Every year, the White House hosts numerous dinners, each designed to honor an individual or group of individuals. This year, the dignitaries of the White House dinner are those living with multiple sclerosis, and each of the dignitaries will receive a “ribbon of hope” upon entering and will receive Presidential treatment throughout the evening.
During dinner, former White House Chefs Guy Mitchell and Woody Raber will prepare White House recipes and:
The evening will begin with a WHITE HOUSE ROOF GARDEN SALAD
followed by your ENTRÉE CHOICE of:
STUFFED PORTABELLO MUSHROOM.
Finish with a delectable DESSERT, CHOCOLATE FREEDOM.
MEET THE CHEFS...
CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE CHEF
Chef Guy Mitchell is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He sits on The Board of Directors for the New York City Culinary Academy.
Chef Guy Mitchell has served as Executive Chef for the Philadelphia Eagles, all of the “Rocky” Hollywood film sets
and has hosted the famous QVC television show as well as the The Atlantic City and Philadelphia Food and Wine Festivals. Chef GuyMitchell cooked for the Academy Awards and while working in New York, has served as Executive Chef for David Rockefeller in his distinguished Montauk Yacht Club on Star Island. He also worked with Chef Ron Duprat at the James Beard Foundation in New York City.
Through Guy’s arising accomplishments, he has had the unique pleasure of working closely with the White House and Vice Presidents' residence to host special engagements with the Presidents’ and Vice Presidents' chefs. He recently was invited by the Commander Navy Installations Command as a guest Judge for the CNIC Navy-Wide Culinary Competition. Navy Chefs are selected from their region to fly to Washington D.C. to compete against each other. Some of these Navy Chefs are later chosen to work at the White House Navy Mess, the Vice Presidents' Residence, the Pentagon and other high ranking Navy Installations. Chef Guy was awarded the MCPON coin from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Rick D. West for his service.
Chef Guy also performs at the Fancy Food Show in New York City representing Canada in the Canadian Pavilion. Guy prepares White House dishes using Canadian products. Guy always uses the phrase, "Canada is our neighbor": and "Canadians are our friends".
He has also had the great pleasure of working with such famous chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, Morimoto, Bobby Flay, Paula Dean, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Tyler Florence, Ingrid Hoffman, Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) and Giada De Lorentiis, all from the Food Network.
Chef Guy has received rave reviews from every publication in Bucks County about his scrumptious entrees. His “all-star” one of a kind personality and great talents make our own Chef Guy Mitchell Southeast PA’s Top Chef.
Chef Guy continues to entertain guests through cooking Demonstrations. Through these fabulous demonstrations, he has had the privilege of working with the renowned pastry Chef, Robert Bennett, formerly the Executive Pastry Chef of Philadelphia’s La Bec Fin and Food Network Chef.
Chef Guy has currently created a group of former White House Chefs called the "White House Chef Tour" where they travel the east coast performing food demonstrations at culinary schools, fund raisers, wine and food festivals and other events.
However, Chef Guy is not all business! During the 9/11 Tragedy, he hosted and raised $30,000 for the Fireman’s Burn Center in New York City. He also was part of the Hurricane Katrina fundraiser which raised $50,000. During his accomplished career, he has also become a Noted Mastery of Culinary Creations. It was documented in the
restaurant reviews by Mr. Richard Burn, “His 30 years of experience clearly shows in his dishes”.
UNITED STATES NAVY RETIRED
White House Chef Michael Raber is a native of Delanco, New Jersey and a 1990 graduate of Burlington County Institute of Technology Westampton. Chef Raber joined the Navy in June 1990. He completed recruit training at Great Lakes, IL and Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Groton, CT. He is a Master Certified Food Executive from International Food Service Executive Association (IFSEA). He has completed advance culinary skills course at Fort Lee , VA and attended the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. He is a graduate of Burlington County College with an associates in applied science degree in Food Service Hospitality Management.
Chef Raber's assignments at sea include USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707) where he stood watch as the nuclear weapons security guard. He was later selected for conversion to Food Service Specialist where he served as the leading Petty Officer of Food Service. He was transferred to the USS DOLPHIN (AGSS-555), the last diesel submarine and the world's deepest diving submarine. On board he earned the Navy's Deep Submerges Pin and also served as a Culinary Specialist. Exhibiting all-around proficiency, he also stood watch as Sonar Operator and Submarine Rescue Swimmer on the open ocean during two operational deployments.
Chef Raber's shore assignments include Naval Hospital Millington, TN. He completed two deployments while assigned to the Fleet Hospital. Chef Raber was selected for Presidential Food Service, Washington, D.C. and served as the Food Service Purchasing Coordinator for the White House Navy Mess Logistics Department. As Presidential Travel Advance Team Leader, he spent more than 250 days on 75 domestic and overseas Presidential trips supporting the President and First Family with personalized services and security. As a kitchen supervisor in the West wing, he was awarded THE FIVE STAR FIVE DIAMOND AWARD for the years of 2003, 2004 and 2005. Chef Raber served as a Federal Response officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2001 and 2009. His service earned him two certificates of appreciation from the United States Secret Service Presidential Protective Division for his efforts in providing logistical support and food security. In 2008, Chef Raber received the New Jersey Council Vocational Technical Schools Successful Graduate Recognition Award. Retired as a chief from the navy in 2010, he now works for Burlington County (SPCA) police and the the office of Military Education & Veterans Services at Burlington County College.
Raffle, Silent Auction & Cork Pull
Guest Speaker, Johnetta Alston Lake
White House Chefs, Guy Mitchell & Michael "Woody" Raber
- 7 Day Spa Classic
- Autographed Team Giants and Jets Footballs
- Hudson River/ Manhattan Skyline Sight-Seeing Flight
- Foursomes of Golf to Forsgate Country Club, Beaver Brook Country Club, Panther Valley Golf and Country Club, Ron Jaworski Golf, Cruz Golf Country Club And MORE!
- Coach and Steve Madden Bags
Forsgate Country Club
Tickets: $100 Per Person
We are offering the opportunity, for those who are interested, to buy a ticket for someone living with MS. Please consider our "Dining with Dignitaries" purchase opportunity when buying your tickets! Please Contact Allison if you are interested.