OK, so we haven't quite got Google's baker. Or the butcher. And it doesn't quite scan right. But we do have an exclusive interview with a Google chef among other Googlers in jobs you wouldn't necessarily associate with Google's usual mission to bag up the world's information.
We've interviewed people working for Google in London and Bangalore as well as spoken to the chap responsible for Googlifing the search giant's European offices; you'll even find out what part of the office is made from faux leather leiderhosen! And then there's the chap who founded meditation classes at the company. It's all in a day's work for these people…
Adrian Evans – top chef
"It's a really diverse role and that's what attracted me to join the party at Google really. We have a lot to do with sustainability and the environment. Day to day we've got to keep the Googlers happy, producing a diverse and varied menu for them – breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have a [special lunch] on a Friday, which is a little bit of a celebration and get together, and introduction for new Googlers.
"We're looking at providing a really nutritious, healthy diet to encourage the Googlers to live that sort of lifestyle. We run the café, we've got the deli and we've six micro-kitchens with grab-and-go food. We're looking at where we're sourcing the produce from, making sure we're only providing free range eggs and poultry, local farmers, supporting the local community. We don't add salt or sugar at all. Everything is cooked with fresh produce.
"We have a wide variety of dishes to cater for the people that work at Google from around the globe. Before I worked for Google I worked in fine dining restaurants and hotels. In all honesty, there aren't many kitchens around London – even in five star hotels – that get to work with the type of produce that I do every day. It's so diverse. Different from where I've worked before? Massively."
Ben Kott – the green guy
"I've been at Google almost three years now and I moved into this role at the beginning of the year. The role is called Green Business Operations. I'm looking at everything in our European operation apart from data centres; they're working over in Mountain View to make our data centres more efficient.
"So I look after office buildings, recycling and waste management and also how employees can get involved. It's quite a varied role and I'm full time on this (100 per cent green!). We have green officers in each office. I'm looking after London and coordinating things across Europe. I'm in a lucky position as I'm very passionate about these things."
Omid Ashtari – the meditator
"I started four years ago in Dublin in our sales team there and worked for two years. And then about one and a half years ago I came to London. My day job role is strategic partnership development manager – quite a mouthful. I license content for Google, so that product managers can use that content to make our products better. So, for example, some of the satellite imagery in Google Maps.
"Although we're a large company now, we strive to keep the startup spirit, so if people see something they like, we can bring it up. I saw this article about meditation in The Financial Times from [London meditation and self development centre] Inner Space about meditation at work.
"If thought it was a good idea, spoke to them and talked to HR. They really liked the idea. We got them to come over and started these sessions. People really got involved and it's a popular thing to go to in the lunch break. It starts with a meditation facilitator giving you a guide to meditation. When you get used to it and embrace it, it has a lot of benefits."
Lalit Katragadda – map maker
"I'm a software engineer at Google in Bangalore, the technical lead for the team that I'm on right now. I've been [here] for the last six years in various roles as at Google you're not really restricted. Google MapMaker was launched about a month ago and since in 58 countries. We're creating high-quality map data for parts of the world where local maps and information is missing.
"[Google's] mission is to organize the world's information and if people don't have rich local information we don't have much to organise! That's the problem we're solving. Three years ago we talked to the founders, they liked the idea and we built the technology for it. It's like a startup environment where you build a prototype and if everybody likes it we use it internally.
"The object is to capture deep and broad information that's also fresh. The only way you can do this is by involving people, but you also need technology for high quality geodata. Is it just for countries with poor map data? That's not true. We want to focus on places like Africa. We've just launched maps of Kenya.
But for the UK, US and so on, there's a need for fresh local content. What's there currently is mostly like a phone directory. If I search for a pub in London, I'm also interested in what the events on are, as well as the menu. That's the other dimension of MapMaker."
Jason Harper – office Googlifier
"I'm based in Hamburg, though I've been responsible for several different locations. What makes [my role] very different is that we've had so much growth over the years that we have to be very creative in the use of space.
"There's always something going on, always something that needs to be changed or modified. We have a lot to do with design. I call myself the 'design police' in the German offices! We have to make sure that when you walk through the door that you recognize two things. Firstly that you recognize you're in a Google office, and secondly, that you recognise you're in a Google office in Zurich or wherever it may be.
"One thing we've learned is that teamwork works well, and people need to sit together. We always have open offices so there's a lot of communication. We also try and counterbalance with comfortable and cosy breakout spaces. The pictures are true! There might be somewhere you can have a massage or play [table football].
"By providing comfortable spaces, people can go back [refreshed] to the open office spaces. As far as the local aspects go, in Munich the reception desk is made out of faux-leather leiderhosen and in Hamburg we've got photos of container ships and we use faux containers as projection screens. It starts off as a wacky idea!
"One of the things I'm most proud of is having proved that things really do work. I'm actually American, but I didn't come from Google US – I'm married to a German. I came from the design and construction side of things. I stumbled across the ad and it's one of those things where you think, "that can't possibly be true" but the next thing you know, there you are. I'll have been here five years in October."