The United States doesn’t have its own castles or palaces — we have the White House. The 55,000-square-foot, six-story residence is the center of the U.S. government’s executive branch. Not only does the president work there, but he also resides there with the First Family. Because the White House is a working office in addition to a home, it follows that the place has a massive housekeeping staff and kitchen staff that keep the White House running like clockwork.
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The White House kitchen staff has an important job: feeding the president and his family. In addition to the everyday meals, snacks, and drinks, the kitchen is also responsible for state dinners and other important gatherings, like the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. So they need to be prepared — at any moment — to host huge parties for the president and other important international figureheads. But how do they do it all?
If you want to learn the ins and outs of cooking for and serving the leader of the free world, check out these 10 secrets of the White House kitchen.