Sunday, February 20, 2005

The White House is looking for a new chef. Here's a piece from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Have you seen any stories on this? Never mind. I googled.

Here's an interesting one, with good quotes:
At the same time, there is a limit to how creative a chef can be at the White House.

"While it is an honor to serve the first family," he said, "it is the same thing, night in and night out, over an extended period. And it's time for me to be exploring all of my creative abilities and not limiting myself."

Even official dinners can be unsatisfying.

"These are not Escoffier dinners," Scheib said in a 1998 interview before a dinner in honor of Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain. "You can spin it any way you want, it's still a banquet. How you serve 240 people and have them not think it's another rubber-chicken-circuit dinner, that's the job."
I suppose there might be reasons to want the job, but I can't imagine why, and that's without regard to politics.

If you find something really juicy, please pass it on.

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