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The tremendous honor of cooking President Obama's final state dinner

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Dear President and Mrs. Obama,

 

Thank you so much for bestowing upon us the honor of cooking the last state dinner of your administration at the White House on October 18th. It was truly a privilege and a pleasure to work with your fantastic crew led by Chef Chris, Chef Susie and Chef Tommy and we continue to be delighted by our memories of the remarkable hospitality in the White House.

 

At every single turn, in every single corner, and for every second of our precious time planning with Pany and her team in the First Lady’s Office; tasting with the First Lady herself and her fabulous team of tasters; cooking the actual meal; meeting, greeting and hugging you two and Prime Minister Renzi and Mrs Landinin. The entire surreal experience was a dream come true and perhaps our proudest moments ever as chefs.

 

We were the lucky few on our team, but each and every member of our B&B Hospitality Group and Eataly teams were there sharing the experience with us in our hearts. We were honored, humbled and completely ecstatic to have been a small part of your fantastic and festive evening, and remain at your service forever.

 

Mario Batali, Susi Cahn, Andy Nusser, Mark Ladner, Frank Langello, and Rebecca Deangelis

 

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and Mrs. Agnese Landini greet Mario Batali and team in the Blue Room prior to the State Dinner at the White House, Oct. 18, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and Mrs. Agnese Landini greet Mario Batali and team in the Blue Room prior to the State Dinner at the White House, Oct. 18, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

 

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