Russian menus, grapeless Jazz Salad and other top-secret cafeteria complaints from inside the CIA

Source: Abby Phillip, Washington Post, in the Loop blog, July 14, 2014

..It turns out that some of the nation’s top intelligence officers are aggressively insisting on quality control in their office cafeteria. Thanks to a 2010 Freedom of Information Act request recently surfaced by the open-source FOIA experts at MuckRock, we now have a rare glimpse into what exactly life is like in Langley. The FOIA request was for the “feedback” messages sent by CIA’s employees to cafeteria managers; the messages received in the government’s 2011 response were as good as you would expect. Names are, of course, redacted….
Wanted: Top (secret) chef
Source: Julian Hattem, The Hill, July 16, 2014

One spy agency is looking for a new chef who can fry, bake and keep a secret. Food contractor Sodexo recently posted a job advertisement seeking an executive chef for a top government agency, but specified that applicants must be able to obtain a top-secret government clearance. “Sodexo’s Government Services Division is seeking a strong Executive Chef to manage all the culinary operations at a high profile government dining account in Northern Virginia,” the company said. “The successful candidate must be able to obtain a TS [top secret]/SCI [sensitive compartmented information] clearance.” The ad did not specify which agency is looking for the chef but noted that the job is in Herndon, Va. SCI access is used for officials dealing with intelligence information, such as staffers at the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency. …