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April 2012

Easter at the White House

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.  

IMG_8972Almost ready to go into the White House with the book for the President & the First Lady -"How to Cook Indian" By Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

IMG_8978Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor and Bill Yosses at the White House

_MG_9016edChefs K.N.Vinod and Sanjeev Kapoor at the White House

IMG_9037L 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

IMG_9033The picture was taken in blue room of the White House. The portrait in the background is of President James Madison

IMG_9026.CR2In conversation with Chef Bill Yosses at Michelle Obama's kitchen garden at the White House

_MG_9010.CR2L to R : Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef K.N.Vinod, Chef Bill Yosses and Chef Anil Rohira

IMG_8999In the background is a stage where a group was practicing for the next day when the White House was expecting about 30,000 guests

IMG_8992L to R : Chefs Sanjeev Kapoor, Bill Yosses, K.N.Vinod and James in the White House kitchen

IMG_8990With internationally renowned pastry Chef Anil Rohira

IMG_8983Putting the finishing touches on the Annual White House Easter Roll's famous Easter egg

IMG_8987A close up view of the White House Easter egg

IMG_9042Chef 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   IMG_9996

Share our Strength's - Taste of the Nation - No kid hungry (2012) - update

The event was a grand success and here are some pictures from the event :



Picnik collage- taste of the town 2012 DC

Picnik collage- taste of the town 2012- DC top row : L to R : Mixologist Gina Chersevani, Chef Scott Drewino of Source,Chef Dean Gold of Dino,     Middle row: Lto R : Chef Adam Sobel of Bourbon Steak, Chef Marc Vidal of Bouqeria,Chef Nick Steffanelli  Bottom row : Chef S.Balamurugan/Indique group, Chef Haider Karoum/Proof & Estadio, Chef Jeffrey Tunks/ Passion Hospitality.


Share our Strength's - Taste of the Nation - No kid hungry (2012)

Washington’s Top Chefs Unite to end Childhood Hunger -

Come join us at the National Building Museum as we join other Chefs to help raise the crucial funds necessary to ensure no kid goes hungry in America. 

Monday, April 2, 2012 

VIP: $150 | 6:00 - 10:00 pm 
General Admission: $95 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Business Casual Attire

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