The White House has only ever hired seven executive pastry chefs in the history of the sweet position, and now Susan E. Morrison will be the first-ever female pastry chef to take on the job of overseeing the day-to-day, as well as special occasion, operations of the White House’s pastry kitchen. Susan “Susie” E. Morrison, who has worked as the assistant pastry chef at the White House since 2002, will be taking over for her predecessor William Yosses. She will begin just in time for the busy holiday season, and will oversee the highly anticipated holiday gingerbread house. Last year the chefs made an exact sugary replica of the White House itself.
Morrison will oversee day-to-day operations of the kitchens, and will execute all dessert menus for any state dinners and other special events. She has also taken a special interest in the White House resident bee population and honey production, and will be working directly with the First Lady in the White House kitchen gardens to cultivate the freshest ingredients for her pastry creations.
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