Goldman Bankers Sample Haute Cuisine as Boulud Visits Cafeteria

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employees ate well on Thursday.

Instead of the typical corporate fare at their 11th-floor cafeteria in lower Manhattan, hungry bankers, traders and office workers found finer offerings: dishes by award-winning French chef Daniel Boulud.

The chef, whose eponymous restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side offers a seven-course tasting menu for $234, appeared in person and signed books, according to Tiffany Galvin, a company spokeswoman.

The event was part of “Chef Spotlight,” a daily feature at Goldman Sachs’s cafeteria that typically includes a special menu item but occasionally means visits from famous chefs, Galvin said. Eric Kayser, the noted French baker and food writer, stopped by recently.

The upscale eats could be inspiration for investment bankers the next time they help a famous chef go public, as they did with the 2015 initial public offering for restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack Inc.

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