CEO and Master Chef

Posted by Patty

December 21, 2012 @ 03:28 PM

If you’ve been following TheLadders Blog, you know that we are a company driven by entrepreneurialism, innovation, creativity, and food! From bake sales benefiting City Harvest to catered lunches helping local downtown restaurants plagued by Hurricane Sandy, our company knows that fueling the mind starts with a full stomach.

However, I was unprepared for what greeted me this morning. Sure, yesterday we received an email alerting us that we generously would be having breakfast – delicious made-to-order crepes:

    • Meat Crepe (ham, Swiss, tomato & herbs)

    • Vegetarian Crepe (Swiss, greens, walnuts, & Roquefort cheese)

    • Sweet Crepes

        • Nutella, strawberry & banana

        • strawberry, balsamic reduction & raspberry jam









Sigh. Decisions, decisions.

So, along with more than 100 of my colleagues, we showed up at 9AM sharp to place our orders and see who this mystery chef was.


You can imagine my surprise when I was greeted by our CEO, Alex Douzet, wearing an apron and swinging a spatula. He’s French and he’s full of surprises…I should have known better.



With two sous chefs, his eight year-old twin daughters Giselle and Gabriella, he swirled, cooked, flipped, and garnished crepes for the whole company for two hours.


Here's what my colleagues at TheLadders had to say:







Who knew that the “C” in CEO could stand for cook? It was the perfect kick-off to a pre-holiday weekend, and just another way that TheLadders is keeping us on-our-toes…and fueled for success.

Happy Holidays!

Lisa Hagendorf is the Vice President of Public Relations for TheLadders where she is a huge ambassador of the brand in the office. At the gym. And on the street. She just can’t stop talking about TheLadders. Ever.




















Topics: Life @TheLadders