This is how Google helps improve our food systems

Lunch with a vision

Published July 22, 2016

From the EAT menu at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2016. Foto: Linus Sundahl-Djerf

How can tech companies like Google help improve our food systems? See the interview where Michiel Bakker, Director of Global Food Services at Google, talks about serving lunch with a vision.

Michiel Bakker says that serving over 60 000 “Googlers” in 56 countries on a daily basis has become an integral part of their vision to approach food with a lot of intentionality. By enabling food choices that are healthy for both people and for the planet, he says Google are not only being ambitious about attracting the top talent and supporting them to perform their best – Google is approaching corporate responsibility in a broader sense to build community and showcase the positive effects of taking food seriously.

In that sense, he says that “the EAT Stockholm Food Forum is a great platform to bring together different stakeholders”. By bringing together people working on not only finding the solutions, but also defining the actions needed to achieve these solutions, Mr Bakker hopes that we can create “meaningful change to create a better food world for all”. It´s about the importance of making food experiences more interactive.


Michiel Bakker


  • Bakker leads Google’s world-renowned Food program, supporting all food service related activities and initiatives for Google’s global community.
  • Company’s vision: Inspire the world to see food choices and experiences as a way to build more sustainable lifestyles and communities.
  • He is member of EAT´s Advisory Board

Watch also the panel debate which Michiel Bakker was a part of during the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2016: Making the food system work for over 9 billion healthy people.  The debate  was moderated by Frank Rijsberman, Chief Executive Officer, CGIAR. Panelists: Michiel Bakker, Director, Global Food Services, Google. Sam Kass, Chef & Senior Food Analyst at NBC News. Allison Ammeter, Chair of the Canadian committees for International Year of Pulses 2016. Ole Hansen, Chief Business of Tomorrow and United Nations Global Compact. Bruce M. Kahn, PhD, ortfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM).