Tuesday, October 18, 2011

White House Chefs Celebrate School Lunch

First Lady's party guests meet her favorite staff members at Let's Move! reception...
During First Lady Obama's special Let's Move! party on the South Lawn on Monday celebrating the HealthierUS School Challenge, the White House Kitchen was out in force to celebrate with about 1,000 school officials. White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and Pastry Assistant Susie Morrison were in a good mood after demonstrating how to make tasty, healthy snacks; even wine steward Daniel Shanks was celebrating on the South Lawn. (Above, Yosses, center, channels President Nixon; flanked by Morrison and Shanks)

At an outdoor prep table, Yosses and Morrison showed the guests how to make Healthy Fruit and Oat Snack Bars, a longtime White House favorite.

"It was a wonderful day," Yosses said.

Mrs. Obama's Let's Move! team, including Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, and campaign Executive Director Dr. Judy Palfrey, and members of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition mingled with the guests. Council members inclded co-chair and Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Dominique Dawes and Cornell McClellan, the President and Mrs. Obama's personal trainer. They spoke to guests about the PALA Challenge. The guests were given tours of the Kitchen Garden, still cordoned off from this weekend's Fall Garden Tours. (Above: Kass and McClellan chat during the festivities)

*Obama Foodorama photos