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  • White House losing pastry chef Bill Yosses in June

    03/19/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    AP via Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving the White House in June after more than seven years of dessert-making. He plans to move to New York to teach about eating healthier, and join his husband... Yosses has said he was dubbed "The Crust Master" by President Barack Obama, who had a weakness for just about any fruit pie the chef turned out. Last Thanksgiving, for example, the Obama family and guests had their choice of six varieties of Yosses' pies - huckleberry, pecan, chocolate cream, sweet potato, banana cream or coconut cream. At Christmas, the roughly 300-pound...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.17.05

    08/17/2005 2:40:10 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 141 replies · 2,986+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday August 17, 2005 | GretchenM
    The president continues his working vacation in Crawford, Texas, with the esteemed Mrs. Bush. I haven't found new photos of them for today, but there are a few of other administration officials and employees. A new White House Chef has been hired: Chef Cristeta 'Cris' Comerford from the Philippines, who was hired to "give the White House menus a lighter, more American flair." Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is in Latin America for three days; he is in Paraguay for two days. Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • First Woman White House Head Chef Hired

    08/14/2005 12:49:41 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 50 replies · 1,676+ views
    Associated Press ^ | By NEDRA PICKLER
    WACO, Texas - Kitchen duties may have traditionally been viewed as women's work, but not at the White House. Until now: Cristeta Comerford has been named executive chief. After an extensive six-month search, first lady Laura Bush announced Sunday that Comerford was chosen from hundreds of applicants to head the executive kitchen. A naturalized U.S. citizen from the Philippines, she will be the first woman and first minority to hold the post. The 42-year-old Comerford has been an assistant chef at the White House for 10 years. She worked under former executive chef Walter Scheib III, who resigned in February.
  • The Guild 4-27-2005 Confections of a Beltway insider

    04/27/2005 4:58:06 AM PDT · by BigWaveBetty · 168 replies · 4,200+ views
    u-dailynews.com ^ | Tuesday, April 26, 2005 | Natalie Haughton
    Hail to the chef: Former White House pastry guru shares his sweet secretsImagine spending almost 25 years in the White House pastry kitchen as the executive pastry chef for five presidents and first families, doing your work surrounded by pounds of butter, chocolate, cream, fresh fruits and sugar. While the job may sound like a dessert lover's dream, it's not always as sweet as it seems. Just ask French-born patissier Roland R. Mesnier, who retired last July. Lately he's been traveling throughout the country promoting his first cookbook, "Dessert University" (Simon & Schuster; $40), which took four years to write...
  • John Kass: BBQ Barons Have What it Takes to be White House Chef (Cowtown Dragon Turds!?)

    02/23/2005 8:23:34 PM PST · by quidnunc · 71 replies · 1,658+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 23, 2005 | John Kass
    If there's one thing Americans won't abide in a White House chef, it's rude behavior. And acting snooty with First Lady Laura Bush over her tastes is just about as rude as it gets. "We've been trying to find a way to satisfy the first lady's stylistic requirements, and it has been difficult. Basically, I was not successful in my attempt," Walter Scheib III was quoted as saying, snootily, just after he was fired. Scheib Three said he would soon get a new job. "I'm not going to be running the local pancake house," he said, his nose in the...
  • Bushes seek chef who can do Tex-Mex, barbecue

    02/20/2005 6:34:05 PM PST · by bayourod · 219 replies · 5,076+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 20, 2005
    Fancy state dinners aren't all the new White House chef will need to do -- the Bushes are looking for someone who knows barbecue and other good old American fare. Laura Bush told Newsweek she doesn't expect that any of the celebrity chefs with books or television shows will be interested in becoming head chef at the presidential home. But she's looking to fill the job with someone who "can really showcase American foods." The previous White House chef, Walter Scheib III, has left to pursue new opportunities after nearly 11 years of cooking for two presidents, and the first...
  • Laura Bush Looking for a Multifaceted Chef

    02/20/2005 10:01:21 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 84 replies · 1,948+ views
    WASHINGTON - Fancy state dinners aren't all the new White House chef will need to do — the Bushes are looking for someone who knows barbecue and other good old American fare. Laura Bush told Newsweek she doesn't expect that any of the celebrity chefs with books or television shows will be interested in becoming head chef at the presidential home. But she's looking to fill the job with someone who "can really showcase American foods." The previous White House chef, Walter Scheib III, has left to pursue new opportunities after nearly 11 years of cooking for two presidents, and...
  • COMMANDER IN CHEF A VERY TALL ORDER

    02/19/2005 9:09:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 62 replies · 1,961+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/19/5 | Carol Ness
    Job constraints, politics make White House unappetizing to many Bay Area food stars - The White House is shopping for a new chef. But despite the Bay Area's national status as a culinary capital, no one really expects the search to focus here. "I don't think they'll be calling,'' says renowned chef Nancy Oakes of Boulevard in San Francisco. "I think my name is on a list of fund-raisers for John Kerry.'' Even food, it seems, comes in red and blue. The idea of going to the White House drew guffaws from many local chefs, staunch Democrats who say they...