A Visit To The Hearst Cafe

Last week, I had the chance to visit one of New York City's most attractive buildings and the first "green" high rise to go up in the city- The Hearst Tower. It houses the Hearst Corporation and all of their numerous publications like Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and many many others. Last Wednesday I was a guest chef for the day at their cafe.

Everything about that building is inspiring; from the glass high rise to the open lighting in the cafe and the large water fountain display in their lobby. It is definitely one of the best cafeterias that I've seen in a high rise.

Last time I was at the Hearst cafeteria, I set the record for most dishes sold by any guest chef and this time was no different since I sold out of all food in under an hour! It's great to know I have fans in the Hearst building. The food sold quick and thanks to my grandmother Helga once again since that day I featured Helga's Fish Cakes in Red Curry Sauce. It was a hit and I have her recipe to thank for that!

What's also exciting to see is all the different types of employees they have from human resource to writers and editors of all the different publications. By just a glance, you can immediately tell that  a young hip and well put together guy works for Esquire while a trendy and fashionable lady might work for Marie Claire.

One of my favorite moments was also seeing my good old friend, Shalou Konet, at the Hearst Cafe. He worked all the way back to Aquavit with me and for 7 years. He helped me out with service on this visit to Hearst and it was so great to reconnect with him again.

I had a great time seeing all the employees at Hearst and I'm looking forward to my next visit. Thanks for having me!

Photos: Cyndi Amaya

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