Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are due in Dallas today along with, of course, George W. Bush for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. I’ve been honored to cook for all of them except President Obama, but hey, still time! I did cook for President Reagan, as well. At a banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth on The Royal Yacht Britannia in Miami, so my tally right now is five.
I have to admit though that President George W. Bush was my favorite to cook for. I remember checking the dessert buffet just as he approached the table. Looking over at me in my chef uniform he shouted” Hey big fella! This food is better than the food at the White House” To which I replied “ Well thank-you Mr. President. I practiced on four other Presidents to get it right for you.” Whatever your political views he is just “the nicest guy” and I am thrilled his library is going to be here in Dallas.