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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Obama's Chef

Chef Seaton is a NorthWest Carrollton Resident and was chef to President Obama for a week earlier this year.

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Roberta Grove
Grace Episcopal Church on Canal Street had the right idea when they asked Master Chef Ronnie Seaton, personal chef to President Obama and his family, to help with an event called "Candlelight Delight."

Seaton directed local chefs Neal Varrette and Corey Blake in preparing a delicious dinner Sept. 26 to help the church pay its annual $22,000 utility bill. The church is the gathering spot for its congregation and more than 30 multicultural organizations and ministries.

"Roughly, over 100 families are active members of the congregation," said the Rev. Peter Gray. "Since Katrina, our congregation has been enriched by an increase in Hispanic members. One of our major programs includes instruction for those learning English as a second language."

Deacon Charmaine Kathmann was instrumental in organizing the dinner.

Along with a meal fit for the first family, the event included a wonderful performance by members of the Ballet Folklorico Nicaraguense COSMAPA.

If you missed this opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared by Seaton, he may consider a return engagement. He was born in New Orleans.

For information about Grace Episcopal's services and programs, call 504.482.5242.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This was an excellent opportunity for the chefs to give back to the community. The meal presentation was absolutely a success and everyone had a fantastic time!