This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration. Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
July 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unique appearance at the National Press Club, 20 chefs to heads of state from around the world will take part in a Newsmaker news conference at
2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Holeman Lounge to discuss their week-long visit to
the United States.
They will come to the NPC from an expected call on President Obama at the White House on Thursday morning and will then take part in a meeting in the afternoon with the State Department Chef Corps to discuss the confluence of culinary diplomacy, a mixture of cuisine and diplomacy. They also were due to meet U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon in
New York City.
The chefs are members of the Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC), which describes itself as the world's most exclusive gastronomic society. It was founded in 1977 by
Gilles Bragard, who will be at the Newsmaker.
The host for the visit is
Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef, who will help her international counterparts discover American culture through its best products and representative chefs.
The chefs taking part in the visit and who will be attending the Newsmaker are:
GERMANY: Ulrich KERZ Chef of the Federal Chancellor of
GermanyAUSTRIA: Rupert SCHNAIT Chef in charge of the official receptions of the President of the Federal Republic of Austria
CANADA: Timothy WASYLKO Chef of the Prime Minister of
CanadaCHINA: MEN JianZhong and LIU Qiang Chefs of the "Great Hall of the People" in
DENMARK: Jesper VOLLMER Chef of Her Majesty the Queen of
DenmarkUNITED STATES: Cristeta COMERFORD Chef of the President of
the United StatesFINLAND: Isto TAHVANAINEN Chef of the President of the Republic of
FinlandFRANCE: Bernard VAUSSION Chef of the President of the Republic of
FranceGABON: Ferrier RICHARDSON Chef of the President of
GabonINDIA: Machindra KASTURE Chef of the President of the Republic of
IndiaISRAEL: Shalom KADOSH Chef in charge of the official receptions of the President of
ITALIA: Pietro CATZOLA, Chef of the President of the Republic of Italia