Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kids Cook for a Cause

On the last day of the annual conference IACP’s Kids in the Kitchen professional interest section partnered with the Clackamas County 4-H club members to prepare a delicious hot lunch at the First Baptist Church for some young people who hang out on Portland streets.  The photo above and program planning leadership was by IACP member Michelle Stern.

Bayless Serves Mole to Mexican Prez at White House

IACP member and celebrity Chef Rick Bayless served as guest chef at the Obama White House’s second state dinner on May 19 honoring Mexican president Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and his wife, Margarita Zavala, as well as 200 other guests. Bayless created a menu of jicama with fruit, a green ceviche, wagyu beef with black mole, and a chocolate tart with goat cheese ice cream.

It was “the first time that real Mexican food will be served in the White House like this," said Bayless, author of several acclaimed cookbooks, host of the PBS TV show called “Mexico—One Plate at a Time,” and owner of Chicago’s fine dining Mexican restaurants, Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, that are favorites of the Obama family.