White House Executive Pastry Chef
The White House Executive Pastry Chef is responsible for the planning, managing and preparing of all desserts and pastries served at the White House, the official residence of the President of the United States. This includes State Dinners, official dinners, and private entertaining by the First Family.
The Executive Pastry Chef works separate from the White House Executive Chef and reports directly to the Chief Usher. He works in coordination with these two, as well as the White House Social Secretary, and the First Lady for all events and dinners. The Executive Pastry Chef serves at the First Lady's pleasure and is appointed, or reappointed, by each administration.
The current White House Executive Pastry Chef is Susan Morrison.
Previous Executive Pastry Chefs
- Heinz Bender, February 1968-January 1979
- Albert Kumin, February 1 to December 31, 1979
- Roland Mesnier, 1980–2004
- Thaddeus DuBois, 2004–2006
- William Yosses, 2007–2014
- Susan E. "Susie" Morrison, 2014–present
- "White House Announces New Executive Pastry Chef, Susan Morrison" (Press release). The White House, Office of the First Lady. November 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
- "Special Dishes for the Doers". The Washington Post. August 8, 1968. p. D8.
- Rice, William (January 16, 1979). "Let Them Eat Cake: The White House Has A New Pastry Chef". The Washington Post. pp. B1, B8.
- Grimes, William (September 12, 2016). "Albert Kumin, Pastry Chef for Carter White House and Top New York Restaurants, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2016; Burros, Marian (December 13, 1979). "Jottings". The Washington Post. p. E20.
- Collins, Michael. "Meet White House Chef Thaddeus DuBois". HGTV. Retrieved 21 February 2014.