Flour child: Chef Walter
It’s difficult to duplicate the panache of a
state dinner, the elegance of a First Lady’s luncheon or the pure
feeling of Americana surrounding a South Lawn barbecue. But one
professional, Walter Scheib, knows the secrets to the seemingly
flawless events hosted by presidents and first ladies. Scheib
served for 11 years as the White House chef and now he’s sharing
his unique talents through his event planning and catering company,
The American Chef (www.theamericanchef.com), in Great Falls, Va.
In addition to White House-themed functions, Scheib offers a
number of customized party ideas, following the mandate set for him
when he was hired in 1994 by Hillary Rodham Clinton: highlighting
what is best and most unique in American food, wine and
Scheib also will share his federal experience with groups by
way of lectures and cooking demonstrations.