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Science and Culture - Waltz or Twerk?

William Yosses: White House Executive Pastry Chef

Thursday, July 7, 2022
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Haldeman Center 041 Kreindler Conference
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Clubs & Organizations, Lectures & Seminars

"The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite Wisdom, but to put a limit to infiite error" 

William (Bill) Yosses, held the title of White House Executive Pastry Chef for 7 years from 2007 to 2014. Other pastry chef experience includes Bouley Restaurant in New York City and The Dressing Room in Westport Connecticut, owned by the late actor/philanthropist Paul Newman.

As pastry chef of the White House he planned desserts for the First Family and their guests from breakfast meetings to State Dinners, over the span of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.  While at the White House he worked closely with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to improve health outcomes related to food issues and was responsible for managing the First Lady’s South Lawn garden and bakery.

He has published three books, The Sweet SpotPerfect Finish, and Desserts for Dummies. His non-profit foundation, Kitchen Garden Laboratory, was inspired by his experience lecturing at the Science and Cooking Course at Harvard University. The foundation creates curriculum that uses culinary techniques to teach science in the 6th to 12th grades. It has been used at the STEM INSTITUTE, department of Education, New York City.

For more information, contact:
Liz Cassell

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