy:
1. 64,516.1 Fantasia by DeSerio Large Cubic Zirconia Hoop Earrings ($465 each)