Chef Charlie Ayers
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Chef charlie ayers

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Chef Charlie Ayers lives by the creed "eat, drink, and be merry."  He's most widely known as the former executive chef for Google Inc. and currently Chef Charlie runs the local favorite Calafia Café and Market A Go Go in downtown Palo Alto. He's also working with partners like New Wave Foods, Chowbotics and Tastes On The Fly on exciting projects around robotic food service, plant based foods and a new concept restaurant for the San Francisco Giants at SFO airport.

He's passionate about educating companies that "being green" is good for the consumer, team members, the environment and the local community. Like the "fine food for the fast crowd" Chef Charlie refined at Google, the fundamental goal of Calafia Café  & Market a Go Go and all of Charlie's projects, is to provide the greater public with healthful, artisan-style, sustainable cuisine in a fast and affordable format.

When Chef Charlie isn't busy consulting start up tech companies, writing cookbooks, coordinating food service and backstage catering teams at open air music festivals, or ramping up to open his flagship restaurant operation, he enjoys relaxing at home cooking for friends and family trying out new and old favorite recipes , but don't be surprised if you spot Chef Charlie visiting local famous farmers markets across the country, while wearing one of his favorite crazy Hawaiian shirts.

Chef Charlie’s Calafia Cafe is an experience like nothing else.
— Rachel Anne