The Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor (www.foodandwinenh.com) kicks off its third year with a pre-festival evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and inside tales of the White House kitchen brought to you by former White House Chef Walter Scheib.
This event will take place on Friday, June 11, 2010, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Aloft Hotel at National Harbor. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Ketchup and libations by Stella Artois and Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. The cost is $50/per person and will benefit The Erikka Hayes Foundation. The Prince Georges County foundation works with economically and socially disadvantaged individuals to educate and cultivate future leaders in the hospitality and foodservice industries. The event is open to the public and tickets are available by clicking on www.foodandwinenh.com and then onto “Check Out Our Special Events.”
Walter Scheib served as the White House Chef for eleven years, hired by First Lady Hillary Clinton and serving through the middle of the Bush administration. Under his leadership, Scheib transformed the traditional French kitchen into a showcase for contemporary American cooking. Since leaving his post, Scheib has created The American Chef, offering catering, cooking classes and culinary talks. He is the author of White House Chefs: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen.