A fab cafeteria

Mat Massen's Glo Flo lunchg

From a recent lunch there: Pesto-grilled skirt steak à la Global Foundries

It sounds like the new cafeteria at the GlobalFoundries chip fab in Malta is probably a bit nicer than the snack bar at your office, in part of because of the mix of employees from all over the world. From a recent bit on the website for industry publication Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design, which notes that half of the contractors working at the fab are from abroad:

These workers from abroad have raised the standards for the Fab 8 cafeteria, said Angelo Mazzone, the CEO of a company which runs five cafeterias and six restaurants in the area. "We have a lot of people here from Singapore and Dresden, and these people from overseas know so much about food," Mazzone said.
Each food station has a bona fide chef, and there is a full-time coffee barista who offers drinks made from beans sourced from around the world. "The people from Dresden like real strong coffee," Mazzone noted.

The fab is ramping up production, and the cafeteria may eventually go 24/7.

photo: Mat Maessen

Comments

Me thinks i will start a company.
Have the state forgive the taxes.
Give me millions of incentives.
Hire only folks from out of the country.
Destroy the water, get rid of the trees.
Make life miserable for the home owners with loud industrial noises
And give my workers FREE GOURMET FOOD!
,

"these people from overseas know so much about food."
um. yeah, cause we American dum dums don't know squat about food and only like to be served corn dogs, chicken nuggets and french fries.

Really, Mazzone? Really?
*Your* restaurants are being kept in business by LOCAL people who appreciate--dare I say KNOW-- good food.

also, I am not from Dresden. But I like "real strong coffee". gasp.

@mg: I don't think the food is free. The article mentions that meals are about $6.

The meal in the picture was $6.99, plus tax.

With two 12-hour shifts, compressed workweek (4 days on, 3 days off) on a 14-day cycle (home every other weekend) I wouldn't envy these people.

Sorry, i was ranting about that Saudi owned company and wanted to be dramatic! Food served there is much less expensive than his other restaurants.

mg - it's not a Saudi owned company.

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