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queen calafia namesake of california
Chef Charlie Ayers, opened "Calafia Cafe + Market A Go Go" across the street from Stanford University + Palo Alto High School. Calafia demonstrates that "being green" is good for consumers, team members, the environment, + community. Calafia Cafe Market a Go Go provides healthful, artisan-style, sustainable cuisine, fresh smoothies like "Google Gulp" + fair trade coffee in a fast, affordable format with FREE WIFI :)
Chef Charlie was executive chef for Google Inc., a position he won in a cook-off, judged by the company's 40 employees in 1999. As Google grew, Chef Charlie + his helpers in 10 cafes across the Googleplex served 4,000 meals daily. Chef Charlie's Google cafes were featured in the New York Times, London Times, France's Le Capital, the Washington Post, Food Management, Restaurants Institutions, The Food Network, + the book, "The Google Story: Charlie's Place"...
At Google, Chef Charlie established a new standard: "fine food for the fast crowd" + gained a reputation for innovative, flavorful, + healthful foods that are good for you + the planet. His unique operation was visited by culinary luminaries Cat Cora, Mario Batali, Martin Yan, Bruce Aidell, Bradley Ogden, + Michael Chiarello. In addition to nourishing Silicon Valley high-tech innovators, Chef Charlie has cooked for Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Sultan of Brunei, Queen Noor of Jordan, The Grateful Dead, Robin Williams, Bono, Cold Play, Gwyneth Paltrow + mod*mom :)
Chef Charlie's 1st cookbook is a collection of smart recipes offered at Calafia (i got an autographed copy at a kiwi themed luncheon he created to educate lunchbox preparers like me on innovative ways to get kids to eat green + gold nutritious kiwis!). Chef Charlie is on advisory boards for social conscious organizations such as ChefsForHumanity.Org + ROCKtheEARTH.Org + he supports http://folding.stanford.edu/English/forevercloud
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Stanford University "Abstract Parallels Beyond the App" an Art-Science- Technology performance event. The Art is "forevercloud" 2011 by artist Peter Shaw, in collaboration with the Science of protein folding research program that is calculating to accelerate cures for diseases ranging from Neonatal to Cancer + Alzheimer's. The Technology is the Cloud computing distributed program dynamic of the enterprise created by the Pande Lab.
Stanford University Professor Vijay Pande presented the fundamentals of the http://folding.stanford.edu/ enterprise and how the aesthetic engagement with the New Media Art work "forevercloud" allows Social Media to deliver significant computer power support to http://folding.stanford.edu/ with the content being the vehicle, beyond the standard of applications. what the pande lab can do with their computer program for $1m, would cost $1b to buy from a "cloud" computer power service (computing speed, bandwith).
by ~mod*mom~ at 31.7.11 Â©