As Executive Chef at the White House, Chef Scheib's duties include managing and preparing all menus and meals for the First Family and their private entertaining, as well as official and state function of the presidency. In his book "White House Chef" Scheib talks about the challenges preparing home cooked meals for a family as he oversees a part-time staff of 20.
Scheib is known for his creation of a distinctly American cuisine for the White House. He was responsible in this role for preparing everything from simple First Family dinners to very formal State Dinners. His creations were served to many of the highest dignitaries in the world, including Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Vicente Fox, Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela and Boris Yeltsin.
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Podcast Date: 2/13/2007