I had the good fortune of visiting the White House on Easter Sunday along with my good friend and celebarated chef, Sanjeev Kapoor. My last visit to the White House kitchen was when Walter Scheib was the Executive Chef many years ago. This time around we had the pleasure of Chef Bill Yosses taking the time out to show us different areas of the White House such as the kitchen, State dining room, red room, blue room, and even Michelle Obama's kitchen garden. While at the White House, it was a great pleasure to meet Chef Anil Rohira, an internationally renowned pastry chef who was visiting from India. This visit to the White House was extensively covered by several news outlets within India including Times of India, Hindustan Times, Financial Times, Indian Express, Deccan Herald and so on.
Here are some pictures from the visit.
Almost ready to go into the White House with the book for the President & the First Lady -"How to Cook Indian" By Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor and Bill Yosses at the White House
Chefs K.N.Vinod and Sanjeev Kapoor at the White House
L to R : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef Bill Yosses and Chef K.N.Vinod in the state dining room. In the background is President Lincoln's portrait hung over the fire place
The picture was taken in blue room of the White House. The portrait in the background is of President James Madison
In conversation with Chef Bill Yosses at Michelle Obama's kitchen garden at the White House
L to R : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef K.N.Vinod, Chef Bill Yosses and Chef Anil Rohira
In the background is a stage where a group was practicing for the next day when the White House was expecting about 30,000 guests
L to R : Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor, Bill Yosses, K.N.Vinod and James in the White House kitchen
With internationally renowned pastry Chef Anil Rohira
Putting the finishing touches on the Annual White House Easter Roll's famous Easter egg
A close up view of the White House Easter egg
Chef Bill Yosses taking a look at "How to Cook Indian" with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. This book was autographed and given to be presented to the President and the First Lady