What’s it like cooking in the White House? Find out on an incredible episode of Chef’s Story with Dorothy Cann Hamilton. She’s joined by William “Bill” Yosses, the coauthor of the book Desserts For Dummies and the former White House Executive Pastry Chef. Yosses was the successor to Thaddeus DuBois who left the same position in 2006. He served as a White House Holiday Pastry Chef for the 2006 holiday season. His most recent project has been to assist in the opening of Paul Newman’s Dressing Room in Westport, Connecticut-a restaurant utilizing locally grown, artisanal and organic food sources. Other Executive Pastry Chef experience includes Josephs Citarella in New York City; planning, designing and opening the pastry department of Bouley Restaurant and Bakery and operating the pastry department of the Tavern on the Green Restaurant in New York City. Mr. Yosses was also Pastry Chef at Montrachet Restaurant in New York City. This program was brought to you by Visit Napa Valley.




“There is a lot of scrutiny through a lot of oversight of budgets and planning and scheduling. There are many layers of that kind of work which is part in parcel of the job.” [37:00]


–Bill Yosses on Chef’s Story